Sustainability and ethics are not only becoming a part of brewery life but are starting to come to the forefront for the modern beer business.
One brewery who are serious about working out their CO2 emissions and make a real life difference is Cheltenham’s DEYA Brewing Company.
DEYA have become synonymous with their flagship beer, Steady Rolling Man: a soft, opaque New England style Pale Ale that is like drinking a cloud made of tropical fruits.
Theo Frayne, a brewer who studied a Masters of Brewing and Distilling at Heriot Watt and then completed internships at both Odell Brewing Co. in Colorado and Cotswold Brewery, closer to home, took a leaf out of breweries such as Sierra Nevada’s book and focused on perfecting one beer, dialing in the recipe until it was perfect.
And it is perfect: a modern classic on every level.
It’s little wonder why DEYA have attracted so much attention and affection in the world of beer through that beer alone, not to mention the other fantastic DIPAs, IPAs and other styles to come from their 40HL brewery.
For anyone who has conversed with Theo himself, you’ll understand how and why DEYA have achieved the success they have in a relatively short space of time. He is a switched on, intelligent guy who has a deep understanding of both the brewing process and the practical aspects of running a business.
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