The brewing of a wide range of quality ales and lagers

Federation Brewery

Federation Brewery Founded in Alnwick 1919 when George Stott Smart’s former brewery was acquired but this was found not to be in working order so brewing was transferred to Hedley Street, Newcastle where brewing began in March 1921. Name changed to above in 1926. Short lease on John Buchanan’s Hanover Square Brewery taken in 1927. Moved to the Hanover Street Brewery 1931.


Years in Business

Premium Quality Ales and Lagers


Federation Brewery was founded in 1919. The Federation Brewery is a significant and successful Regional Brewery operating from its production base in the North East of England.

Our Story

Over the Years


Founded in 1919


Brewery moves across the river

Operating from its production base in the North East of England.

After reaching it’s maximum capacity the brewery moved across the river to a new state-of-the-art brewery in Gateshead.


LCL PILS – Judged as the Best Bottled Lager in the World.

At the 1987 Brewing Industry
International Awards


LCL Pils – Judged to be one of the top three Premium Draught Lagers in the World.  

Brewing Industry International Awards 


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Federation Brewery

Lancaster Road
Tyne & Wear

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