About company

The Cheshire Brewhouse is a multi-award-winning artisan microbrewery, based in Congleton, Cheshire. The brewery began life with a 5BBL (1440 pints per brew) capacity. This was recently increased to 10BBL (2880 pints per brew) doubling production capabilities. We have have further expansions planned inline with any organic growth.

Our previous hard work and continuous quality checks and recipe refinements gave us great success in 2018, with a quartet of Great Taste Awards. These included a coveted 3-star award, 2-star award and two one star awards for our vegan-friendly brews. Last year was capped off nicely with a win on the world stage, taking the Champion Beer Award at the RMI Analytics Heirloom Malt World finals. The RMI Analytics awards are all judged under a strict blind-tasting criteria, so the products are judged purely on merit.

Shane Swindells is the driving force behind the scenes. Shane is a multi-skilled engineer with a real passion for quality ales. Shane is a great believer in local products and is passionate about supporting local business. The Cheshire Brewhouse strives wherever possible to use British products and suppliers when making our beers.

The Cheshire Brewhouse is slightly different than most start up microbreweries. We are truly dedicated and focused on attention to detail. We have gone the extra-mile to hand craft the best British cask ale we can possibly make.

Shane used his 20+ years experience in engineering food manufacturing and brewing to build the original brewery and the more recent expansions himself. The brewery equipment is bespoke, and definitely not off the peg. The brewery features a few pieces of specialist equipment you won’t find elsewhere, which we hope you agree, help our beer stand out from the crowd.



3-star Great Taste Award

2-star Great Taste Award

1-star Great Taste Award

1-star Great Taste Award

Champion Beer - RMI Analytics Heirloom Malt Awards

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Market Information

Target Export Markets (Europe)
Switzerland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden

Target Export Markets (Rest of the World)
Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, Colombia, Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Israel, Thailand, United States, Peru, South Korea