Stationhouse Brewery shop is open!!
At last Stationhouse Brewery is in the Frodsham area. You can visit the shop and buy boxes of bottled beer, Christmas presents, T- shirts, talk to the brewer and book a brewery visit.
The plans for opening a micro-brewery started in 2004 when the brewer Barrie Davidson and his wife Hazel decided to open a micro-brewery. Barrie left his job as a Community Regeneration Officer with a local authority and decided to attend a practical brewing course at BREWLAB, University of Sunderland.
Barrie and Hazel’s plans were to open a brewery where they lived and persisted in trying many sites to locate their brewery. Consequently the name Stationhouse comes from original plans to open a brewery at a redundant railway station in Frodsham.
With help from Frodsham Forward and Vale Royal Borough Council, Barrie and his wife Hazel have finally succeeded in establishing a brewery in Frodsham.In October 2007 the brewery moved to Lady Heyes Craft and Antique Centre, Frodsham.
After only two years brewing the brewery won a bronze award at this years Great British Beer Festival with a beer called Buzzin’. You can buy this beer and others from the variety of brews produced by the brewery.
What’s at the shop?
• Beer in bottles
• Gifts for all
• Personalised bottles of beer
• Brewery tours
• T-shirts and glasses
• Hand pull hire for private functions
• Beer quiz
• Be a brewer for a day
• Chats with the brewer
• Smell the hops
• And lots, lots more
Local beers competition
The brewery produces a range of core beers, seasonal and monthly specials, all named by the brewer, however starting in January 2008 there will be a competition to name a beer for each village in the Frodsham Forward area (Helsby, Manley, Frodsham, Alvanley and Norley). These beers will become core beers from the brewery.
Frodsham’s first beer will be served at the Frodsham Beer Festival in January 2008. All you have to do is ‘name that beer’. Details will be available from the brewery.
The shop is open every day from 12 until 4 pm.
Stationhouse Brewery, Lady Heyes Craft Centre, Kingsley Road, Frodsham, WA6 6SU.