This brewery was located in Kyrwicks Lane in Sparkbrook. Former gunsmith Edward
Knight was the proprietor in the mid-1870's. In April 1876 he succeeded Thomas
Smith as the licensee of the Cottage of Content public house at No.51 Kyrwicks
Lane, though it is not certain if the brewery was behind the pub or based at
another location in the street.
Henry Grigg acquired the business in 1895. The firm was registered in 1907 but,
as part of the bigger breweries movement that mopped up the local competition,
the brewery was bought out by the
Holt Brewery Company in 1912. It is not clear how many public houses were
tied to Grigg & Brettell Ltd. The company must have been supplying a number of
properties to have attracted the attention of
Holt Brewery Company.
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