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Cumberland Breweries Ltd
The Forge
Great Corby
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01228 560899

07747 841671



Following the death of Lord Haughey, in March 2014, The CUMBERLAND BREWERY at Geat Corby was sold to Pearse Lyons a USA Irishman. It is expected that the brewery will continue to brew its Corby Ales. It is known that the new owner is in to 'Craft beers' and looking to expand into England. He owns the brewery in Northern Ireland where Craft beers are produced. Finn Pilsner has been seen alongside Corby Ales in some shops.

August 2011
Corby Amber 4% A gentle brown ale mild, fruity and sweet
Autumn 2013
Corby Noir 4.5% a stout with a fruity aroma, sweet roast middle and dry finish
Corby Fox 4.7% Strong bitter - a Full bodied deep red-brown ale, brewed with Maris Otter malt and English hops. Smooth, with lots of soft fruit flavours.

September 2014

Corby Ale is a ‘moreish’ 3.8% ABV ale, a good session ale, with malt and biscuit notes;it has a delicate hop aroma and a refreshing citrus hop taste.

Corby Blonde is a 4.2% ABV Blonde ale; it has a pronounced Hop character with clean hop flavours and aromas. It has a well balanced flavour derived from the finest Maris Otter Malt English aroma hops, a full bodied drink with a pleasant hoppy aftertaste.

Cumberland Breweries’ Corby Ale and Corby Blonde are brewed in Great Corby, Cumbria in what was the village blacksmiths; The arch of the building depicted on the pump clip dates back to 1833 and is part of the Corby Castle Estate.


Established in 2009 with a bespoke 10 barrel brewing plant. Situated in a building at the heart of the village, previously being the farriers shop from 1833. The brewery – under the direction of head brewer Rod MacDonald, has a good capacity and it is hoped the business will grow. The first beer, Corby Ale, was designed by brewing consultant, ex-Jennings head Brewer, Peter Laws. It is on sale at the Queen's Head in the village and distributed quite widely around Cumbria.


Last Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2015 13:45