First Chop the award winning brewery sprung from humble beginnings. Created by chef, creative and restaurateur Rik, the beer was originally born from his acclaimed bar and restaurant of the same name in North Manchester.
Borrowing use of a local micro brewery, Rik deep dived into his passion for inspirational and quality flavour combos and found that he had created a craft beer range with a fresh approach and instant demand. First Chop initially settled under a Salford railway arch and combined the fledgling brewery with a rootsy live music, club and arts space at the heart of the Manchester scene. Continuing to experiment with new lines and collabs and with momentum maintained, the millionth pint was brewed in December 2018.
The lines continued to evolve depending on Rik's passions and feedback from customers. As well as seeking out fresh flavours, Rik was passionate about making sure the beer was accessible to all. First Chop has led the way in gluten free craft beer production. All First Chop beer is vegan. and the majority of the range is gluten free, just look for the cross grain symbol on the cans.