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Dunham Brewery News

Dunham Massey Brewing Company is a small family run craft brewery located on National Trust land in the town of Dunham Massey.

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It was in late 2006 when head brewer John Costello decided that he would go ahead and start up a brewery of his own. What's special about Dunham Massey beer is that it is as traditional as you can get. All the ingredients are English and are sourced from as local as possible. In fact the only things that go into the beer are water, malts, hops, and yeast. All the sugars are formed the old fashioned way by extracting them from the malt itself.


Dunham Massey Brewing Company
100 Oldfield Lane
Dunham Massey
WA14 4PE

 Telephone: +44 (0)161 929 0663

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Website: http://www.dunhammasseybrewing.co.uk/






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.