We are probably a bit like you
We love beer! It's been a big part of our lives. We have been drinking the stuff with friends since before we can remember. We have pondered on its makeup and all the little nuances that give it character. We have often considered making the stuff, but always thought it was a dream, it was just “the beer talking”.
Then, back in 2011, due to a redundancy the opportunity to discover something new and explore a fresh way of living emerged...
We took a 5,000 mile journey around the National Parks of the west coast of the USA: Yosemite, Mojave Desert and Yellowstone to name but a few. What quickly became apparent was not only the beauty and majesty of where we were, but also the beer we discovered!!
Whenever we stopped in civilization we’d often end up at a bar or brewpub, trying the local brew. We were expecting bland macro lager, but what we experienced was wonderfully hoppy American craft beer. These beers had massively pungent aromas of crazy things like pine and mangos. We fell in love. We never knew beer could be such a sensual experience!
So, the little cogs of genesis started turning and after a 6.8% pint of PAKO's IPA at Snake River Brewing Company, Wyoming and coming across an article on Gloucestershire microbreweries, in the inflight magazine “Hemispheres” on our way home, it seemed like we had found our destiny!