It was growing up in a pub in London that gave Sam Burke the taste for creating her own beers in the Cotswolds. Based in Blockley, Sam set up her microbrewery in 2017 making beautifully balanced artisinal ales. It is a very small brewery, nano, and Sam is the brewer, bottler and labeler, everything done by hand.
Her focus is on local produce made with knowledge and care and the beers certainly support this ethos. All the ingredients – the hops, yeast and malt, and even the bottles – are British, and the beers’ names have local connections – Blockley Blonde is named after Sam’s home village and Shin Kickers is one of the events at the Cotswold Olimpicks, held annually at Dover’s Hill near Chipping Campden and Red Peg is inspired by her great, great Grandmother.