Brian has been a working brewer for over 40 years, brewing from large complex organisations to a start-up microbrewery. An honours graduate in Brewing and Biochemistry at Heriot-Watt University, life member of the Institute of Brewing, well known within the brewing community. He also has an MBA from Durham University Business School. He was Head Brewer at Wadworth and Daniel Thwaites -both long established and respected breweries. At Thwaites he developed and project managed the move to their new site. His beers have won many medals over the years particularly proud to win gold medals consecutively at the prestigious International Beer Challenge in 2017 and 2019.
A native of the north east, Brian returns to pass on his knowledge and experience to the next generation.