Little Valley Brewery is a family-run business founded in 2005. All our beers are brewed, bottled and branded high on the Pennine moorland of Cragg Vale, just outside Hebden Bridge.
Oh, and if you’re curious – it’s not little at all. It’s actually quite big. 968 feet... ish.
We use traditional techniques to create original beers, each and every one 100% vegan-friendly and all but a few certified organic. It’s a combination of old methods and new ideas that helps us to deliver a range that’s natural, unique and always perfectly balanced
Our story began when master brewer Wim van der Spek met co-owner Sue Cooper. Over a decade later, the team, the range and the business have all grown into something we feel truly proud to call Little Valley Brewery
When all’s hopped and milled, our people are our most important ingredient.
Master Brewer & Co-owner
Wim is our Master Brewer and Founder. Besides his passion for beer craft, he’s also a coffee connoisseur and a keen cyclist, riding up and down England’s longest continuous hill in all weathers. He’s a fit brewer!
General Manager & Co-owner
If the brewery was an orchestra, Sue would be the conductor. As general manager, she oversees the entire business, managing all our bottle sales at home and abroad and generally keeping everything in order.
Cask Sales Manager
John makes sure that we get our beer to the pumps in tiptop condition. He’s also an avid gardener and a self-confessed beer enthusiast, so if he’s not in the brewery he’s out with his pruning gear, and a pint of course!
Dray and Brewery Assistant
On top of her unofficial role as brewery singer, Rachel delivers to our customers and helps out with production. She’s very careful to give way to cyclists, so if you’re ever out biking in the valley, give her a wave!
Alex does everything from brewing to packaging to tasting. Outside of work, you’ll find him appraising the local beers or supporting his beloved Burnley FC – generally, often the latter requires the former.