The Equal Brewkery was founded in 2017 by Bill Russell with the vision to show that people with learning disabilities can be at the heart of a successful business.
Equal Brewkery, a combined bakery and micro-brewery, is a not-for-profit, community interest company created to provide training and support for people with learning disabilities.
A few years ago, Bill suffered a stroke and lost the use of his right arm, the hearing on his right side and some mobility in his right leg. Following an operation to remove a blockage in his carotid artery he began to regain the movement in his arm and leg, but he began to wonder what happened to people who suffered strokes, had brain impairments, or learning difficulties. This was his main motivation in setting up Equal Brewkery. In addition to this he wanted to show that people with learning disabilities can achieve.
We operate on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning from our Equal Brewkery based in Norwich. We make a variety of delicious ales - including a festive one! We also bake a large variety of breads, cakes and pizzas!