Their story starts back in 1992 when Kane Yeardley bought an old, disused warehouse and turned it into one of Sheffield's most loved venues, The Forum. From there Forum Cafe Bars was born and ever since the company has gone from strength to strength with nine venues spread across Yorkshire, a successful brewery and a gin distillery. In line with the growth in January 2016 the company name was changed to True North Brew Co to fully reflect the diverse nature of all their venues. True North Brew Co's range of beers was first brewed and developed alongside Claire Monk at Welbeck Abbey Brewery in 2012. The range and reputation of the beers grew over time and in 2015 they built their own brewery and events space in the heart of Sheffield City Centre. As if their own distinctive range of beers and ales wasn’t enough, they went one further and extended their produce with True North 'Sheffield Dry Gin'. This is the first gin to be distilled and bottled in Sheffield in over 100 years and it is causing quite a stir amongst local gin aficionados.