BOB: THE BREWER
Bob’s a bit of a beer geek. He wasn’t always like that – homebrewing is to blame. In fact, he spent years doing temp jobs just to fund his brewing experiments before finally going for a job at Great Western Brewing. His application? Some bottles of his homebrew. Needless to say, they hired him on the spot. After GWB, Bob worked for the renowned Wiper & True where he put his excellent taste to good work. Bob enjoys making big, hoppy beers but is also looking forward to introducing you to some more under-represented styles.
Whatever he is brewing, music plays a big role in the process. Soul, Electro, Disco and steel drums covers of Barry Manilow classics will all feature on the brewery stereo.
When not at the brewery, you’ll find Bob: homebrewing, reading brewing books, listening to brewing podcasts, or watching rugby (Wales, in case you were wondering).
At the brewery, you’ll find Bob: hidden in his lab doing science, cleaning big shiny things, and, of course, brewing our beers.
KELLY: THE BREWSTER
Kelly’s got a brain for business. It comes from her entrepreneurial parents and has led her to create dynamic, innovative ventures such as summer favourite The Festival Elderflower Company (perfect for when you’ve had too much beer).
Brewing is a new one for Kelly though, and she’s having fun learning beer under Bob’s guidance. Studying the styles, learning the language and getting insight into the industry will ensure Good Chemistry has great business practices as well as great tasting beers.
When not at the brewery, you’ll find Kelly: cycling up and down Gloucester Road, or at festivals in the summer months and pubs with bands the rest of the year.
At the brewery, you’ll find Kelly: elbow-deep in spreadsheets, planning the many and varied events we love putting on, and, of course, brewing our beers.
DID YOU KNOW?
The first ever brewers were in fact women.
They were known as ‘Brewsters’.