It’s strange. How fate puts people together isn’t it? As far as I am aware, Les & Julie O’Grady and Carl Marshall didn’t know each other in October 2014. They met, that year, at our first bash at St Sebastian’s – sitting at adjacent tables in the “food area” – and got on really well.
Next year – almost like a planned “date”, same again. A friendship established. Brought together by beer. Good people gravitate.
It’s – to me – a bonus that they happen to have independently moved on to both brew exceptional beer. It’s almost a side issue to me. They’re good people, first and foremost. And I’m proud to know them all as friends.
Let’s say “friends with benefits”! Benefits that YOU get to try #ISBF4!
So, being – by quirk of fate – put together in the #ISBF4 #EvilKegFilth 5-a-side Collab series, it was time for a Q&A… Take it away guys! First up, Les at Neptune…
Introduce yourself and the brewery : –
“Neptune Brewery started in 2015 in Maghull, Liverpool on a 200 litre kit. A year on this was upgraded to a 6BBL & this year a further 2 F.V’s were added making four in total.”
What/who inspired you to start brewing?
“I was inspired to start brewing when the ‘craft beer’ movement was gaining momentum. The beers that I was drinking and the scene in general was something I wanted to be part of. Being friendly with some of the more established brewers locally helped a lot.”
What is the ethos of (your brewery) ?
” We aim to produce consistent beers that people will come back to time again. Our tagline is ‘Brewed to Enjoy’ which hopefully people do…”
What are the benefits of brewing collaboratively?
” Brewing collaboratively allows both breweries to bounce ideas off each other especially around beers that other brewery do so well.”
We are incredibly grateful that you agreed to take part in our #EvilKegFilth 5-a-side Collab Series. You’ve been to ISBF (and even sit together! 😁) How do you think ISBF compares to other festivals you’ve been to.
” ISBF has a special atmosphere that other festivals lack, mainly due to the organisers passion for both the beer and the cause.”
Also getting beers that are specially made for the festival give it an edge over other festivals of similar size.”
What was your reaction when you found out you were paired with (your collab partner) ?
“Oh no, not them! :-)”
What inspired the beer?
What did each brewer add to the recipe?
Cask v Keg. Thoughts?
What are we to expect from the collab beer?