Our Head Brewer, Paul Holden-Ridgway perfected his knowledge on what makes a great craft brew during numerous trips to the great breweries of the USA. Bringing his skills back to North Yorkshire as a specialist ale purveyor at Blind Jack’s public house in Knaresborough, Paul began a microbrewery testing his concoctions on his patrons.
Paul teamed up with local businessman, David Brown, to turn BAD Co. into a fully operational brewery.
BAD Co. secured its headquarters in Dishforth, North Yorkshire and installed a 12BBL plant with 6,000l capacity in the fermenters and its beers began to make appearances in local bars, pubs and restaurants.
Scooped Gold as Overall Best Beer of the York Beer & Cider Festival as well as Gold in the beers under 4.0% category.
BAD Co. beers make their way into bottles for the very first time.
Another Gold win in the Pale & Amber category for ales under 4.0% at the York Beer & Cider Festival.
Awarded Silver in the Pale & Amber category for 5.1 – 5.9% at the York Beer & Cider Festival.
More fermenters increased capacity to 18,000l (109BBL).
The plant get upgraded to 24BBL and our beers went international, supplying beer lovers overseas with our British brewed ales.
A brand new state-of-the-art isobaric hopping chamber lands at BAD Co. HQ. As the first of its kind in the country, it adds even more flavour and aroma into BAD Co. beers.
BAD Co. bursts onto the London beer market scene, creating a stir in the capital.
With the capacity to bottle 2,800 bottles of BAD Co. beer every hour, the brewery began to chime with sounds of serious production.
Presented with a Silver Medal in the Dublin Craft Beer Cup, not bad for the home of Stout.
We launched our online shop to make it even easier to bring you all a taste of BAD.
With increased demand came more fermenters, increasing capacity to 40,000l (224BBL) with a plan in place to up it even further to 64,000 (391BBL).
Satisfaction, our 6.7% Brown Ale, joins the BAD Co. Headliners.
Love Over Gold scoops Silver at the York Beer & Cider Festival.
BAD scoops 7 awards for 7 different beers at the Dublin Craft Beer Cup.
Unit 3, North Hill Road, Dishforth Airfield,
Dishforth, North Yorkshire, YO7 3DH
+44 (0)1423 324 005