June came quickly it was time to take the next big step. We had saved a little money and it was time to order our equipment and apply for our DA from council.
We found a local supplier that was ordering cheap ( in every sense of the word), equipment from China. It was cheap but it would do the job. So in 8 weeks we would have our equipment.
Council was never going to be easy but they were positive which is a big start. I made the decision not to submit my application officially until there was a general consensus from council that it would be acceptable. 3 short months later... They felt it would most likely be OK.
A red ale is a form of pale ale that is categorised by its colour. There’s still debate around the fact of whether or not a red ale is really its own class of ale or whether or not it falls under the umbrella of English bitter. A red ale is categorised by a slight sweetness and tea-like flavours. It has a light hop and toasted malt flavours, making it a well-balanced beer. It is made with a high proportion of pale malts and often contains caramel colouring to give it its signature red hue. It is often that red ales will have a dry finish. These beers are very easy drinking, as our very own Tim Martin will tell you from personal experience!