Growing up on a farm working in the Suffolk countryside I always appreciated the importance of quality local produce. With a keen passion for food and drink and a desire to run my own business I often imagined of a life based around this.
In 2006 I met my partner Ellie at a music festival, after many months of travelling back and forwards to Bristol to see each other we decided to move to Brighton together. It wasn’t long before Ellie had a taste for real ale like myself and we would seek out the best real ale pubs in and around Brighton of an evening. We lived in Brighton for 5 years where we shared many fun times and a passion for live music and music festivals.
A few years on at a music festival after a few pints of watery lager, we realised something we both loved was missing…Driven by the lack of real ale at music festivals It was at this point that the idea of setting up a brewery and linking the beer to the music evolved. After extensive research in many beers across the world we realised maybe there could be a future in the bottom of a pint glass!
After approaching my family about the idea of setting up a micro-brewery on the family farm we started to get our plan together. In 2011 we moved back to Suffolk in order to follow our dream. After many months of research and volunteering for work experience at a brewery in between my job as a self-employed carpenter I felt confident it could be achieved. With the help and encouragement of my family we decided to go ahead with the plans and set to work converting part of a farm building into a brewery!