Witnessing the Commissioning of New Stills at The Nethergate Brewery
As a lover of good beer, I was thrilled to be invited to The Nethergate Brewery in Long Melford to witness the commissioning of their two new stills, Bonnie and Clyde. The Nethergate Brewery has been producing high-quality beer for years, and the addition of these new stills is a significant milestone for the company. In this article, I will share my experience of witnessing the commissioning ceremony and some insights into The Nethergate Brewery.
The Commissioning Ceremony
The commissioning ceremony was attended by John Holberry, the Managing Director of The Nethergate Brewery, who was very keen to unveil the next step for the company. He proudly unveiled the stills to some of the Nethergate members and directors, including one of the founders of the company, Dick Burge. It was evident that the new stills were a source of pride for the company and its members.
The ribbon cutting ceremony was performed by Peter Phillips, who is not only a member of CAMRA but also the first member of The Nethergate Club. Peter Phillips is an influential member of the beer community, and his involvement in the ceremony added to the significance of the occasion.
The Nethergate Brewery
The Nethergate Brewery is a traditionally beer producing company that has been operating for over thirty years. The company was founded in 1986 by Dick Burge and Ian Hornsey, who were passionate about brewing quality beer. Over the years, the company has grown in popularity and reputation, winning several awards for their beer.
The Nethergate Brewery is located in the picturesque village of Pentlow, near Sudbury in Suffolk. The company’s location is ideal for producing beer, as it is surrounded by natural resources such as water and barley. The company’s commitment to using locally sourced ingredients has helped them to produce beer of exceptional quality.