Seems that it's usually best to start at the beginning when starting something so lets do that :-).
Brewery D-day for us was March 2013, that was the day that Simon and I realised that this obsession would never be over until we saw it through. We had recently been on a ride and came across Dalgety (Berridale) brewery. They had a small setup and were making it work. Had we not met them, we may never have made it through.
They showed us that without a lot of money it could be done.
We started to pool our money and went into research the possibilities of a very small system that we could self fund.
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!