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Rossendale Brewery

The Rossendale Brewery first opened in 1994 located below the Griffin Inn at Haslingden, the Griffin being the only pub to be owned by the then owners Porter Brewing Company (PBC).

PBC steadily increased its tied estate of pubs to a total of five, then selling off three of them, leaving only The Griffin (with brewery) and The Railway in Stockport. Eventually, these also came onto the market and were bought by the present owners of The Griffin/brewery Geoff and Cangui Oliver.

Geoff already had a significant interest in another pub, the Sportsman in Hyde. This was already a 'real ale house' well supported by CAMRA members and the local community and soon became the third major outlet for the brewery.

It was soon decided to offer the beers to a large local section of the 'free trade' for the first time - PBC rarely did so. The Brewery has since purchased a few hundred more barrels and increased production to accommodate the added free trade sales.

Geoff (an ex home brewer) first brewed all of the beers himself after being trained the more "commercial" art by ex brewer/director of PBC, David Porter and attending a brewery training course.

Address: The Griffin Inn, 84 Hud Rake, Haslingden, Lancashire, BB4 5AF
Maps: 1:25,000 | Street Map
Tel: 0333 21 040 21
Web: Rossendale Brewery
E-mail: Rossendale Brewery
Regular Ales:
Floral Dance (3.8%), Glen Top Bitter (4.0%), Halo Pale (4.5%), Hameldon Bitter (3.8%), Pitch Porter (5.0%), Rossendale Ale (4.2%), Sunshine Bitter (5.3%)
  [updated 04/01/14 by PB]
Witch Beer? Local Pub Guide
Witch Beer? Local Pub Guide

The East Lancashire Good Beer Guide - Witch Beer? - lists over 180 quality real ale pubs in our area with descriptions, photos and other information! Look out for the Witch Beer? "See us inside" sticker in the window of your local real ale pub, where you should be able to buy it for the price of a pint!

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