The Steam Machine was founded by husband and wife Nick & Gulen. With a home brewing background of over ten years, they were no strangers to brewing, and Nick especially as a science teacher had always been fascinated by the chemical and biological processes behind brewing.

Inspired by the International Craft Beer Revolution, and by the exciting New World beers and wines the couple sampled whilst touring the world, Nick & Gulen were eager to create beers to satisfy their extended taste palates and to share them with others.

Having launched in the summer of 2015 in Nick’s industrial North East hometown of Newton Aycliffe, they have an ever-expanding team of dedicated enthusiasts, they have scaled up production ten fold since starting, have twice moved and expanded premises, welcomed hundreds of visitors on their open weekends, and in their own words: "We are just getting started..."