Our Very Own Microbrewery

Gaol Ales

Derbyshire's smallest microbrewery. Real ale brewed on the premises.

Gaol Ales began brewing in August 2015 with 2 barrels of Jailbreak bitter for Wirksworth Festival, just one year later we supplied the same event with 18 barrels, 3 different brews. Our plan has always been to establish a range of beers but only after we have have thoroughly tested each new recipe. Currently the range includes Jailbreak, a traditional bitter, Jailbird pale ale, No Prisoners strong IPA, Strong Arm of the Law winter ale and Black Maria porter. We brew using Derbyshire water and we aim to use all-British ingredients whenever possible.


Gaol Ales' half barrel system Some of our ales