Meet Pete -
Mr Amber Ales.
Tired of bland, corporate beers designed for the masses Pete is on a mission to brew the perfect pint. A passionate devotee of the hop and grain, combined with a degree in Chemical Engineering he is at his happiest experimenting in the brewery kitchen at Amber Ales.
Band: The Ramones; Underworld (now listens to: Radio Four!)
Current Book:Tricky... Mich Steele - IPA, evolution of India Pale Ale (inspirational with great recipes), Checkov short stories (makes me smile) and Beer Advocate Magazine (www.beeradvocate.com) - still fab!
Beer: Double IPA of course, although Imperial IPA runs it a close second; Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA, better than the 90 IMHO. But better on draft (sic) too...
Often heard saying: 'drink beer, be happy'.
Meet Jayn - the wife.
With a background in beer drinking and illustrious career in marketing, she tries to keep us on the straight and narrow whilst secretly planning her own range of botanical ales.
Best ever gig: The Clash at The Assembly Rooms
Film: Moulin Rouge
Beer: a close call between our Jasmine IPA or a Harpoon Raspberry Heferwessien at Legal Seafoods, yum!
Meet John - the brewer-in-waiting, biker, goth, stalwart
Best beerStill thinking about it but shortlist may well include Cameron's Strongarm... I put it down to the party thing at the time!
Best beer ever brewed:Amber Autumn Pale - fresh hopped, completed from start to finish
Meet Nick - tower of deliveries, sales and the bar too!
A new pillar in the team since July 2013, Nick has breezed in and made the organisation a brighter place! A real hop fiend, too hoppy is still not hoppy enough! Passionate about good beer and good pubs, has ultimate disdain for bland beer and boring pubs, a beer aficionado in waiting!
Best beer:A toss-up between our Double IPA and Cambridge Brewing’s Audacity of Hops.
Favourite book: Catcher in the rye by J.D Salinger. Has a battered old copy that was his uncle's when he was young. Probably one of the few things he'd grab on the way out of a house fire.
Favourite band: born with his Dad's taste in music so he says, so it has to be Led Zeppelin, or Wishbone Ash. "But then sometimes you can’t beat rampaging around the living room to Meatloaf-Bat Out Of Hell after a few beers!"
Meet our new Brewer
Could this be you?
Meet Angus - the farmer
He has lots of happy cows full of Amber Ales brewer's mash.