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Meet The Brewers: Richard - Thirst Class Ale

Meet The Brewers: Richard - Thirst Class Ale

As part of our regular Meet The Brewer Sessions, we catch up with the creators of some of our favourite beers. 

This week, we find out more about Thirst Class Ale - whose Hoppy Go Lucky pale ale features in our Manchester Craft Beer Box HIP_2.

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Meet the Brewers: Will - Manchester Union Brewery

Meet the Brewers: Will - Manchester Union Brewery

As part of our regular Meet The Brewer Sessions, we catch up with the creators of some of our favourite beers.  This week, we find out more about Manchester Union Brewery - whose Union Lager feature in our Manchester Craft Beer Boxes. We spoke to co-founder Will on pushing the boundaries on what lager can be, new releases, and beer-garden anticipation... Who are you?  I’m Will, I co-founded the brewery with Jamie, Ian and Simon. It’s mostly Jamie, Ian and I that run it, I look after sales, Jamie runs the marketing and Ian, the brewing. Tell us about Manchester Union Brewery. We’re based...

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Meet the Brewers: Rik – First Chop

Meet the Brewers: Rik – First Chop

As part of our regular Meet The Brewer Sessions, we catch up with the creators of some of our favourite beers.  This week, we find out more about First Chop - whose MCR and JAM beers feature in our Manchester Box. We spoke to founder and entrepreneur Rik who tells us about having to borrow a brewery to start up, adapting to meet the demands of home-drinkers, and testing out new recipes with live music… Who are you?  I’m Rik, the founder of First Chop Brewing Arm. Tell us about First Chop. First Chop was originally born 8 years ago...

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Meet the Brewers: Lee Coates – Beatnikz Republic

Meet the Brewers: Lee Coates – Beatnikz Republic

As part of our regular Meet The Brewer Sessions, we catch up with the creators of some of our favourite beers. This week, we find out about Manchester city-centre based brewers, Beatnikz Republic - whose Kentucky Riot and Prague Away beers feature in our Manchester Box. We spoke to Production Manager Lee Coates who tells us about the brewery’s humble beginnings, experimenting with barrels and bourbon, and the pride of seeing your beers being served in the pub. Tell us about Beatnikz Republic We are based in Manchester and we’ve been trading for around three years now. Initially, it started...

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Meet the Brewers: Carley - Brightside Brewing Company

Meet the Brewers: Carley - Brightside Brewing Company

As part of our regular Meet The Brewer Sessions, we catch up with the creators of some of our favourite beers.  This week, we find out about Bury based brewers, Brightside - whose Helles Lager and Wildside Tropical Fruit Crush feature in our Manchester Box. We spoke to Carley Friedrich who tells us about the brewery’s bakery beginnings, the importance of versitility, and looking on the bright side during lockdown… Who are you?  Carley: Chief story teller, beer seller and solution finder! I'm one of the family that set the brewery up, and part of our small but perfectly formed...

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