Northumberland Brewery

Fuggles Bar

Home of Northumberland Brewery

Accessory House,Barrington Road, Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22 7AP
Northumberland Brewery is a small brewery
A brewery is a dedicated building for the making of beer, though beer can be made at home, and has been for much of beer's history. A company which makes beer is called either a brewery or a brewing company....

 which was located in Bomarsund
Bomarsund, Northumberland
 Bomarsund is a village in Northumberland, in England. It is situated to the north of Bedlington, and just south of Stakeford.The village grew around a coal pit opened in 1854 and was named after the battle at the fort of Bomarsund in Sund, Åland Islands. It is now home to the Northumberland...

, near Bedlington
Bedlington is a town in Northumberland, to the north of the Tyne and Wear urban area. It lies north of Newcastle and southeast of the county town of Morpeth. Other nearby places include Ashington to the north northeast, Blyth to the east and Cramlington to the south.The parish of Bedlington...

 in Northumberland
Northumberland is the northernmost ceremonial county and a unitary district in North East England. For Eurostat purposes Northumberland is a NUTS 3 region and is one of three boroughs or unitary districts that comprise the "Northumberland and Tyne and Wear" NUTS 2 region...

, England
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. It produces cask ale
Cask ale
Cask ale or cask-conditioned beer is the term for unfiltered and unpasteurised beer which is conditioned and served from a cask without additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure...

The brewery relocated (January 2007) to larger premises at Barrington Road with a larger on site tap (bar) which is now called Fuggles (after the hop)

Over the years, the building has been a school, community centre, factory and even apparently housed prisoners of war during world war 2

Northumberland Brewery opened in 1996 with a selection of five beers, Northumberland Castles (3.8% abv
Alcohol by volume
Alcohol by volume is a standard measure of how much alcohol is contained in an alcoholic beverage .The ABV standard is used worldwide....

), Northumberland County (4.2%), Northumberland Best (4.2%) and Duke of Northumberland Premium (5.0%). It has since expanded its portfolio of cask ale
Cask ale
Cask ale or cask-conditioned beer is the term for unfiltered and unpasteurised beer which is conditioned and served from a cask without additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure...

 to that of nearly 60 different recipes.

The names of most of the beer produced at the Northumberland Brewery is named after local people and places, such as Mackem's Shovel Ale and Holy Island Ale, after Sunderland A.F.C. supporters and the island of Holy Island
Lindisfarne is a tidal island off the north-east coast of England. It is also known as Holy Island and constitutes a civil parish in Northumberland...

 respectively. The brewery also names a few of its beers after political issues, such as Talivan (after speed camera vans
Mobile speed camera
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 - a play on the Taliban), Highway Robbery (once again, after speed cameras) and hung parliament
Hung parliament
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, with a pump clip showing members of parliament
Member of Parliament
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 with noose
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s around their necks. They have also named beers after the local football team players for both Sunderland AFC and Newcastle United FC

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