The Brewery

Matlock Wolds Farm Brewery is a family run business opened in 2014. Starting with an output of only fifty litres and supplying a few bottles to the local newsagents, we now operate a five barrel brewery and supply many places in the Derbyshire Dales.

The Beers

We have a regular offering of seven beers. These range from our best-selling Riber Gold, a refreshing golden ale, to our award-winning rich, dark Classic Porter.

Father and son brewing duo use a world-wide range of hops and malts to keep their beers interesting. We make use of traditional hops such as English Fuggles and Goldings for The Bitter End or noble hops Tettnang and Saaz for Riber Gold. We also make use of bold American hops with Cascade, Chinook and Citra going into 100CC.

The Location

Our brewery is in the picturesque spa town of Matlock, high up on the northern slopes of the Derwent Valley. The brewing kit is housed in a disused cow shed, a reminder of what was once the operational Wolds Farm.

We’re perfectly placed for customers across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire!

Read more about our history on our blog post, A Brief History!




Our Seven Regularly Available Beers

All of our beers are free from animal products to make them suitable for vegans.

100CC (4.9% ABV)

An American Pale Ale brewed using Maris Otter Barley and Dark Crystal malt. The beer is hopped up using three C’s: Chinook, Cascade and Citra. Chinook gives an intense bitterness, Cascade adds floral and fruity flavours and Citra is used after the end of the boil to give a characteristic tropical fruit aroma. The Dark Crystal malts add some rich caramel flavour to complement this.

Apogee (3.8% ABV)

An American Pale Ale brewed using Maris Otter Barley and a small proportion of Light Crystal Malt to slightly darken the body and add hints of caramel. The beer is bittered with American Summit hops and has the addition of bitter orange peel and coriander seed to add herbal and spicy notes. The beer is finished with some Citra hops to add some tropical fruit on the nose.

The Bitter End? (3.4% ABV)

An English Bitter made using Maris Otter barley, Black malt and Light Crystal malt, giving a deep chestnut coloured body. The beer is loaded full of the classic English hops, Fuggles and Goldings. A satisfying, malty beer with a generous measure of hops, yet low in alcohol for the style.

Classic Porter (4.9% ABV)

Brewed using Maris Otter Barley, Black malt, Chocolate malt and Dark Crystal malt to give a rich roasted, chocolaty base. We use Northdown, Cascade and Bramling Cross hops for complementary dark fruit and citrus flavours.

High Tor (4.0% ABV)

An American Pale Ale brewed using Maris Otter barley, Munich and Cara malts.  The beer is single hopped with a liberal dose of Columbus hops.  The use of hops late in the process gives lots of citrus flavours and aroma.

Riber Gold (4.3% ABV)

A golden ale made using Maris Otter barley, Cara malt and Light Crystal malt, hopped with both U.S. and traditional Europe noble hops and the addition of apricots. It is a light, refreshing beer suited to all tastes with subtle bitterness and a fruity aftertaste.

Simcoe (3.8% ABV)

An American pale ale made with Simcoe hops. It is brewed with Maris Otter barley and Light Crystal malt, giving a bright golden body. Simcoe adds a prominent bitterness, light fruit and pine flavours and a bright tropical fruit aroma on the nose.


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