It could be argued that Cambridgeshire is one of the best examples of the UK’s craft beer renaissance in recent years. With just one independent brewery listed by the Good Beer Guide prior to the turn of the millennium, the county now boasts a list of twenty.
The Brewboard team moved into their headquarters on New Year’s Day 2017, at the site of a former brewery no less.
Co-founder, Stuart Chambers, had been experimenting with homebrewing before he finally convinced mutual friends and co-founders, Paul Archer and Oliver Pugh to join the “Board” full time and get the brewery off the ground.
Over the last few years, the brewery has grown in stature and notoriety. On a local level, Brewboard is keen to develop the “Brewboard experience”, linking their brews to regional food, music and entertainment events.
Nationally their growth can be attributed in part to the striking branding on each of Brewboard’s four core range beers. At this stage in craft beer’s evolution, it’s difficult to come up with something truly distinctive, but co-founder Oliver has done just that, putting his background in graphic design to excellent use.
The combination of these elements has led to a rapid expansion for Brewboard over the past eighteen months, however, the values set out by the team in the early days are still a vital component of Brewboard’s success, as Co-Founder Oliver Pugh explains;
“Our philosophy has always been simple - to produce craft beers that we enjoy drinking, and that we hope you will too. Our beers are all unfiltered, unfined and packed full of flavour and aroma. They are modern, intuitive and fearless, and use only the best ingredients that nature has to offer.”