Ridgeway Brewing Company was established in 2003 by Peter Scholey, a former brewer at Brakspear Brewery. The name Ridgeway is derived from one of England’s oldest roads. Located in South Stoke, United Kingdom, the brewery focuses on bottle conditioned beers. Some cask beers are also available from the brewery. All beers at Ridgeway Brewing Company are available in casks or bottles. There are about 16 casks and bottled-conditioned beers produced by the brewery. Ridgeway Brewing Company is known for its Christmas themed beers, such as Bad Elf, Santa’s Butt, Pickled Santa and Reindeer Droppings. Bad Elf became quite popular in the craft beer community that led to production of several Bad Elf derivatives.