Crouch Vale Brewery

South Woodham Ferrers, Essex
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South Woodham Ferrers (Greater Anglia)

Crouch Vale Brewery is the longest established brewery in Essex (following the closure of Ridley’s Essex breweries after Greene King’s takeover in 2005). Indeed, they’re probably the longest running brewery on our supplier list. Don’t let that put you off – it’s tough to establish a brewery now, imagine how difficult it was in 1981. Respect.

Original co-founder Colin Bocking still heads up the brewery, and over the years Crouch Vale has grown in stature, moving to its current premises in South Woodham Ferrers in 2006.

Crouch Vale’s Golden Ales are its strongest calling card: from the multi-award winning ‘Brewers Gold’ to the excellent American hopped ‘Yakima Gold’ and ‘Amarillo’.

For the film buffs out there, Crouch Vale’s ‘Essex Boys’ Bitter is produced not far from the spot where a gruesome double murder inspired the cult 2000 flick of the same name. Sorted.

  • Full Nelson
    Full Nelson | Pale Ale
  • Amarillo
    Amarillo | Golden Ale
  • Essex Boys Best Bitter
    Essex Boys Best Bitter | Bitter

    Full bodied, traditional-style mid-brown “best” brewed from 100% English barley malt and copious English Challenger and Boadicea hops, which shine through. This is a great beer of its type and a classic session beer.

  • Brewers Gold
    Brewers Gold | Golden Ale

    A craft-brewed ale, produced in the same way as the cask conditioned 'Supreme Champion Beer Of Britain 2005 & 2006', then cold-filtered and expertly bottled.

    Brewers Gold is a pale, refreshing and uncompromisingly hoppy beer with gorgeous aromas of tropical fruits, bitter-sweet mouthfeel and a lasting hop presence.

    It was first brewed in the summer of 2000 as a seasonal beer but made permanently available after unprecedented customer demand.