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Where available, buying direct from the brewery can be an incredibly inexpensive way to buy beer. This is particularly the case when you want to buy large quantities for events such as barbecues or parties. There are several great breweries in the local area and here are the details of a few:
Based on Red Lion Farm, a mixed arable and livestock farm in the Oxfordshire chilterns. The Complete Pig produces a range of cooked and cured meat products from the farm's Free-Range Pigs and Aberdeen Angus Beef cattle. They also produce a range of quality real ales using well-water from the farm, English hops and floor-malted barley. They believe in producing a quality product from carefully sourced ingredients. They try to be invovled in as many aspects of the production and distribution as possible, right from the farm to the fork. Ales produced by the Complete Pig are available at the Britwell Salome Farm Shop.
Further details can be seen on their website: http://www.thecompletepig.co.uk/
The XT Brewing Company was born in 2011 after creating the brewery in old farm buildings at Notley Farm in the village of Long Crendon near Thame. We installed our custom all British built 18brl brew house over the summer and made our first beer in November. The brewery was created by Russ and Gareth to produce a range of eXTremely tasty beers with a modern twist. All the beers are brewed by us at Notley Farm using very traditional methods but on the most up to date equipment.
Further details from their website: http://www.xtbrewing.com
The Loddon Brewery is a family run company with a close knit team of just seven employees. It was founded by Chris and Vanessa Hearn in 2002 and began brewing in July 2003. The Brewery is based on a farm in the village of Dunsden which is in the countryside between Nettlebed and Reading. Loddon beers have become very popular and can now be seen on the shelves of local supermarkets and farm shops. They are often available on draft in local pubs and the Brewery are regular attendees of regional beer festivals. The brewery offers very entertaining tours and social evenings by prior arrangement, where it's possible to consume copious amounts of their beer whilst eating fish and chips provided for the event.
Further details about the Loddon brewery including opening times and current seasonal ales can be found on their own website: http://loddonbrewery.com/
Brill in Buckinghamshire was the inspiration behind Bree from J R Tolkein's trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. It is now the home of the award winning Vale brewery and our equally inspirational beers. Having moved from Haddenham our new home features the brewery, offices and a brewery shop.
Our real ales are traditionally brewed, using only the highest quality natural ingredients, floor malted barley and whole cone hops. Visit us in Brill to buy directly, visit one of our pubs to taste our beers or as a starter simply browse our web site.
Further details from their website: http://www.valebrewery.co.uk
Founded in 1980 by our father and mother, Richard and Lesley Jenkinson, we are this year celebrating our 33rd year and remain the oldest independent brewery in the Chiltern Hills and Buckinghamshire.
Built on an old working farm in the heart of the Chilterns, the emphasis has always been to produce natural, wholesome beers using the best, class A malt and hops sourced in England. Our brewing process mirrors age-old methods and our beers are brewed with skill, passion and integrity. We have always been proud to support British farmers and all of our ingredients have a good provenance.
Further details at www.chilternbrewery.co.uk.
Marlow has a brewing history going back some 250 years. The Rebellion Brewery produced its first commercial beers in 1993 and quickly developed a solid local following. The brewery can be found in Marlow Bottom just off the Wycombe Road. Rebellion beers are very familiar in most local supermarkets and are often on draght in the Red Lion pub. The brewery has a beer club and also offers regular tours with an element of tasting thrown in.
Further details about the Rebellion brewery including history, opening times, available beers, their beer club, tours and other useful information can be found on their own website: http://www.rebellionbeer.co.uk/