First Chop Brewing Arm was established in 2012 when founder Richard Garner borrowed a local micro brewery and began brewing 400litres of beer per month. He delivered the beer from the boot of his car in his spare time whilst continuing to run his successful bar and restaurant.
Within 12 months demand was such that a larger brewery was needed and in July 2013 production transferred to a purpose built plant capable of brewing 5000litres per week in Salford, Greater Manchester.
Demand has again seen the need for a relocation and in March 2017 production begins in a new plant capable of producing over 20000 litres per week.
First Chop is now leading the way in gluten free craft beer production. With a full range of 10 gluten free beers available in 330ml cans and bottles* First Chop offers gluten intolerant craft beer lovers a real choice in what they drink. The beer is now available all over the UK and has begun making it’s first exciting forays into the international market.
*The gluten free range is certified and approved by the coeliac society and carries the cross-grain symbol.