Pastore Brewing and Blending produce fresh and aged sour and wild beers.
Our brewery is housed in an industrial unit in Waterbeach, just north of Cambridge.
Pastore (pas-tor-ray) is Shepherd in Italian. It reflects the founders' family. The English side the Shepherds and the Italian side hailing from Emilia-Romagna and evoking fond memories of demijohns of homemade lambrusco and car boots full of meat and cheese.
Ben and Chris Shepherd (son and father) have been brewing together for years. Chris used to brew a popular cask Belgian Dubbel under the name Kilderkin Brewery in the mid 2000's. Ben, grew up home-brewing with his father, building up a large mixed fermentation collection before heading to Heriot-Watt to complete a master's in Brewing, writing a thesis on Brettanomyces fermentation.
Dan Wye joined the team in January 2021 as our new lead brewer, he brings with him a wealth of brewing experience and huge passion for all things mixed fermentation and foraging.