Day job: Graphic Designer during the day, a Dad during the evening and weekends.
Favourite beer(s): Juicy, dank New England IPA'S and DIPA's, namely Arbors Space Hardware, Jai Alai by Cigar City Brewing and anything by Verdant, LHG and DEYA.
I moved to Cheltenham 12 years ago with work. Sadly, i only discovered Favourite Beers about 3 years ago!!! All that beer drinking time i've missed!
My craft beer journey only really started about 3 years ago and by accident really. Bored of generic lagers, I decided to do a 52 week ale challenge, 1 different beer every week for the year, with more real ales from around cotswolds pubs and supermarkets. It was only when I discovered Favourite Beers and tried Bristol Beer Factories Southville Hop and Arbors Why kick a moo cow, that i started to appreciate the power of flavoursome hops and it blew my mind. That led me onto more of the trendy craft breweries like Beavertown and Brewdog and I've never looked back since.
Cheltenham and Gloucester Beer Week has given me the opportunity to combine my love of craft beer and design, as since 2016, I've volunteered my services to brand the events.