Striving for the perfect pint - John Kearney, Red Brewery

Tue 17th October 2017 at 19.30 - 22.00

Striving for the perfect pint - John Kearney, Red Brewery

www.redbrewery.com


A  RESUME  OF  CLUB  SPEAKER  17th  October  2017 - Rotarian George Carmichael

 
This evening, our selected speaker was John Kearney, a Director of the "Red Brewery" of Great Staughton,  Huntingdonshire.
 
John's review was not only very interesting, (whether one is a  "traditional"  beer drinker, or not),  but also 'folksie', as one would expect from such an industry,  i.e. micro-brewing.  But it was also delivered by one who is, obviously, in love with both the craft, and art, of micro brewing.
 
John, happily married with 3 children, is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and a company Director.  He has a professional back-ground in cutting edge technology in engineering companies to do with both transport and the defence industries.
 
John turned his extensive knowledge of brewing, (which started as a hobby, some 30 years ago),  into commercial brewing, with the establishment of the "Red Brewery";   a micro-brewing enterprise.
In this respect, he is also the Head Brewer.
 
The brewery produces five 'brands'. which are :
 
STAUGHTON,   (a 5.2% copper coloured beer).
SUNDIAL,         (a 4.8% Hoppy Gold Ale).
PATHFINDER,  (a 4.8% a citrus blonde dry beer).
WHITE DUCK,  (a 4.8% white IPA).
KANGAROO,   (a 5.4% Bronze Ale).
 
All of which are somewhat varied in both ingredient and taste.
For example, the ingredients vary from orange and marmalade
Hopstick;  melon grapefruit, to  toffee and caramel.  All to suit the various palates and all delicious, I am sure.
 
His talk was littered with many interesting statistics, and briefs of the micro-brewing industry, which, I must add, is historically a part of our country's great fabric and much varied kaleidoscope ... of the value of a good grog, which is both essential and quintessentially necessary !
 
A good and interesting spiel !  Well done and thank you ..... 
                                                                   Cheers ! John.