About the brewery
Founded in July 2012 by former university facilities manager Alistair Lawrence, Firebrick Brewery pays homage to the industrial heritage of the Blaydon area and the men who give their name to the road on which the company lives.
Brewing at the Blaydon Business Centre using the 2.5 barrel plant from Sunderland’s defunct Bull Lane Brewery the firm began brewing in earnest in January 2013, with two beers – Blaydon Brick, a 3.8% bitter named after MP Joseph Cowen Jnr, and Coal Face, a 3.9% “modern take on a mild” – quietly making their way into pubs including the Bisley and Black Bull at Blaydon, The Boathouse and Black Bull at Wylam, the Feathers at Hedley-on-the-Hill, the Fox and Hounds at Coalburns, and a number of Sir John Fitzgerald’s pubs including the Crown Posada and Bacchus in Newcastle, and The Green in Wardley.
A 4.5% best bitter, Elder Statesman – named for Sir Joseph Cowan – followed at the start of March 2013.
Contact the brewery
Address: Unit 10, Blaydon Business Centre, Cowen Road, Blaydon on Tyne, NE21 5TW