RedWillow | Brewery and Bar in Macclesfield
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History

Late 2010

Late 2010

Toby and Caroline McKenzie start RedWillow brewery. 

December 2010

December 2010

First official RedWillow beer, Directionless, launches at the Treacle Tap and other pubs across Macclesfield.

Summer 2012

Summer 2012

Expanded into 12brl brewery, another brewer brought on board.

August 2012

August 2012

Ageless is the first beer to be bottled.

September 2012

September 2012

First keg beers produced.

May 2013

Tilting Ale first produced for Virgin Trains.

September 2013

September 2013

RedWillow Bar opens in Macclesfield just down the road from the brewery.

May 2014

May 2014

New site for brewery secured.

Rest of 2014

Rest of 2014

At full capacity. 

February 2015

February 2015

The brewery begins expansion to second site just down the road from existing warehouse. 

March 2015

March 2015

RedWillow Bar wins Pub of the Season by Cheshire East CAMRA.

May 2015

May 2015

2 x 30HL tanks and 4 x 20HL tanks arrive… but no finished brewery to move into! (Build overruns by 5 months)

September 2015

September 2015

Building of new brewery spans over six months, moves over to new site and increases production to an average 80 barrels a week.

October 2015

October 2015

Wreckless and Shameless are first beers to be canned.

November 2016

November 2016

12 brewery-based staff.

November 2016

November 2016

New canning line modification installed and doubles canning capacity; launches 5 new cans into range. Centrifugal separator installed.