Black Sheep Brewery
What’s your favourite hop?
Citra certainly takes some beating
What’s your favourite beer?
Currently Thornbridge Jaipur – nectar. An old favourite was Ind Coope DBA – one hell of an ale!
Favourite food & beer pairing
Beer and cheese. A cheese platter and a range of beers – great way to forget an afternoon!
What’s the one item in the brewery you couldn’t live without?
Yorkshire squares. I love showing them to people and watching their faces as they rouse and the yeast rises.
What got you into brewing?
Pure chance. I signed up to a degree in Nottingham that I had no idea was a sandwich course. After spending a summer on a remote farm in Northumberland (not good for a young lad from Birmingham!), they took pity on me and sent me to Hardy & Hansons Brewery in Kimberley. Was hooked from the start!
Favourite beer festival?
Nottingham. Held at the castle so you couldn’t get a better location.
Favourite interest outside of brewing?
Strangely enjoy growing vegetables. Would never waste time on a flower, but a courgette…
What’s the last beer you brewed?
Chocolate Orange Stout
Fuggles or Goldings?
Can’t choose, they are both superb in different ways