Inspired by a healthy appetite for Real Ale, master-brewer Phil Troop, landlord of the Half Moon embarked upon his road to creating his own brewery.
Phil attended the Start Up Brewing course at Brewlab in December 2007 and made his first brew in March 2008. In a very short space of time, his excellent ales have already been recognised as some of the best in their categories. Phil won gold and silver medals in the new brewer category at The Peterborough Beer Festival 2008. In 2009 Phil won the gold medal in best bitter under 4% and was again awarded the Champion beer of the festival beating over 350 beers.