WHEN it comes to making hearts malt, there's no better to do it in the region than the ever-popular Carlisle Brewing Company. 

The family run business, of Alison and Alain Davis, brought the first brewery back to Carlisle since 1987 from the back of their pub, the Spinners Arms at Cummersdale in 2013. 

When the couple took on the pub back in 2007, after looking at their real ale selection, they decided to venture out and make their own - which eventually led to the business opening a larger production premise in Kingstown Industrial Estate in 2015. 

"The year we moved up there was the year of the floods, so it was an interesting start to growing a business but we're still here and going strong, that's what matters and now we're supplying beer across all of Cumbria," Alison said. 

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Alain has a natural tendency to make delicious beers from homegrown recipes which has led to quite an extensive list of delectable and crisp ales under the branch's name including; blonde brews; caramel and toffee flavours as well as both hoppy and pale ales. 

"We're really chuffed at the moment because local author M W Craven's famous character Washington Poe his favourite beer is our Spun Gold beer, so we're getting some great feedback from that as well. It's really going from strength to strength. 

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"We love what we do, a lot of it for us with the brewery is that we've created something from nothing. To see a product grow and then work on all aspects from taste to design, all of that makes it very satisfying come the final product," she said. 

On the off-chance reading this has put you in the mood for some of their top tier thirst-quenching beer, you don't have to look too far as the Carlisle Brewing Company is housed in pubs all throughout Carlisle and Cumbria with even an option to purchase bottles online. 

"I'm Carlisle born and bred, for me to go into a pub I went into at 18, to see our beer on the bar there, you can't get better than that. 

"You get a real buzz out of it. I'm always really pleased to get a beer into a pub that I used to drink in when I was younger, it just makes me giggle," she said.  

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