Wibblers Brewery

Southminster, Essex
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Southminster (Greater Anglia)

Wibblers grew out of Head Brewer Phil Wilcox’s passion for home brewing, which started when he was a poor student in need of cheap beer. Phil’s last homebrew kit now works alongside the main equipment in the brewery – it’s a serious set-up, no buckets involved! A genuine family-run brewery, Phil is ably assisted by his wife Abby, dad Jeremy and father-in-law Bob.

As for the beers, Wibblers offer a wide range of styles good for a session such as ‘Apprentice’ and the ‘Dengie’ IPA, and others that pack a surprise such as the ‘Hop Black’, a Cascadian dark Mild ale. Other surprises include the white labelled ‘Alepine’ lager (popular in the French ski market) as well as the Dengie Cider range. The real ales also happen to be vegan friendly, an often-overlooked consideration, but one which sets Wibblers apart from some of their contemporaries.

Wibblers are the first to admit that their name is a bit silly so have adopted the maxim ‘daft name, great beer’. However, keen comedy fans might have already noted the Red Dwarf link in the name – can you recall which series and episode it references?

  • Odyssey
    Odyssey | Lager
  • Odyssey
    Odyssey |
  • Here Be Dragons
    Here Be Dragons | IPA
  • Alepine - American Pale Ale
    Alepine - American Pale Ale | Pale Ale (US)
  • Triple Hop-pily IPA
    Triple Hop-pily IPA | IPA
  • Apprentice
    Apprentice | Bitter

    Amber, slightly malty session beer brewed with Polish Marynka hops.

  • Hop Black
    Hop Black | Mild Ale

    A somewhat deceiving beer, Hop Black looks like (and is classified) as a Mild Ale but is not especially traditional (as that term might suggest) containing US Cascade hops and drinking more like a Golden Ale. An interesting beer all round.