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.
Amelia's two loves in life are beer and chemistry. Put together she's part of our brew team doing all things brewing and packaging. In her spare time you'll find her organising her local Steam Punk festivals.
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!
Skye is our resident wonder woman managing all things operational and financial. At weekends, you'll find her riding across the Pennines on her trusty steed, or relaxing in her local with her favourite pint of Tod's Blonde.