Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Where are you? Can I buy beer at the brewery?
Our small nanobrewery is on a domestic dwelling in Red Lodge, Suffolk, so we only deliver in the village and ship online orders. If you require a delivery in the village, reach out directly by e-mail for a discounted order. Otherwise, check-out via our online shop. We sell at local markets during the weekends too - look at our market schedule to see upcoming dates. Our business is listed on the Suffolk Business Directory, which is a great platform to discover other businesses in the county.
- What's with the chemical structures on the bottles?
My wife and I design all of our labels and the amazing James Gribble uses his wizardry on Adobe Illustrator to make them look professional. Every beer and cider features a chemical structure relevant to the style. For example, our Brown Ale features 'maltol', a caramel-like substance formed during the roasting of grain. The chemical structures are flavour and aroma components that you can taste and smell in our beers and ciders.
- What is a biochemist?
A biochemist studies life at the molecular level, seeking to understand the events inside and outside of cells. The biochemistry of brewing is a fascinating topic and perhaps the most exciting thing is that there is so much more to learn! Ever-growing knowledge of the biochemical pathways in brewing continues to enrich the brewer's toolkit.
- What's your scale of operation?
Packaging volumes are typically 55 litres for beer, all brewed on a 100 litre three-vessel kit, and anywhere between 20-180 litres for cider. Hence 'nanobrewery'!
- Is your beer & cider suitable for vegans?
Yes - our beers and ciders are unfiltered, unfined, unpasteurised and totally vegan-friendly :)
- Is your beer 'real ale'?
Yes - our beer falls under the category of 'real ale' because it is either can-conditioned or bottle-conditioned, meaning carbonation is achieved through secondary fermentation in the can or bottle. The second round of fermentation is responsible for the small amount of yeast sediment in the bottom of the brew. Most commercial beers on the supermarket shelves are not 'real ale' because they are force-carbonated using extraneous carbon dioxide.
- Do you ship outside of the UK?
We can look at the logistics. Get in touch. It won't be cheap.