A little bit about us...
Hi, I'm Craig Vroom, owner and brewer at Titsey Brewing Co. Thank you for taking an interest in our crowdfunding campaign.
Founded in autumn 2017, Titsey Brewing Co is a microbrewery located at the highest point of the North Downs Way, near Oxted, in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
We celebrate the history and heritage of the Titsey Estate, where we are based, with forward-thinking beers.
...and our beers!
Our range of 3 ales currently includes Gower Wolf, a best bitter; Gresham Hopper, a pale ale; and Leveson Buck, a session IPA that we do in cask and keg.
We also produce our craft Innes Lager, which is our most recent release and is already proving extremely popular.
They are easy-drinking, refreshing and full of character.
So, why are we crowdfunding?
Well, I set up Titsey Brewing Co as a one man band.
I work in an old farm shed and hand deliver beers to local pubs, shops and events as fast as I can brew them.
The slow brewing process on our current equipment means we're struggling to keep up with demand.
To put this right, we're looking to raise £30,000.
This will help us to get the equipment we need to produce more of the beer you love, as well as expand our range and make it more accessible to people in the area - from producing more bottles for shops to supplying more taps in local pubs.
The long-term dream is to provide a full brewery visitor experience and tap room for our corner of the Surrey Hills. But one step at a time...
A huge thank you!
So thanks so much for all of your support so far and, of course, anything you can offer to take us to the next stage at this point will be hugely appreciated.
You can find all the details about our crowdfunding rewards, from getting your hand on a gift pack to us running a private bar at your special event, on this page.
I look forward to you joining our adventure, and welcoming you to the Titsey family.
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The stories behind our Crowdfunding video...
Botley Hill Farmhouse and The White Bear
Before launching Titsey Brewing Co, I worked for many years at Botley Hill Farmhouse and The White Bear. I want to thank them both for all their support at every stage so far, including helping us to offer some amazing rewards. You may well spot Botley a few times in the video.
The Titsey Estate and Titsey Place
Titsey Brewing Co's beers are inspired by the history and heritage of the Titsey Estate, where we are based. Each of our beers in named after a prominent family who has lived there, right up to the Innes family who live there today. Our lager is named after them and in our video you may catch a fleeting glimpse of Sam Innes being poured a pint of the beer. He's an aspiring actor and we'll sure you'll hear more of his name in the coming years.
Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the North Downs Way
I'm incredibly lucky to have been able to launch my microbrewery in such a beautiful corner of the world. I'm a keen mountain biker and walker, and, when I'm not brewing (rarely!), I enjoy exploring the countryside around where we're based. In the long run, I'd love to have a tap room here but first things first we need to raise this money towards equipment.
The local stockists
Thanks so much to Hop Stop Beers in Oxted, The White Bear in Fickleshole and Priory Farm in South Nutfield for stocking our beers and agreeing to appear in our video - it's really, really appreciated guys. We obviously couldn't feature everyone, so thanks to everyone else who has played their part in the Titsey Brewing Co story so far. You know who you are.
Titsey tasting notes...
Best Bitter, 4%
Earthy bitterness with honey and cocoa aroma help to create a delicious best bitter which boasts a rich tail.
Pale Ale, 3.7%
Refreshing bitterness is balanced with ample citrus, pine, tropical fruit aroma and late flavours to provide a kick.
Session IPA, 3.7%
A decent amount of bitterness finished off with American hops. Loads of passion fruit aroma and flavour.
Crisp and Golden Lager, 4%
Using traditional Hells malt and Saaz hops but late hopped with German Hallertau Blanc hops for a refreshing citrus finish.