Our Story

Black Sands Brewing Company started out when three mates, Ian Hebblethwaite, David Holden and Peter Osborne who shared an interest and passion for craft beer, wanted to produce a good beer that they could enjoy. On the 1st of October 2013, they produced their first brew as Black Sands Brewing Company and it has been non-stop since.

Ian, who is still running the business today, started out brewing when he was much younger and at boarding school. His fellow classmates were more than happy to drink his special pineapple brew until an angry headmaster brought the fledgling enterprise to a crashing halt.

Fast forward to February 2022, when Ian’s Son Craig joined the team and eventually took over the Brewery, allowing Ian to take a less hands-on role in the business. Then in 2023, David’s son Matt joined the team to bring his genius technical brewing skills to the table.

Black Sands had always been happy to work away quietly churning out good beer for loyal fans, but with a now considerably younger team, full of energy, they are ready to step things up a few notches.