The home of hand crafted award winning local ales
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Welcome to Cannon Royall ~ brewers of award winning local ales.
We are a ten barrel microbrewery specialising in brewing high quality full flavoured cask ales. We are dedicated to producing the best beer possible and so we use only the purest ingredients: hops, malt, yeast, water and love! [Don't believe Gerald when he includes blood, sweat and tears – he's talking figuratively!!
Cannon Royall Brewery occupies a rear portion of the Fruiterers Arms, Uphampton in what was once an old cider house. This has been adapted and expanded to become the state of the art turn of the century brewery it now is. Unfortunately the century in that statement is not the current one and there is doubt if it’s the previous one also.
We brew 8 regular beers: Kings Shilling, Arrowhead, Arrowhead Extra, Hood, Teddy Bear, Hunny Bear, Royall Canadian and Fruiterers Mild as well as a number of occasional and seasonal brews such as the popular Slap Ale, Grapeshot, Sulty Siren, Beautiful Brunette, Blonde Bombshell, Silver Fox, Hounds and maybe a special Wonky Willy for xmas . We love combining hops to create complex and flavoursome brews. We currently have over 80 different varieties to choose from.
We pride ourselves on the quality and consistency of our brews and to make sure of this quality and consistency we sample our brews daily – usually lunch times, in the bar of the Fruiterers. It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it.
*Terms like “brewed by hand” and “hand crafted” can be grossly over-used as a marketing ploy but here’s what it means for us.
- We - as in the royal ‘we’ (but most usually Gareth) actually haul and dump 8 x 25kg bags of grain from the grain store, through the Milennium passage and up the wooden stairs.
- We continually stir a roughly 200kg 75C degree mash by hand (well, by hand holding a specialist tool called a mash stirrer that looks distinctly like a broom handle) and manually check and recheck the consistency of the mash to ensure uniformity.
- Incidentally, it also means that we shovel out 250/275kg of wet grain by hand when we’re done, although that really doesn’t benefit the beer in any way – or our backs.
- We control the steam used for heating the copper by means of a lever – no push button temperature mangement for us!