This week, we talk to Eyes Brewing – the UK’s first wheat focused brewery, based in Bradford – an old industrial city in the heart of Yorkshire.
I first met Dan Logan in 2016. At the time a stand-up comedian and formerly a teacher, Dan had the dream to start his own brewery focusing on wheat beers with a modern twist.
Over the past few years, I’ve had the privilege of seeing Dan develop his brewery and realise his dream – often accompanied by hardships and strife – and was lucky enough to pay him and his new business partner, Pip Hardy, a visit in their new home at the site of the former Bradford Brewery.
In this episode recorded in their emerging Tap Room, we chat about everything from their beers and the early days of cuckoo brewing; have hilarious takes on the cool crowd, the pronunciation of Wylam, and take on the Kinder Egg challenge; and also reflect on more somber topics such as changes life circumstances and directorships, and sexism within the beer industry.
And Rory’s brother – who makes his own gin and throws axes – makes a cameo appearance.
Make sure you visit Eyes Brewing in Bradford and check out their website at www.eyesbrewing.com