As well as being able to buy and take away the brewery’s core range of eight bottled beers, drinkers can also try the beers on keg.
Steam Machine founder Nick Smith explained: “We want to turn the brew room into a social space where people can come and enjoy our hand-crafted beers in literally the same place they are made.
“We have only been open a few weeks but have been staggered by the interest.
“People are coming from all over to try our beers and we have even had impromptu live music sessions as well.”
Brew room customers have the option of taking home the keg beer via US-style glass bottles known as ‘Growlers.
“Whilst growler-fills are common in the various bottle shops and breweries around the country, we believe we are the first to offer this service in County Durham,” added Nick.
“The beauty of the brew room is that people can take home the beer at its very freshest and we will also be making beer exclusive to the venue.”
The Steam Machine’s Brew Room is open three times a week, from 5pm to 11pm on Thursday and 12pm to 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays.