Welcome to Artefact Brewing!

Open every first weekend of the month, our next drive through will be Friday 30th April 4pm till 8pm and Sat 1st May 12pm till 4pm.

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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 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 are very lucky that breweries are classed as essential businesses, so we can continue to offer our monthly drive throughs to keep you supplied with fresh, locally-brewed craft beer. At these events you can pick up fresh draught beer, bottled beer and mini kegs, all to enjoy at home.

Just turn up, stay in your car and pay by card, if possible. There is no need to pre-order, however if you would like to pick up quite a large order it is helpful for us to prepare this in advance – and make sure that you’re not disappointed if we run out of something.

We will be wearing masks and sanitising our hands between customers, to help keep everyone safe. Due to Covid-19, we will not be able to fill your own takeaway containers/growlers but will provide our own, which is included in the cost.

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.

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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