About the First & Last Brewery

“FINELY CRAFTED BEERS FROM THE HEART OF NORTHUMBERLAND”

Established in 2016 in Elsdon, the heart of Northumberland. The First & Last is an award winning, family-run, microbrewery. We brew small batch cask-conditioned, canned and bottled beer. Our beers are inspired by the wild, untamed landscape and dark skies of Northumberland.

  • Green Packaging for Online Beer Sales

    Green Packaging

    We use recycled and recyclable packaging where possible. Last year we ditched plastic tape for our boxes and started using biodegradable tape. We also launched our new seasonal Made with Northumberland range of beers in can which have biodegradable corn starch labels.

    Green Packaging 
  • Reducing the environmental impact of our craft beer

    Environmental Impact

    As we're a rural brewery our local treatment works is small, so we work closely with Northumbrian Water to monitor our waste water discharge to reduce our impact on the Environment. 

    Environmental Impact 
  • Craft Beer Powered by Nature

    Powered by Nature

    We crunch through a fair bit of energy heating our Hot Liquor Tank & Fermenter as well as cooling for our Fermenting Vessels. It’s important to us to source this energy from renewable sources.

    Powered by Nature 
  • How our beers supports local good causes

    Local Good Causes

    We support local good causes whenever possible. We brew Ratty Pale to help raise funds for the Restoring Ratty project. We make a donation to the project for every pint sold. 

    Local Good Causes 
  • Brewery talks

    Talking Beer

    Highlights to our year are tasting events, brewery open days, collaborations, markets & festivals where we can get face to face to talk about beer. We think that is important. We want to share the story about the beer, tell you about what is in it, why it is different from other beers, how it is made.

    Talking Beer 
  • Our beer supports local

    Support Local

    We always try to support other businesses as local to the brewery as possible.  Amazon is all too easy, we use it, it’s super handy, but we always try to think local before we click. At last count we source materials and services from around 18 small independent businesses and organisations within 20km of the brewery.

    Support Local