Spire Brewery reborn

You will remember back in September we reported that the owner of Spire Brewery, Dave McLaren – who retired from brewing with a bad back and wound up the original brewing business – sold the equipment, Spire name and beer range to Gareth Jones, a Chesterfield CAMRA member. Since then he has been busy doing a lot of cleaning, finding suitable premises to move to and jumping the hoops necessary to obtain a brewing licence for the new company, Spire Brewing Co.


Gareth has now started brewing, with Whiter Shade of Pale brewed on Tuesday and Chesterfield Best brewed yesterday.  Sgt. Pepper Stout is soon to follow.

The new branding continues with new Pump clips and the website is still work in progress but there should soon be a Home page appearing with information.

The plan to update to a 15 barrel plant in the new year is still in place. The search for a Brewer has ended with the new person taking position in the new year.

You can follow the latest news from the new Spire Brewery Company on Twitter @spirebrewingCo


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.


  1. Hi I’m just trying to see if I can buy, some of the craft beers lagers etc still, I did buy a lot of these when came to the food and drink festival, You was base at Chesterfield, I was hoping to buy some more but not sure if Business is still running? Please can you let me know? Thank you I’m not a pub, I just enjoyed a nice drink?

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