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Holy water to the Vatican.
It’s not every day you get offered a guest tap at the Guinness Brewery.
International Stout Day presented us with one of those opportunities that a head brewer gets once in a lifetime. The chance to have his stout on tap at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery. The challenge was to get a 30 Litre keg from Dalston to St James’ Gate by rail, sail and ferry in time for the festivities. Fortunately Andreas was on hand to help carry the keg onto two trains, a ferry and a taxi ride to Dublin.
Ben Ott
Ben Ott
Ben, a half-Rhinelander, half-Scouse brewmaster must be one of the most relentlessly positive people in the British brewing industry.With an impressive Brewing CV, he never thought life would lead him to brewing beer out of shipping containers in the back streets of Dalston. But there you have it, once again, the mysteries and magical allure of the amber ale. He maintains that there have been no pitfalls in operating a brewery from shipping containers, but concedes that space limitations keep the young brewery on their toes, “it keeps us trying to optimise space as much as possible; kegs becoming chairs or tables”.
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