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Hawkshead Rd
Glossop, SK13 7ST
United Kingdom

01457 869800

Howard Town Brewery - The home of Real Ale in Glossop. An award winning microbrewery based on the edge of the Peak District National Park and only 15 minutes walk from Glossop Railway station. Our bottled beer is available from several fine stores or direct from us here at the brewery.



We have finally gone and done it........... Shop now live!!

Stuart Swann

Yes you heard that correctly… After almost a year of wrangling with web nonsense we finally tamed the beast and launched our online shop today.

We will continue to add things over the coming weeks and may even add some beer!

Keep checking back to see what we add and feel free to spend your hard earned cash on lovely HTB merch in the meantime.

Thank you ever so much for your ongoing support.

Cheers to beers and here’s to the future.

Own a part of brewing history! Original Brewhouse and FV's for sale.

Stuart Swann

Own a part of brewing history.

Listed, due to recent expansion, is our trusty 8bbl PBC brewhouse.

Priced to sell.

This is the 2nd brewhouse Dave ever built and has been owned by Howard Town throughout.

Extensively upgraded and well maintained, this brewhouse has consistently and reliably brewed almost 1500 gyles.

Included in the sale:

HLT 1350L (upgraded to 2x 12kW element for rapid heat up with temp control programmer and automatic filling/top-up)

Stainless grist hydrator. 4inch RJT grist in, 1inch RJT hot liquor in.

Mash Tun suitable for 8bbls at approx 6%, 4bbls at approx 10%


Kettle (1x12kW 1x24kW element) Upgraded central wort outlet 1.5" RJT, primary drilled plate hop filter. Stainless flue approx 4 metres.

Hop Back, open top infusion hop back with wedge wire secondary hop filter. 1.5" RJT in, 1” RJT out.

Wort transfer pump with tertiary mesh hop seed filter.

Upgraded heat exchanger.

Sterile air wort aeration.

Hard 1 inch wort transfer main stainless with 1” RJT out.

Hard 1.5" CIP return main stainless with 1.5” RJT in/out.

3 x 8 bbl PBC flat bottomed FV's. Cooling panels rear mounted external, 3/8” fittings. 1.5” rjt hygenic butterfly outlet, FDA approved stainless tri clamp sample taps.

1 x 10bbl custom flat bottomed FV. External copper coil coiling under insulation and wood cladding. 1” RJT hygenic butterfly outlet. FDA approved stainless tri clamp sample tap.

2 x 4bbl flat bottomed FV. 1.5” RJT outlet. FDA approved stainless tri clamp sample tap. The other is ready to convert.

Stainless FV outlet upstands.

Etc etc.......

£15,000 plus VAT

We Are Hiring!

Stuart Swann

Business Development Lead (p/t)


Howard Town Brewery, nestled in the beautiful market town of Glossop; The Gateway to the Peak

District, in Derbyshire. Founded in 2005 and now under the professional and exacting ownership of

Stuart and Emma Swann since May 2014.


Seeking to expand and further develop the business, Howard Town Brewery have recently installed a new state of the art Brew House. We are now looking for an experienced, part time, Business Development professional to spread the word, develop new sales streams and manage our existing client base.  Working with 2 distinct brands under the Howard Town banner, you will need to be confident in your creative sales approach to reach out to both the Traditional and Craft beer sectors. Working a minimum of 24hrs per week, this role is fast paced and requires a resilient and confident communicator.


You will be responsible and proactive in:

- developing existing clients locally (50mile radius)

- identify new sales streams UK wide

- meeting monthly and yearly agreed targets

- creating & maintaining all supporting documentation (sales & promotional material, invoicing etc)

- promotional activity including "Meet the Brewer" and “Tap Takeover” events


In order to be successful, you will have:

- proven B2B sales experience

- account management skills

- excellent written and verbal skills

-  computer literacy

- flexible hours as there will be some evening and weekend work required

- a passion for beer

- own transport

- love dogs (Hector is our mascot!)



- retail or technical knowledge of food or process background

- publican sector knowledge

- beer, wines/spirits industry knowledge


Your reward:

- £19k-£24K pro rata

- flexible working



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Online Shop On It's Way!

Stuart Swann

Yes... you read that correctly!

We are beavering away here, climbing up a fairly steep learning curve, uploading our range of quality merchandise to our online shop. If you are wondering what to get your beer appreciating recipient for that special Christmas or Birthday present then look no further!

We hope to see our beer following soon after, depending on what pickles we face with Paypal. We will find a way though, rest assured!

Here is a cheeky taste of a seasonally appropriate toasty beanie to keep your brains warm!

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