After being made redundant and being given (very!) early retirement, I had the opportunity to do nothing or a job I enjoyed. I successfully did nothing for a few months, but boredom crept in. I had homebrewed since my twenties and for years had thought about a microbrewery. In 2002 I started looking for premises and finally got lucky with a local farm that was converting a barn for light industrial use.
Did I make the right move? Just about
Most people just see the happy end product, but it is hard all-year round work, cold water misery in the winter and has become a 7 day a week job. On the plus side there is the reward of seeing my beer on the handpull next to the likes of Timothy Taylor's 'Landlord'. Or a shout across the street "Cracking pint of yours last night at the Queens". - Rob Greenway, Blythe Brewery
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