A visit to shed brewery

Shed Brewery is a non-commercial nano brewery run by Colin Tweed, a qualified beer and wine judge. The Shed is a fully-functioning brewery producing beer that has clinched Colin the national master brewer award twice in succession.

Colin walked me through the brewing process while brewing a brown ale from a recipe he developed himself. He goes the extra mile, and buys fresh whole grains and processes them right before brewing, emphasising freshness. Several varieties of hops grow over and around the shed giving the place an apt theme as well as fresh hop cones in late summer.

I sampled several enjoyable beers including an amazing coffee vanilla stout prototype developed and brewed to be sold for charity at a local beer festival.

As a passionate national beer and wine judge, Colin is not permitted to sell his produce, something he is not upset about, preferring to enter competitions, raise money for charity, and give talks.