Five minutes with Faram – Ian Thomson, Cumbrian Legendary Ales

Nigel from SpaTrak presents a SIBA award to Ian Thomson
What’s your favourite hop?

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What’s your favourite beer?

Apart from our own…Timothy Taylor’s Landlord
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What’s the one item in the brewery you couldn’t do without?
Favourite interest/hobby outside of brewing?
Playing Cricket
Favourite Food & Beer pairing?

Curry with a nice cool lager


Favourite beer destination?

Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater.

Favourite pub in the UK?

Manor House, Oxen Park (my local)
Your biggest inspiration in brewing?

Hayley Barton our previous Head Brewer

What’s the last beer you brewed?
Loweswater Gold

Favourite artist to play during a brew day?


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What got you into brewing?

A fascination with beer, always something I hoped to do.
If you weren’t in the Brewing Industry what would you be doing?

Something less enjoyable
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Fuggles or Goldings?


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