Welcome to Artefact Brewing!

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We are open at the brewery on Bridge Farm in Ixworth, IP31 2HX, 3pm – 6pm on the first Friday of the month for you to stock up on our bottled beer or to pick up some fresh draught takeaway to enjoy at home. Next open on Friday 1 July.

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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 unusual ingredients and seasonal releases. Artefact launched as a small part-time venture in May 2020 and is slowly increasing its range and production volume as demand grows.

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

Launching during the pandemic, we were lucky that breweries were classed as essential businesses so we could offer a monthly drive through to our customers to safely supply them with fresh, locally-brewed craft beer during the lockdowns. While these events remain popular, we continue to offer them. At the drive through you can pick up fresh draught beer, bottled beer and mini kegs. This is the only time we are open for sales at the brewery, find us on the first Friday of the 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 an interesting time to launch our microbrewery and we are hugely grateful to everyone who has enjoyed our beers so far!

James Phillips, Head Brewer and Co-founder

SIBA Beer Awards

Our Kveik Black IPA won National Bronze at the SIBA finals in Liverpool!

**DOUBLE Gold Award winners and one Silver**
We’re over the moon that our Dark Mild and Kveik Black IPA have both won a SIBA Gold Award in the East Region and are through to the national competition next year!

The Dark Mild won Gold in British Dark Beers up to 4.4% and the Kveik Black IPA won Gold in the Imperial IPA category. Our Jasmine Blonde also won Silver in the Speciality Light Beer category.

We’re overjoyed to have our beers recognised in these industry awards, which were judged blind. These are our first ever awards and we were up against some really well-established breweries, so it’s amazing to know we’re doing OK and this is more than just a home-brew dream!

Thank you for your support so far!

Highlights from our first year in business, launching during the pandemic.

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