Our Story

In early 2014 Red Cat Brewing opened shop with the sole aim of creating imaginative, stunning craft beer. We also want to challenge ourselves with different beer styles + processes, learn as much as we can, and innovate. With numerous awards across the huge range, our beers are up there with the best. That’s the message. Plus the fact that we don’t do boring.

When Iain left The Flowerpots Brewery in 2011 for a much needed physical rest, brewing was still unfinished business. Soon after this Andy was looking to expand his interests from running The Fulflood pub & pub brewing to larger scale brewing (he'd enjoyed the time when his father set up and ran Itchen Valley Brewery). After several meetings in the pub, as you do, the partnership was formed. 2013 saw the company set-up, planning and fund raising with brewery building access in Dec 2013. The first brews were March 2014.

See Our Beers

Specials are where we really stretch our imagination, creating exceptional beers across styles such as Session Pales, modern IPAs, Witbier, Sours, Sasion, Porter, and Stout. Our growing reputation for highest quality innovation is ensured with outside the box recipes like lemon infused Kairos, Huehuetenango coffee cream stout and multi-grain Blue Monday prohibition beer with honey. Regulars such as session pale Prowler and amber Scratch are in huge demand, along with the multi award winning Mr M’s Porter and the strong golden Tomcat. We don’t do boring.

The Process

You don’t need special kit to make great beer. Red Cat brewery equipment is a traditional English mash set up, made to our own specification by Malrex in Burton on Trent. Even then we break the rules and introduce some weird shit – but if we gave you the details we’d have to kill you. No cats are harmed in the making of our beers.

The Process

Meet the Team

Here’s the team that make all the magical elixirs and keep Red Cat purring smoothly.

Andy

Brewer and Proprietor

Andy

Born in a pub, brought up in pubs, landlord of a pub (where he also ran a small brewery), escaped from pub to brewery (but still wants a pub). You can take the boy out of the pub, but you can't take the pub out of the boy. Andy switches from role to role in the brewery, from Head Brewer to general pen pusher in the office. Now the sole proprietor of Red Cat Brewing, having co-founded with Iain.

Some favourites: Old Rosie, Muse, garlic bread, loud folk ballads sung at shouting level.

Cheryl

Sales and Marketing Manager

Cheryl

Sales Manager Cheryl provides the smiles and friendly banter to get to know our customers, helping to choose and recommend the best beer for them and their establishment. Cheryl has been in sales for 12 years, but has found her feet in the brewery industry. With a love of keeping it local and supporting small independent business, this is the perfect place to work!

Some favourites: Muse, Whisky, Geocaching and Betty her Lurcher.

James

Drayman and Brewery Assistant

James

James is our drayman/brewery assistant. He is also our craft brewery required beardy bloke. If he’s not driving about listening to terrible music and delivering our beers to pubs he’s doing various bits and bobs in the brewery. James is a coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon kinda guy.


Some favourites: Devin Townsend, Opeth, Hot sauce, Horror movies

Enough Talk, Let's See Some Beers