OUR HISTORY SPANS A LIFETIME IN THE PUB TRADE, WITH OUR FOUNDER MARK CHARMAN’S SON (AND BREWER) EVEN BEING BORN IN THE CELLAR OF ONE OF HIS OWN PUBS… WELL MORE LIKE THE ROYAL SHREWSBURY HOSPITAL ACTUALLY, BUT YOU GET THE PICTURE – WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED AND BREATHED BEER IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER!

A WARM MAGICAL FEELING

As you can imagine after 15 years in the pub trade we had seen the good the bad and the ugly, tired of seeing with faceless corporations buying out pubs – Mark knew he wanted to create a business that carried on through the generations of his family, giving that warm magical feeling that only a family run business can – a true pub trade.

When Mark’s son (you know the one, born in a pub cellar!) came to him at a young age and announced he wanted to brew the beer that supplied his dad’s pubs, Mark knew he’d hit the nail on the head and that’s where the family empire would expand too. Wasting no time William was enrolled onto a brewing apprenticeship as he left school and before he was even old enough to enjoy sampling his creations!

THE WORLD OF BREWING

2014 marked the year that the Charman family entered the wonderful and slightly tipsier world of brewing, where Plan B would be established. A lot of enjoyment and experience was gained through this new venture, but being a local lad Mark and his family were eager to create a brewery at the heart of their local community of Newport, Shropshire that not only the family would be proud of but the locals too!

With the local connection and new brewery location being established in Newport, Shropshire – New Brew was born! It was important for not only the name but the brand image would resonate with locals too. If you haven’t already guessed, our anthropomorphic fish (you read it right) were an obvious and welcome direction.