Baa Brewing was formed in 2015 when a collaboration amongst friends with a shared passion for fine quality beer led us to open the first brewery in Chepstow for over 600 years. Situated on the two great Rivers, The Severn and The Wye, on the border with England, Chepstow is a thriving town, the gateway to Wales with strong trade links around the world.
The key to the business is having the expertise and market leading skills of Master Brewer, Jeremy Stead. Jeremy has over 35 years of experience in the brewing industry. From Cambridge University, to winning a national Masters prize for his Postgraduate thesis, onto brewing with some of the biggest names in the business, he has always put quality at the forefront of operation. Until recently, an examiner for the Institute of Brewers and Distillers, we are proud and excited to have such a skilled craftsman leading our brewing. Under his guidance we use only the finest quality, freshest ingredients to craft our premium beers. The founders of the brewery, James, Charlie and Julian have many years experience in business and manufacturing, they are responsible for the commercial side of the business and ensuring the great beers that are produced meet with the great British public.
We’ve come a long way in our early years, in the first 6 months we researched and sourced the best equipment for brewing excellent beer and developed previously disused premises into a fully functioning brewery. We gained all the necessary accreditations to own and run a brewery, with HMRC, customs and excise, local planning, police and fire services, gained SIBA membership, became an Assured Independent British Craft Brewery and achieved our Alcohol Wholesale Registration scheme acceptance. We have also found time to gain a 5 out of 5 food hygiene rating. In recent months we have successfully completed WOWGR and EMCS registrations to allow us to progress the import and export side of the business.
At Baa brewing we are very proud of our significant achievements in a short space of time, but our ambitions are great, we are looking to grow the business significantly and where possible include like minded local craft beer enthusiast and businesses to join in our success. We are always keen to discuss any ideas or thoughts people may have.