About Us

Parbold’s first microbrewery and brew pub!
Problem child brewing began as an idea in April 2010. The Idea was to put an “own brew” on our bar at the Wayfarer creating a brew pub. This grew quickly into a 5 brewers barrel plant, small enough to be hand crafted and big enough to be viable.
The Problem Child name originates from family history of the Wayfarer. Once a problem child, prodigal daughter Rachel is now home and happily married to Jonny the head brewer. Obi aged seven is apprentice brewer and problem child!
Jonny continues to create a range of Bitters and Ales and his preference is for light hoppy ales. The first pint, “Scallywag” was brewed on the 15th June 2013 and sold at the Wayfarer on the 17th July 2013.
Barrels are available for wholesale to local real ale pubs throughout Lancashire, Wigan & Greater Manchester.
The microbrewery kit is brand new and English made, by brewery specialist Vincent Johnson..