Why Cat Asylum?
We are proud to say that the name is entirely the responsibility of the brewery’s cat inmate. As the buildings provided a safe haven for this disturbed animal is was its intention that they could also provide a refuge and sanctuary for those lost beers, just waiting for one more chance to take their place in the sun.
Cat Asylum takes care to source the bulk of its malt from Thomas Fawcetts of Castleford, Yorkshire, whose use of old fashioned floor malting reflects our desire to maintain those crafts and tastes which are in danger of being lost.
Our almost exclusive use of the bird-friendly spring sown varieties of barley ensures that we do our bit to preserve our crucially endangered farmland bird population.