LEADER Rural Development Fund
LEADER Rural Development Fund

Farm Yard Ales

Farm Yard Ales is an exciting new brewery which has emerged from a family farm in Cockerham. 

Steven Holmes has a keen passion for brewing.  He spent many hours visiting and learning from those already experienced in the field.  He dreamed of one day using water found on the family farm to create a unique flavoured ale to service the increasing demand for craft ales. 

Steven approached LEADER after working with Boost Lancashire for support to build a purpose built brewing facility.  After going through the application process he received 40% towards the cost of the new purpose designed building, brew planting and casks. 

The brewing has commenced and is starting to make its way into establishments across Lancashire.   The brewing facility will create five new full time equivalent jobs over a period of 3 years.    The jobs will offer the opportunity to work in rural setting and learn the skilful process of brewing.   

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