How it all began!
Peregrine Brewing Ltd was founded on the back of running a successful micro-pub in East Lancashire. This is where our fascination of beer making began.
So, the story began in the in-law’s garage. Experimenting and creating new ideas and recipes to trial in the bar (which to our surprise was a real success). It ignited a newfound passion for brewing!
We knew then that beer making possibilities were endless and that we were only limited by our own imagination. Combining the traditions of beer making with the abundance of quality ingredients available - as well as an ever emerging variety of hops, we could create something fresh and exciting without reinventing the wheel.
So here we are now in a former paper mill in Rishton. A modest 1.5bbl brewery producing quality, hand crafted beers that can be enjoyed time and time again.
Why are we here?
Cast you mind back to early 2020 when we thought Covid would pass within a month or two. It was around this time we took the plunge with a dream and founded our brewery. Soon after finding a unit and setting up with a small amount of kit to get us started, the restrictions were put in place. Trade and the hospitality sector were hit hard. Pubs and restaurants forced to stop trading and thus our brewing ground to a halt. No income. Our cash flow consumed by rent and other financial obligations meant we were at great risk of losing everything that we invested and worked so hard to build. In addition, we had no access to government grants or loans - due to being founded last year.
With a refusal to give up - aswell as holding down full-time jobs, we focused on brewing at the weekends brewing small package beers and selling direct to the public. The reception from locals was overwhelming.
"I'm a huge fan of real ales and when I found out about a brewery starting up in my home town of Rishton I was incredibly excited.
I was not disappointed by my first pint of Flight of the Falcon, it was refreshing with a hint of sweetness. I went on to order several mini kegs of Hayabusa that I really enjoyed. As far as American pales go, you can't get much better.
I'm very excited to hear of plans for open tap events and think the business is a fantastic addition to the village!" - Andrew Harris, Rishton
Without your help and support, we may not have had the courage to push through with all that we had. For this we cannot thank you enough!
Now that pubs are back open there is light at the end of the tunnel. Our beers are flowing in the local pubs and clubs. From Chorley and Bolton to Preston and Clitheroe. We are gaining momentum, faster than we can brew. With only a small brewing capacity and limited time we have available to brew, we need your help.
Our aim for the Crowdfunder
Your generosity and pledges will help us to cover the initial costs to begin brewing on a more frequent basis. In addition, we plan to build an in-house tap bar - allowing us to open our doors to you the public and enjoy our beers fresh from the tap! Potentially creating employment opportunities.
"So here at Nelipots Bar we have had the pleasure of having some of Peregrine breweries real ales and they have been some of the best real ales we have had on our taps.. We have never had so many compliments from customers..
I would 100% recommend them, fantastic beers brilliant service and lovely people..I can't wait to see what else they produce in the future." - Hayley Raine, Nelipots bar, Chorley
How Can You help?
All you need to do is select a pledge that you are comfortable with or the reward that takes your fancy. Then you will become an instant contributor in helping a dedicated, small and independent business. If beer isn't for you, then we’re sure these rewards would make an excellent gift.