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Leyland’s newest nano brewery run by Haydn & Angela Williams.  We are Leyland born and bred just like our beer! We aim to brew tasty ales that will satisfy the taste buds. Our launch event was the Taste of Leyland on the 27th August 2016 and we have since done several Leyland events. We currently do Leyland Market 1st Saturday of the month, The Clog market, Rawtenstall town square 1st Sunday of the month, Northwich Artisan market 2nd Saturday of the month and Cuerden Valley Farmers market 4th Sunday of the month. Apart from the markets we also have bottle stock at Barrica Wines, Botany Bay, Chorley, Winedown bar, Lancaster Rd, Preston, La Corte restaurant, the old police station, Golden Hill, Leyland and Barton Grange, A6, Brock, near Bilsborrow. So there are plenty of places to get hold of our beers. We also attend local beer festivals & have beers on draught at several microbars including the Market Ale House & Golden Tap Leyland, Hoppy Days, Longridge, The Albion, Standish and The Shepherds Hall Ale house, Chorley so keep an eye on our Facebook & Twitter pages for updates on new pubs & events.

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Welcome to Crankshaft BreweryDSC08957

Leyland’s newest nano brewery run by Haydn & Angela Williams.  We are Leyland born and bred just like our beer! We aim to brew tasty ales that will satisfy the taste buds. Our launch event was the Taste of Leyland on the 27th August 2016 and we have since done several Leyland events. We currently do Leyland Market 1st Saturday of the month, The Clog market, Rawtenstall town square 1st Sunday of the month, Northwich Artisan market 2nd Saturday of the month and Cuerden Valley Farmers market 4th Sunday of the month. Apart from the markets we also have bottle stock at Barrica Wines, Botany Bay, Chorley, Winedown bar, Lancaster Rd, Preston, La Corte restaurant, the old police station, Golden Hill, Leyland and Barton Grange, A6, Brock, near Bilsborrow. So there are plenty of places to get hold of our beers. We also attend local beer festivals & have beers on draught at several microbars including the Market Ale House & Golden Tap Leyland, Hoppy Days, Longridge, The Albion, Standish and The Shepherds Hall Ale house, Chorley so keep an eye on our Facebook & Twitter pages for updates on new pubs & events.

What we do & ordering

All our beers are named in honour Leyland’s industrial and engineering past.  We aim to brew thirst quenching beers that people can enjoy. Like our logo says on our bottles, engineered in Leyland.

So watch out for the new beers coming out! We will also have forthcoming dates for brewery tours.

Beer drinkers can now order our beers by contacting us either by email or phone. We can now dispatch from the brewery for those beers pre-ordered.  Any orders please note that we will confirm a time when the collection can be made. Please note that we do not have a retail shop and any visits must be pre-arranged.

We can also cater for weddings & special events using our bottled core range. We can design or use your design on our labels. We have in-house printing facilities so we can cater very quickly for any orders. All our core range of bottles can be bought with personalised labels for that special occasion and used for example as favours & table placements. So why not give us a ring and see what we can do for you. Please note at this stage cask sales are wholesale pub only.

We can also cater for team away days & personalised gifts for your customers. So if your company is looking for something different then give us a call.

 

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Our Beers

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Our core beers

Crankcase- Lancashire best bitter- won bronze in its class at the 2016 National Welsh homebrew competition, English & Slovenian bittering hops giving this beer a classic best bitter taste. Addition of roasted barley gives a dry sweet flavour and colour to this ale.
Ribble Red- Lancashire red ale- 5% slightly hopped with American & German hops to let the spring barley & caramel malts come through. Good dark red colour with plenty of body again slightly carbonated.
Propshaft – English pale ale- 3.8% – English hops giving the ale a refreshing grassy, earthy taste and lightly carbonated & pale golden in colour. A classic session ale.
Leyland Badger- Dry Stout – 5.8%- Our stout has a caramelised treacle toffee flavour and a dry taste with a back hint of the German & American fruity hops. Plenty of body and a good smooth mouth feel this stout has a good head when poured. This beer was named after one of Leyland Motors medium weight trucks and the fact that stout is black and white.
Sumner’s Steam- Scottish Braggot/Honey ale- 6.6%  This is a light, carbonated honey ale with English hops & does not have a thick consistency like a mead. 30% honey gives this very old ale an aftertaste of honey and smooth consistency which is a true Braggot but is hopped enough to allow just the right amount of sweetness, yet giving a dry pils taste from the malt. This is one of our best-selling ales in a bottle and one of the few Braggot’s brewed in the UK and has 6kg of honey per brew.Dryveshaft – Rye ale 5.2%- This rye ale has a distinctive dry, nutty taste yet with a spicy / peppery after taste with plenty of body & dark in colour. Not the classic English taste & is American in origin but not you’re on trend American citrus taste either. Our English & American hop varieties add an aroma, spicy yet fruity taste but we let the Rye do the talking in this beer.
Leyland Tiger Cub 5.5% English IPA- this is a pale with light carbonation English IPA. Using classic English hops gives this ale a refreshing crisp taste.

Latest core beers

Announcing our newest core beer- Tenterhook. A pale 5% American IPA. Hopped with Columbus, Galena and Centennial for a pine freshness and a great taste.

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Speciality beers

We currently have some special beers that we add to our core range. Currently we have The Badger sett.  This is our regular Leyland Badger but has been fermented for longer. This set comprises of the Imperial badger 6.7% which has been fermented for a longer period and is very smooth and rich in taste. Badger a l’Orange 6.4%  with added rind of Valencia oranges and Badgernilla 6.1% with Madagascan vanilla pods.

We also have a limited amount of our new German style pilsner Ostseekuste 4.7% or in English Baltic Sea Coast. This is named in honour of the twin town Kreis Schleswig Flensburg which is located on the Baltic Sea Coast. Made with Mandarin Bavaria hops this gives the lager refreshing and great hopped taste. Brewed traditionally and lagered for 12 weeks this is truly a craft lager. Look out for on cask.

We also have LEV3 (Leyland Experimental vehicle) which is a 3.8% session bitter. This is a great beer for a session and available in bottle only. this is the third in the LEV series with more to come.

All above are available from our regular markets and bottle outlets. See where to buy page for details and our Facebook page events tab for where we will be.

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Our new brewery

We are now well and truly established in our micro brewery unit on Boxer Place in Leyland. We have a 2.5 bbl brewery along with our smaller kit which we can do bespoke and some of our regular beers on. You can see from the photos we are only a small brewery and very compact. If you would like to visit our micro-brewery then please see the contact page.

Contact

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