Back in 2004 Tom Hick and his father Jim registered Allendale Brew Co Ltd and set to work finding premises suitable for commercial brewing in their rural hometown. Investing in part of the old lead mill at Allen Mill, the building needed a complete overhaul but they set to and made sure everything was perfect before Tom brewed his first commercial beer 'Curlew's retun' on Valentines Day 2006.
Tom now manages the business hand in hand with his wife Lucy and head brewer Neil Thomas, who joined the team in 2009.
Lucy hails from a very creative background and is responsible for most of the design and artwork along with our business finances and direction.
Neil's trained as a chef and brings his incredible taste palate and attention to detail to our brew proccess, balancing the science of brewing and the art of flavour combinations. As Tom began spending more time focussing on business strategy and brewery development Neil became the main brewer consistently reproducing our old favourite recipes alongside designing new beers and our END showcase range.