Hawkshead was founded in 2002 by former BBC foreign correspondent, Alex Brodie. From its beginnings in a Lake District barn just outside the village of Hawkshead, the brewery rapidly expanded and moved into its current home on Staveley Mill Yard.
Brewers of bold, innovative beers, Hawkshead Brewery’s range is inspired both by the flavoursome hops of the new world and classic European styles and flavours.
They make the sort of beer they love to drink. Distinctive, full of flavour, handmade, and perfectly crafted and never designed a recipe based on cost. The brewery wins numerous awards for their distinctive cask beer, with their flagship Windermere Pale Ale regularly championing its category throughout the UK.