Double Maxim Beer Company Ltd

Welcome to the Maxim Brewery. Brewers of quality Real Ale. Here you will find out more about the history of our brewery and the beers we produce.

Our main brand Maxim Ale was first brewed in 1901 to celebrate the return of the Maxim gun detachment from the Boer War. Major Ernest Vaux (part of the original brewing family) commanded the detachment, which was part of the Northumberland Hussars. Initially the beer was reduced in strength because landlords complained of their customers falling asleep. In 1938 Vaux Breweries increased the beers strength and Double Maxim was born.

Double Maxim Beer Company Ltd
1 Gadwall Road
Houghton Le Spring
DH4 5NL

Phone     0191 584 8844
Fax     0191 512 6908