Keswick Brewing Company is back up and running, producing around 3,000 pints of beer a week for local pubs that have beer gardens open across Cumbria.
The business, based in Brewery Lane, is run by Sue Jefferson who is counting the days until the pubs are fully reopened and so it can get back to full production.
Sue said there was a full day of brewing before yeast is added to the mix, which produces the beer. It can take up to three or four days to get to the right sugar and alcohol content, with regular measurements taken to make sure it is at its best.
It is then put into casks and will go out to pubs across the area with dates on it.
Real ale has a shelf life of around six weeks. Sue added: “Beer does take a little bit of looking after so it arrives at its best.”
After years of searching, Keswick Brewing Company finally found suitable premises in December 2005 and completed its first trial brew the following spring
Sue said she was relieved that the brewery was now back doing what it does best.
She added: “During the summer months, we would brew up to three times a week but I am delighted we are open and we can serve our beer in our own Fox Tap beer garden. It was great to see people back in the beer garden.
“We have had locals and visitors and all the feedback has been very positive, with people loving our beers and all the drinks. The vibe has been great.”
The beer garden is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 2pm to 7pm, weather dependant.