The Estate

At Ashgrove Farm in rural Wiltshire, we converted an old barn into a brewery using our natural resources from the Estate to give people a taste of Britishness in our brews.

OLD WORLD TRADITIONS WITH NEW WORLD INGREDIENTS

Specially-selected hops, blended with classic varieties and new breeds help to shape each of our beer’s flavour, making them well-rounded and sessionable.

A PINT OF BEER COULDN’T COME FROM A BETTER HOME

Gritchie Brewing Company is part of Ashgrove Farm, nestled within 1,000 acres of rural British countryside within the Ashcombe Estate. Two of our main ingredients are truly homegrown, the Maris Otter malt barley that we harvest from our fields and the local water sourced beneath the ground of our land.

TIME AND WORK

In truth, there are no shortcuts when it comes to learning the art of beer making. Constantly wishing to improve and learn from our contemporaries, we strive to inject modern sensibilities into a traditional British drink.

IT’S ABOUT THE BARLEY

It takes two days to harvest our barley crop. We harvest 80 tons of Maris Otter malt barley each year to create English Lore and aim for the peak of summertime – at the end of July or towards the start of August – using those hot dry days to gather the barley.

NATURAL INGREDIENTS

Our beer wouldn’t be what it is without our unique malt and hop recipes. We believe we’ve struck upon the perfect blend of natural ingredients to create beautifully balanced beer with great drinkability.

MEET OUR ARCHANGELS

We have six core principal beers: English Lore, Angel’s Lore, Moon Lore, Session Lore, Summer Lore and Winter Lore. The term ‘Lore’ which means the passing-on of knowledge and legacy, is part of our beer story to honour traditions whilst creating something that can be shared.

Our four fermenters named after the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael and Uriel, each lend a characteristic to our brews.

Happy Cows

We currently brew 20bbl at a time which is equivalent to around 5,772 pints of beer. We take the spent grains from each of our brews and feed them to the local cattle.

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