Goachers Maidstone Ales

Maidstone has had a long tradition of commercial brewing dating back to before 1650. At the turn of this century century there were still four independent brewers operating in the town, but by 1972 the last of these had been taken over and ceased production. In 1983 Phil and Debbie Goacher opened their own brewery in the Loose valley thus reviving the art of brewing in the county town after a break of eleven years. The modern brewing plant was purpose built on site and constructed along classical lines, allowing for full mash brewing and open fermentation in stainless steel vessels. All Goacher's Ales are produced from 100% malted barley and whole Kentish hops without the addition of sugars or colouring of any kind. We believe that our commitment to excellence and traditional methods produces ales of distinction and character much sought after in this increasingly standardized world.