Cheddar Ales - Advertisement Feature
PUBLISHED: 10:08 09 March 2010 | UPDATED: 10:29 21 February 2013
Nestling on the slopes of the Mendip Hills, within a stone's throw of the famous Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar Ales is a microbrewery producing premium quality real ales for you to enjoy at home as well as in the best pubs...
Nestling on the slopes of the Mendip Hills, within a stone's throw of the famous Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar Ales is a microbrewery producing premium quality real ales for you to enjoy at home as well as in the best pubs.
Head Brewer, Jem Ham, insists on using only the finest ingredients and time-honoured methods as old as the hills themselves to produce a range of beers for traditional and modern tastes alike, that are best described as Simply Gorgeous.
Cheddar Ales was opened in 2006 by our Head Brewer, Jem Ham. The brewery is based at Winchester Farm on the edge of Cheddar village, near the famous Cheddar Gorge.
Cheddar Ales currently has three fermenting vessels, each one capable of holding 20 barrels of beer, or around 5,760 pints. This gives us a weekly brewing capacity of 17,280 pints, which may sound a lot but is certainly 'micro' in terms of the brewing industry. By hand-crafting such small volumes, Cheddar Ales can ensure that character, consistency and quality lie at the heart of all our beers.
Jem Ham is Cheddar Ales' Head Brewer and Managing Director.
Jem has lived in Somerset all of his life and has spent the past 17 years working in local breweries. In 2006, Jem decided that he had learnt more than enough to go it alone and opened Cheddar Ales with the intention of making the best real ales in the local area. Our customers say he is succeeding. When he's not working, Jem enjoys fishing and playing cricket, but it's never long before he's back, hard at work in his local pub, keeping up our strict quality control procedures.
Jem Ham is Cheddar Ales' Head Brewer and Managing Director
Tel: 01934 744193
Web address: www.cheddarales.co.uk