"from your mother to your mates, we make easy drinking beer that everyone can enjoy"
Established back in 2016 by Daniel and Gemma McColl, McColl's Brewery was created to bring their North East warmth, a love of easy drinking beers and their passion for open and welcoming hospitality to being. To be involved in all aspects of a product, from its creation right through to its dispense and see the joy it can bring, is a special and fortunate position that makes us tick.
We love where we are from, the North East, and we are really proud to have the brewery and taproom situated within the small working class village community of Evenwood, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham. We love the place so much it's part of our new identity, which you can read about here.
The brewery, which houses our 32 hectolitre brewhouse (capable of making over 6000 pints per batch) produces a wide variety of easy drinking craft beers - you can see this years beer calendar here. From initial concept to final packaging and then dispense we take great care to make sure our beers make their way to you in the best possible condition, full of flavour, taste, aroma and body - as we fully intend. You can read about some of the measures and investments we have taken to date to help ensure this here.
As we strive to produce the best beers possible and look to be a force for good within the industry, we are very proud and happy to work with the following companies that produce some of the best raw ingredients in the world, help tackle important wider social issues, discuss and report from within the industry or make sure our beers reach you in the best possible manner:
Podcasts / Youtube
Listen to what makes us tick in a bit more detail and character via the podcasts and videos of some lovely friends from within the industry.
Craft Beer Channel (10/01/24) - Jonny and Brad discuss their craft beer predictions for the year ahead. To our great surprise we feature as a prime example of how a blend of tradition and modernity, along with a smidge of community focus is making its mark.
Beer O'Clock Show Podcast (07/11/23) - This time Danny joins Mark, Rob and Steve to discuss community, Danny's journey to owning a brewery and Men's Pie Club.
Same Again? (10/10/23) - Danny spoke to Emma Inch about community, the essential role the pub plays and all things Men's Pie Club, social isolation and mental health.
Beer Fridge Podcast (04/10/23) - Danny joined the lads from Glasgow to talk about our Evenwood community, Men's Pie Club, Gravity Beer Festival and our easy drinking beers.
Hop Forward Podcast - Danny spoke to Nick from Hop Forward about all things Men's Pie Club and mental health within.