Barnaby was a frustrated business technology professional who had been home brewing for many years. He decided to take the plunge and become a brewer in 2015 when he trained a small local brewery and then with Brewlabs in Sunderland.
His first challenge was to perfect the art of brewing continental style lagers as he felt there was a big gap in the market for quality UK produced products in this range.
His second challenge was to find someone with the expertise to create the equipment that would manage the brewing process at scale – enter an old colleague and process engineer, Tim Stacey.
The third challenge was to put processes in place that would be auditable by the Soil Association. He donned his technology cap again and created a brewery management system for the Brewhouse with full organic traceability.