The brewery continues to trade successfully as does sister brewery Lymm Brewing Company. John Costello is hoping to take more of a back seat in the brewing and running of both breweries. When he does so, he will leave the day to day running to his two sons (Anthony and Jason) along with the rest of the brewing teams.

This year in conjunction with their hop merchants Charles Faram they produced a limited number of experimental brews using brand new English hop varieties.

The experimental brews they did were:

  • Experimental # 1, 4%AVG, resinous, grapefruit, spicy
  • Experimental # 2, 4%AVG, pear drops, bubblegum
  • Experimental # 3, 4%AVG, strawberry, sweet fruit

If any of these brews prove popular they or it may become a regular or seasonal brew.

As you know, they pride themselves in using all English ingredients, and these new varieties have got them very excited!

Chocolate Cherry Mild was awarded bronze in the Champion Beer of Britain North West speciality heat which was held at Chorlton Beer and Cider Festival in July 2016.

Both of the Costellos Bars (Altrincham and Stockton Heath) and The Lymm Brewery Tap are in the Good Beer Guide 2017, this is the second year that all three have got into the Good Beer Guide. Costellos, Altrincham has been in it since 2013, The Lymm Brewery Tap has been in it since 2015, and Costellos, Stockton Heath has been in it since 2016.