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Darwin Brewery Ltd

AddressDarwin Brewery Ltd
Unit 1 West Quay Court
Sunderland Enterprise Park
PhoneLandline: 0191 549 9450
e-mailinfo -AT-
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County(see footnote)Ceremonial
Tyne and Wear
County Durham
Local Authority


Initially founded as part of the brewing course at Sunderland University in 1994, the restrictive size of the plant caused the search for new premises. This resulted in the take over of Hodge's Brewery in Summer 1997 and most production was moved to their plant at Castle Close Industrial Estate, Crook, County Durham. Moved again at the beginning of 2002 to 63 Back Tatham Street, Sunderland, launching there on 22nd March 2002 with the Hodges site closing. A 10BBL plant, previously used at Butterknowle, is used. Moved to their current location in Autumn 2011.

Beers Brewed

We do not maintain a list of beers brewed by each brewery. There may be a list on the brewery's own website. A crowd-sourced beer list is also available on the Untappd page for this brewery. For historical information, we suggest you also visit the brewery page on the unfortunately no longer updated Beermad.


The information contained above was believed to be correct at the date indicated. However we accept no responsibility for any false, misleading or inaccurate information within this site. We are not Darwin Brewery Ltd and have no connection with them. This is not their official web site. If you believe any of the above information to be wrong, then let us at know by contacting us.

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Last Updated : 28th September 2021 by RP