XT Brewing Co is an innovative, independent brewery, founded in 2011 by Russ Taylor and Gareth Xifaras. Since this time, they have crafted a wide range of exceptional core and speciality beers.

Their brewery is as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible, recycling nearly all of their waste products and spent raw materials which go to local farmers. The brewery also produces a range of core beers under the XT brand with a regular flow of ‘specials’ some of which are made available in bottle. 

XT Beer Club

Their Story

XT Brewing Co is an innovative, independent brewery crafting a wide range of beers – Our XT beers form the core range of characterful, full flavoured brews and our wild side: Animal Brewing Co pushes the boundaries with new and exciting, challenging one off experimental beers. 

The brewery is on the beautiful Notley Farm in the village of Long Crendon, on the Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire border near Oxford.  Created by Russ Taylor and Gareth Xifaras in 2011,we brew all our own real ales for cask, craft keg, cans and bottles.

XT comes from the names of the owners, Gareth Xifaras and Russell Taylor. Gareth is an accountant by trade – a useful calling when you’re dealing with the likes of the VAT man and the excise officer. He’s from Birmingham but is of Greek descent.

Russell Taylor is an experienced brewer who previously worked at the Windsor & Eton Brewery.

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