A city famous for its ale. A network of caves and a water profile perfect for brewing ensured that Nottingham built firm foundations using its natural resources to brew world-famous beers. The caves meant that production was all year round, the beers were stored in optimum temperatures.  Monks brewed in the abby and the rest of the caves hosted malt mills, breweries and cellars. The only city with a medieval ditty written about its ale, the only city with a yeast named after it.

City of Caves

Nottingham was already famous for its ale when James Shipstone started out in 1852. Determined to continue the rich heritage of reputable beers. James started brewing in Basford and soon established a large following of loyal drinkers.

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