Two guys born and raised in Croydon met shortly before the London riots in 2011 at a beer festival, and found they both were having thoughts about starting up a new brewery in the area. After nearly a year of test brewing, planning and trying to find financial backing, The Cronx Brewery was formed in 2012. Now under the successful stewardship of Mark Russell the brewery brews 5 core beers and 3 specials,
with occasional seasonal beers thrown into the mix.
In 2016 the Cronx Bar was opened in Boxpark Croydon. Run by a great team, the bar always has a wide selection of real ales and craft beers available.
‘The Cronx’ is a portmanteau of Croydon (Or it’s postcode; CR0) and The Bronx, and has been used as an affectionate tongue in cheek reference to the often much maligned London Borough we call home.
Mark is the Director and Head Brewer.
He comes from an alcohol wholesale background having worked for his family's business, I.M Wines (Croydon) Ltd, before leaving to start up the brewery.
His favourite beer styles are hoppy blondes and Belgian Trappist beers.
Rhiannon is our office manager, the most likely of the crew to be picking up the phone when you call!
She comes from an admin based background but has been eager to learn everything she can about different ales and the brewing process, helping out around the brewery & the bar whenever needed.
Rhiannon likes sour beers, and is particularly fond of a cool bottle of our Lemon Saison.
Kev is our very able brewery assistant, Marks right hand man!
He comes from a bar management background, you may have seen him pulling pints in certain pubs in Croydon in the past!
Kev likes all sorts of beers (except sours!) and can also be found occasionally serving at the bar in Boxpark.
David is our sales representative, he spends his time travelling across the South East introducing the Cronx to lots of new pubs.
David’s favourite beer is Kotchin!
Alex is our friendly delivery driver, ensuring the beer gets to you as fast as possible.
Alex is very partial to a bottle of Nektar from time to time!