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Landlord brews up the future
4:50pm Saturday 2nd June 2012 in Bradford
A landlord thought to be the only one in the district to brew his own beer in his pub believes micro-breweries could be the future of the industry.
Customers at The Junction, in Baildon, have been enjoying a tipple or two of landlord Tommy Brown’s own Junction Blonde beer, which he has been brewing on site since April. Mr Brown, who took over the pub about a year ago, is thought to currently be the only landlord in the district brewing his own beer on his own premises.
But he believes others could follow as the industry moves towards providing more localised beers for customers.
Mr Brown said he began looking into micro-brewing at the pub about 12 months ago when he started travelling the country looking for equipment, which was how he came across Nottingham-based ABUK who specialise in providing micro-breweries.
He said: “I just decided to do it – simple as that. It’s a thing of the future and I just thought I would get in there.
“Since I have had it, ABUK have had several inquiries and they have actually fetched people up from Nottingham to have a look at it.”
The recipe for Junction Blonde was developed out of discussions with customers, including people who had experience of brewing their own beers.
Mr Brown said while he was looking to concentrate mainly on his blonde beer, he was also looking to develop a couple of other ales which he hoped will be ready for the Junction’s beer festival from Friday, July 27, to Sunday, July 29.