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Stroud Brewery

Once again, another small scale local producer located in a neighbouring town to our Cheltenham store.  With sustainability at the core of their production, their values set them aside for many of the smaller breweries and we recognise the importance of that.  The brewery meets Soil Association organic standards so you can drink happily in the knowledge that your chosen tipple is of the highest quality.

With multiple beers in the range winning a prestigious and illustrious Great Taste Award, whether it’s bitter, ale, stout or regular beer you like, Stroud have got you covered!

About Stroud Brewery:

Brewery founder Greg studied Marine Biology (and drank a lot of beer) at Swansea University.  After graduating he worked for various conservation organisations in the UK and overseas.  After 2 years VSO, as Project Manager for a conservation project in Nigeria, Greg travelled for two years researching the traditional alcoholic beverages of Africa – how they were produced and the social context they were drunk in.

This was with some support from Guinness Brewing Worldwide, and subsidised by the updating of sections of the Rough Guide to Africa. Returning to the UK, Greg settled in Bristol and began working for the Soil Association, principally as project Co-ordinator for the Cultivating Communities project. Working for the Soil Association developed Greg’s interest in the importance of organic.

Greg’s interest in sustainable development, community creation and beer came together.  He had a vision to develop a thriving, dynamic and resilient enterprise, recognised for its ethos of sustainability and producing a nationally respected range of cask ales and organic bottled beers.

With a family on the way Greg and his partner Jade decided to leave Bristol and find somewhere lovely to raise a family and set up an organic brewery.

“Stroud Brewery was established in 2006. Just 2 months later, its launching brew, Budding, was awarded Champion Beer of Gloucestershire at the Cotswold Beer Festival and it remains our most popular beer.  The business has grown steadily and now employs over 20 people.

To our surprise, Stroud Brewery outgrew the original site in all areas: the brewery, office and tap. We could never have imagined this 6 years ago.

We recently constructed a brand new building on a disused car park just 100 metres away, purpose built for our growing needs. It provides more space for the brewery, allowing an increase in our production capacity, a larger office and a canal-side tap with beautiful views of the Golden Valley. It’s an exciting time for us.

Craft breweries are opening up all over the UK.  Each have their own story to tell but we are pretty sure that none are quite like ours” – Greg Pilley – Stroud Brewery Founder.

Check out the Stroud range here:

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