New Chorley micro brewery is a real family affair

A new micro brewery has launched in Chorley - and it’s a real family affair.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 10:02 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 10:04 am
Special brew . . . Keith, Ben and Keith

Ben’s Brewery sprung up from an idea at the turn of the year to a business that has really got off the ground and looking to a bright future.

Just over a couple of months ago the brewery didn’t even exist.

But now, in a short space of time. part of a warehouse has been transformed into a brewery complete with a bar area and cold store for storing for casks of beer.

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And five different types of craft ale have been created from the premises at Yarrow Business Centre, Yarrow Road, Chorley.

The brews are: The Duke bitter; Blighty IPA; The Light Brigade pale ale; Proper Grafter stout; Chorley Brown Ale.

Three generations of the Haydock family - grandfather, father and grandson - are all involved in the business.

Ben Haydock, 44, is the owner, ably supported by his son Keith, 19, and father Keith senior, 73.

Bolton-born Ben and his son live in Adlington, while Keith senior, who originates from Aspull, lives in Buckshaw Village.

A special launch day for Ben’s Brewery took place at The Cardwell Arms, Chorley Road, Adlington.

It incorporated a fundraiser for local charity Inspire Youth Zone.

Guests included Bolton Wanderers legends John Mcginlay and David Lee.

The brewery wrote on its Facebook page after the event:

“Well what can I say yesterday was an amazing day with everyone having a good time and a VERY good drink.

“We’ve received lots of great feedback the vast majority of it very positive.

“Thank you to everyone who came and helped make it a great day.

“Also massive thanks to everybody involved with making yesterday happen, what a great effort.”