Cart 0
Kick-ass craft beer born from Nostalgia and based in the North of England.

 

OUR STORY

 

BeerPong_hero.png
 

WHO ARE WE?
 

WE'RE A LEEDS BASED craft beer brand hell-bent on producing EXHILARATING and kick-ass beer!

 
 

WHAT DO WE DO?
 

we bring you craft beer with a nostalgic twist, born from influential culture of the 80's & 90's.

So kick back, crack open a can and take a trip down
memory lane. Our first release is the Arcade '86 Series
based on classic videogames of our youth.

Our beer is never, ever pasteurised and never
filtered. Just natural beer brewed with only
the finest British Malts.

 
PBC_Site_BlockColours_Blue.png

MEET OUR FOUNDER, PHIL

 

Favourite 80’s nostalgia: 
Hungry Hippos, Mr. Frosty, the Mask,
Quasar trainers & Pacers sweets.

Best described by himself:
In a nutshell- slightly bananas, a proud dad
and obsessive about beer. 

PBC_Site_BlockColours_DarkGrey.png

2014

THE START OF THE JOURNEY

At the heart of Play Brew Co is an obsession for creating quality beers. That all started back in 2014, when our founder Phil embarked on a journey of home brewing after being inspired by the craft beer cropping up in Leeds.

He bought a brew kit at his local beer store, created a heck of a lot of mess and spent the next few months experimenting on creating his own beer recipe.

PBC_Site_BlockColours_Yellow.png

48 IS A LUCKY NUMBER

Once Phil locked down his own recipe for his very own American Pale Ale, he devised a plan to make as many bottles of beer as possible within his home using the basic equipment he had. It was a long process, but his first batch managed to create 48 bottles – all which (he will tell you) fizzed at the pop of the cap.

PBC_Site_BlockColours_DarkGrey.png

2015

TURNING A HOBBY INTO A PROFESSION

Having made his first successful batch of beer, Phil’s obsession began. He brewed a 2nd, and a 3rd, then a 4th. He took a course at Brew Lab and got work experience at local breweries to try and gain a further understanding of the industry.

Working hard day and night, juggling his working life, love of beer and his two sons, Phil decided to take his hobby into a paid profession and started initial steps to create Play Brew Co.

PBC_Site_BlockColours_Green.png

CREATING
A KICk-ASS BRAND

Inspired by 80s nostalgia Phil wanted to combine his two loves and make a brand (and beer) 100% completely relatable to him. Drinking beer is enjoyable, it’s social and it’s an experience. We wanted that to be put forward within our brand - it had to be playful, eye-catching and memorable. It took months to perfect, but the results represent Phil in a nutshell. 

PBC_Site_BlockColours_Blue.png

2016

PiggyBank_Pink.png

SUPPORTING INDEPENDENTS

 

At Play Brew Co is it really important to us that we support local and the British brewing industry. Phil has been keen from the start to make a product that supports local businesses and organisations in the UK. Because of that, it was important that his recipes included ingredients grown in the country – so Phil spent the next few months experimenting and perfecting a recipe that did just that.

For every beer that Play Brew Co sell, we donate a portion to the British Hop Association to support the amazing work they do.

PBC_Site_BlockColours.png

2017

PBC_FinalCan_Blue_Sticker_V3.gif

THE BIRTH OF THE ARCADE '86 SERIES

 

It’s been a long road but we are delighted to announce that Play Brew Co’s first trio of beers is hitting bars and stores in the North of England. The Arcade ‘86 Series is a collection of three recipes that pay homage to Phil’s favourite beers – tying his experience of home brewing and his on hand experience at brew labs together.

PBC_Site_BlockColours_Blue.png

FRIENDS OF PLAY

FriendsofPlay_GIF.gif