Today and history

Tring Brewery today

The Tring Brewery Company was founded in 1992, reviving the traditional art of brewing in the picturesque West Hertfordshire market town of Tring. This was a town that, although steeped in brewing history, had been without a brewery for over 50 years. The locals were thirsty.

Founder, Richard Shardlow, an experienced brewer having worked for Greene King, Ruddles and Devenish got the show on the road and was joined in 2000 by Andrew Jackson from Whitbread, a man armed with both a brewing and retail background….and a scruffy dog.

To this day Richard and Andrew head up a dynamic team of staff, dedicated to ensuring the highest levels of product quality and service. Whether you are a first time visitor to our brewery shop or a long standing trade customer, we are always here to help, advise and meet your requirements.

When it comes to crafting our beers, we start with the finest UK barley…..tonnes of it. Each grain milled on site to extract colour, flavour and aroma. Hops are meticulously sourced from all around the world, each one selected for the unique character it brings to a beer. Our beautiful water, filtered through the chalk of the surrounding Chiltern Hills acts as the perfect carrier, delivering with it an array of sensory pleasures. Of course there’s no forgetting our yeast. Millions of tiny little cells work exceptionally hard to produce alcohol, natural condition and that signature Tring flavour profile. The sum of many parts, lovingly combined for you to enjoy.

Now we’ve often been accused of picking some pretty unusual names for our beers but as with everything we do here, there’s a good reason. We’re proud of our location, the town, the surrounding countryside and the events and people that have defined this region. It’s why with every (unusual) name you’ll discover a connection to the surrounding counties.

It seems that folks like what we do. With demand increasing month by month we relocated to a new 30 barrel brewery in 2010 and have continued to attract new customers and gather industry awards. We’re not ones for bragging but the “awards wall” is full! Something to be proud of. On top of that 2016 will see a further increase in capacity.

There’s more to us than beer though. Without the support of our local customer base the brewery would not have grown as it has. This connection to Tring extends through the company with most of the staff living in the town. It’s for this reason that you’ll find us constantly engaging with the community. Through collaborations with local businesses to help promote regional awareness, supporting events, sports clubs and charities, we like to get involved. It’s the least we could do.