Today the brewery proudly produces 8 regular ales and 10 seasonal and special ales which are sold to pubs and bottle outlets throughout the South East of England.
Wantsum Brewery takes its name from the Wantsum Channel, the watercourse seperating the Isle of Thanet and what was the mainland of the English county of Kent. During the time of King Henry VIII this channel was the mooring place of the King's Fleet. The brewery sits on what was one of the major tributaries to the Wantsum Channel.
The channel was originally guarded by two forts, Reculver and Richborough. The iconic Wantsum crest was designed by local artist Tom Miles and is an adaption of the twin tureted Reculver tower.
Wantsum Brewery was originally a 6 British barrel brewery which brewed 24 firkins a week. In 2012 it had grown to a 12 barrel brewery and the production has risen dramatically to 140 firkins a week. We use British barley and a variety of hops from around the world including, of course, the excellent hops from Kent.