Durham Brewery have recently undergone a bit of a makeover not only releasing some new beers but they’ve changed their iconic branding and got themselves a shiny new website. The branding is starting to grow on me, I was a huge fan of the old bottles and pumpclips so I was a little shocked when they changed them.
The brewery was launched in 1994 and quickly went from a 5 barrel plant to a 10 barrel plant and won a whole host of awards then in 2000 they started to bottle their beers and now produce a core range of 8 bottle conditioned, unfiltered, u pasturised vegan friendly beers.
Those of you who know Durham Beers, will know just how wide the range is…from the 3.8% light and hoppy Magus up to the 10% barnstormer that is Temptation. I often say to people if you want to pick one brewery that will give wine a run for its money when paired with food then get one of each of the Durham range…there’s pretty much something for every sort of food.
They not only make some excellent beers but they also have their own Microbrewery software which lets brewers manage just about every aspect of your microbrewery should you have one.
So you may be asking if they brew brilliant beers and they’ve won so many awards, released their own software and continue to thrive in the current climate then why are they in my Underrated breweries, well personally as with a lot of the Northern breweries I don’t think they get a second glance from people in other parts of the country. Maybe because they don’t do twitter in a huge way, maybe because they aren’t in lots of shops and pubs around the country or maybe because they’ve been around for a while people see them as old fashioned..when the truth is they are right up there with the best.
5 Beers to keep an eye out for: Temptation, Something Blue (the special edition wedding beer) Bombay 106, Fallen Angel Pilsner and Bedes Chalice