Welcome to Artefact Brewing!

We are open on the first weekend of the month, operating a brewery drive through. Takeaway draught beer, bottles, mini kegs and gift boxes all available!

Crowdfunding – we did it!

In August our crowdfunder finished on £8,126 raised by 80 people in 42 days, surpassing our £7,500 target!

We truly have the most amazing supporters, friends and family for helping us reach this goal, and can’t wait to start making space in the brewery for more fermenters and better bottling equipment, to help us increase production.



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About us

We are a new microbrewery based in the village of Ixworth, near Bury St Edmunds. Our brewery is a small 200L system, set up in a converted shipping container on our family farm.

Run part-time by husband and wife team, James and Kat, Artefact Brewing’s ethos is to make good-quality, small-batch, artisan craft beers, with an emphasis on experimenting with local ingredients and seasonal releases. Artefact launched in May 2020.

Our beers range from our take on classic styles, such as our first release, the Dark Mild (released May 2020), to more experimental beers, including a Heritage Ruby Ale, Kviek Black IPA and Jasmine tea infused blonde.

Being a small brewery, passionate about creating new beers, our stock levels will vary throughout the year and we will have a seasonal approach to a core range, but hopefully we will always have something new to tempt you.

Please note, we don’t currently have an online shop, however you can find out where you can order our beers online, here and you can see our full list of events and markets, here.

Our drive throughs

We have been very lucky that breweries were classed as essential businesses during the lockdowns, so we could continue to offer a monthly drive through to our customers to supply them with fresh, locally-brewed craft beer. While these events remain popular, we continue to offer to run them. At these events you can pick up fresh draught beer, bottled beer and mini kegs, all to enjoy at home.

We are now reviewing the format of these events as we exit lockdown, but will continue to be open at the brewery on the first weekend of each month.

Founders Kat and James at the brewery

Head brewer, James, has been passionate about brewing beer at home for the last few years and with support from friends and family, and his wife Kat, he is now brewing ‘properly’ part-time.

It’s been a hell of a year to launch our microbrewery, and we are hugely grateful to everyone who has helped us along the way. We look forward to working on more releases for 2021 and developing an online shop later in the year.

James Phillips, Head Brewer and Co-founder

Thank you for your support so far!

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported our start-up during 2020.
What a year to start a brewery!

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