Producing mouth-watering original Beers since 1994, Durham Brewery is one of the oldest and most established breweries in the North East of England. Co-founder Steve Gibbs started brewing as a hobby at the age of 20 but over the next 20 years it became much more to him. His dream of starting his own brewery was realised in 1994 with the help of his wife Christine. Both were full time music teachers for the first year of trading. Having a natural talent and flair for all things hoppy, they laid down their musical instruments and invested all their time and money into making ground breaking beer.  The brewery went from strength to strength, employing a brewer, drayman (Craig Warburton, who is still part of the team today and the smiling face of the Durham Brewery) and then Christine’s daughter Elly joined in 2003 to assist with sales and accounts. Steve’s unending quest for perfection speaks volumes and can be seen by our local, national and international awards.