A new start...
I'm Adrian Don and I'm starting a new adventure into the fantastic world of brewing beer.
By way of some background, my first job, way back, was serving beer in the Bridge Hotel, a famous Newcastle upon Tyne pub. Since then, I moved into running pubs then onto brewery sales for regional independent brewers Camerons and Jennings.
I left the trade some years ago - I'm now a professional commercial photographer - but always had a passion for beer and breweries, and a fascination for brewing, but never got round to doing anything about it. The Covid pandemic has sparked me into making a lot of life changes and taught me that it's never too late to make changes, and if you want something badly enough, you have to go for it!
So here I am. On the bottom rung of the ladder into brewing. Although I have loads of knowledge about brewing, I need to get formal training so I completed a four day practical brewing skills course at the internationally-known BrewLab, and I've just enrolled into the industry recognised Institute of Brewing and Distilling General Certificate of Brewing course, and am also now a member of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling.
I'm going to be writing about my experiences on my journey, and about beer and brewing in general.
I hope you'll drop in and see what's happening from time to time