Our Team

Andrew Reed

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Where to start! As a man surely too ‘mature’ for his levels of drive and energy, Andrew has used his wide-ranging experience of many years in the brewing industry to create and run a brewery that aims to give the customer exactly what they want! Sales, Marketing, Finance, Logistics, Planning, Development and the all-important Quality Control are all in a day’s work for Andrew and, as in any small, hard-working business, he’s just great on the fork-lift.

Andrea Reed

Head Brewer

Having worked in nursing, PR and higher education Andrea took up the challenge when husband Andrew suggested she become a brewer. Following a first-class apprenticeship with Sara Barton at Brewster’s Brewery and studies at Brewlab in Sunderland, she has gone on to create national award-winning beers, loving every brew-day working in her ‘giant’s kitchen’ with the wonderful malts, hops and yeast that give Charnwood Brewery beers that special something.

Andy Hambleton


Having originally come to Loughborough for its university, Andy is known to many in the area as a much-loved ex local Landlord. With his fine palate, deep knowledge and love of beer, ability to fix stuff and enviable blackboard skills, the brewery quickly snapped him up as its first full-time employee. Andy’s quickly progressed to become a Brewer designing his own fantastic beers in 2017, recipes, names, pump clips and all.



With a focus on bookkeeping and systems both here at the brewery and in our micropubs, Liz brings a wealth of experience in administration from many years working at Loughborough University. You will also find Liz working in the brewery shop and bar.

Millie and Alexander Reed


You get the picture! Help with Social Networking and spare pairs of hands in the shop/bar particularly at busy times such as Christmas, you can always count on family.