We are one of the leading organic breweries in the UK. We have an impressive range of organic beers, which are consistently well-crafted.
Here at Stroud Brewery we’re dedicated to organic beer and the benefits of growing organicaly.
Stroud Brewery established in 2006, initially the brewery was a passion project for our founder Greg Pilley; an adventurer, environmentalist and beer lover. His purpose was simply to make great tasting beers for the local community whilst being the change he wanted to see in the business world. Today Stroud Brewery is a thriving enterprise and our tap room has become one of Stroud’s cherished local landmarks. We make great tasting, ethical and organic beer and we create welcoming, fun social spaces.
With the beer category being so full with so many brands, styles, flavours, trends and looks to choose from, why choose a Stroud Brewery beer? Our innovative team in the brewery have the utmost respect for our remarkable UK beer heritage.
We like to think of ourselves as substance over style and we describe our beer as CLASSIC AND ‘THEN SOME’. We make classic beers with a characteristic balance towards body and sweetness, always underpinned by our malty signature style, then we add a complimentary and unique flourish. Take our flagship award winning beer, Budding – a stalwart characterful pale ale with Amarillo hops that lend a unique and complementary citrus note which lifts it above the rest.
To make outstanding beer without damaging the planet and bring people together to inspire positive change.
We believe the only way to be truly sustainable is to invest in responsible organic farming. If we don’t look after our soils through organic farming they won’t be healthy enough to feed us in 60 years. We also work hard to lower our carbon and water footprints and implement circular economy principles. See our impact report for more info.
Our Core Value:
We are relentlessly optimistic that it is possible to run a fun and successful business without undermining our integrity – we believe in BUEN VIVIR or as we say ‘HAPPINESS FOR ALL’ this core value is inspired by our founder Greg’s first-hand experience studying how indigenous peoples throughout the world co-exist in harmony with nature. It simply means rather than seeing our natural or social environments as resources to be exploited for profit, we value regenerative practices that work with nature and benefit the entire community. Like organic farming which regenerates soils and wildlife or the living wage which allows us to show how much we value our people.
Why we are certified Organic:
The most significant impact we can make on a manufactured product is in our choice of raw materials.
We are a dedicated organic brewery certified by the soil association and all our beers are made with organic malt and hops.
Here, we only source the very best ingredients from farming which has a positive effect on our environment, and never use ingredients which degenerate our environment, ecosystems or precious soils for capital gain.
The organic standards support our ambition to produce the highest quality beers with care for people and the planet. Sustainability is at the core of the organic approach. The standards we have to adhere to include not only the ingredients, but also how organic beer is made, packaged and traded.
Organic farming restricts the use of artificial chemical fertilisers and pesticides. Instead, organic farmers rely on developing healthy, fertile soil and growing a mixture of crops.
No system of farming has higher wildlife benefits. Organic farming creates the highest level of biodiversity on the farm, the highest standards of animal welfare and the highest level of carbon sequestration in the soil.
Organic farms tend to be diverse, have higher levels of employment per acre and are more likely to be involved in direct marketing of their produce.
As an organic brewery we pay a premium for these ingredients however the market does not stretch to fully recover our margins. It is not a strategy for increased profit.
Because we are uncompromising, we source the very best ingredients, we prioritise local, we will not buy ingredients which exploit our environment this is why organic is important to us.
We hold ourselves accountable:
We don’t shy away from measuring and declaring our social and environmental impact performance.
As a measure of our social and environmental achievements we achieved B Corps certification in 2019.
Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Together with a network of B Corps business leaders across the UK we are committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2030. As a business we have declared a “Climate Emergency” and over the course of 2020 company directors will amend the company Articles of Association to give scrutiny to our environmental and social performance as well as our profits.
As a B Corp certified businesswe are transparent with our performance in meeting the standards we must adhere to support our ambition to be a business that cares for people and the planet.As you might expect, with social and environmental issues being central to our core values we have an excellent performance sore on community and environment.