Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Can I buy beer at the brewery?
The nanobrewery is on a domestic dwelling so deliveries work best for us. I deliver to all of the surrounding villages during evenings and weekends. and sell at local markets during the weekends too - look at our market schedule to see upcoming dates.
- 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 of 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?
Batches are typically 40-60 litres for beer, all brewed on a 100 litre three-vessel kit, and 5-40 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 bottle conditioned, meaning carbonation is achieved through secondary fermentation in the bottle. The second round of fermentation is responsible for the small amount of yeast sediment in the bottom of the bottles. Most commercial beers on the supermarket shelves are not 'real ale' because they are force-carbonated using extraneous carbon dioxide.