Watsons Brewery

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Colchester North

Watson’s Brewery is a micro brewery based in Colchester (and perhaps the smallest we've come across). Mark Watson, a long time beer aficionado, started casually brewing at home back in 2016 but soon found that his early efforts really stacked up against commercial breweries - so Watson's Brewery was born.

Having visiting the brewery and enjoyed a brew (coffee) in his kitchen, we can vouch that it must be the smallest registered brewery in Essex - housed as it is in Mark's lean-to extension.

However, don't be fooled. What the brewery might lack in size, it certainly make up for with taste - brewing a great selection of small batch, big flavoured beers!

Veterans of SX Bottle Share (held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Alehouse in Chelmsford) will be familiar with Mark and his beers - it's certainly about time that a few more of us got chance to sample them!

  • Old Ben's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
    Old Ben's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout | Milk Stout
  • 2017 Old Ale
    2017 Old Ale | Old Ale
  • White Otter
    White Otter | IPA
  • Black Otter
    Black Otter | Black IPA