Meet the team

Meet the team

We’re a small team, who are creating brilliant beer that is born and brewed in Byker. At all levels we are passionate about our brilliant beers and we work hard to bring you the best ingredients and the best beer we can.

 

Lee Renforth

Lee Renforth

Managing Director

Lee is the driving force behind everything we do. A passionate beer advocate, both for his own beer and for north-east brewing as a whole. Lee has pursued his dream of owning a microbrewery, since 1986 and succeeded in opening Brinkburn Street in 2015.

Lee Dolman

Lee Dolman

General Manager

Getting our beer from Brinkburn Street to our customers is one of the most important jobs we have. With a passion for Brinkburn Street Lee D, is always pushing us to new and better ways to deliver quality beer, in the best condition, to you, our customers.

Richard Bazen

Richard Bazen

Head Brewer

With over 30 years brewing experience, including many years running his own brewery (Bazens’ Brewery) in Salford with his wife Jude, Richard brings together all the elements required to create brilliant beers right here in Byker.

Stew Southern

Stew Southern

Lead Brewer

Stew is our Lead Brewer which means he does the day to day brewing and managing of our brewery. It’s a tough job, that requires precision, dedication, passion, and hard work. Without all of this, our beer wouldn’t be as good as it is.

Natasha Allen

Natasha Allen

Brewer

Natasha started as an apprentice and is now working in the brewery daily, using her new found knowledge and passion for brewing to help create our brilliant beers.