Losehill Hall Brewery

Manager Alistair Boyd (53) has set up his own brewery at Losehill Hall Youth Hostel (which is situated between Hope and Castleton and opened in February 2012 to replaced the now closed Castleton Youth Hostel) using the kit from the old Edale Brewery in Hope. All the profit from beer sales goes to support YHA’s ‘Breaks for Kids’ fund which provides holidays based in hostels for children. It claims to be Britain’s only “charity run brewery”.

Hope Springs is the standard 3.9% pale ale brewed with Peak District water, Maris Otter malt, Fuggles and Styrian Goldings hops.

A vegan beer (no finings) has been produced for the yearly Friends of the Earth convention held in the grounds.

Nick Wheat


About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

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