The brewing of a wide range of quality ales and lagers

Federation Brewery

Federation Brewery Founded at 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



Quality Ingredients

Runner-up World Bottled Lager Competition.

At the 1998 Brewing Industry
International Awards


Winner World Bottled Lager Competition
Championship Cup.

Gold Medal.


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