Saturday 4 March 2023

Fable of a failed brewery

The news that the Old Dairy Brewery had gone bust didn't come as a huge surprise to those of us that knew the company. It didn't mean it wasn't sad though. I spent a few years working for the company. I learnt a lot there, met some great people and had some good times. I also met some right arseholes and had some bad times, but such is life. 

Exchanging messages with my ex-colleagues after the brewery closure lead to us finally getting our act together to meet up for another reunion. We went to the taproom in Tenterden, which allowed us to have a last look at the brewery before the vessels go to their new home. 

Going to a brewery on Hukins hop farm

They've done a good job with the taproom, and it's quite pub like, which is good for Tenterden where be pubs are a bit restauranty. 

Old pump clips on the wall brought back a few memories, once again some good some bad!

Though mostly good, obviously

The Old Dairy beers are now being contract brewed, and whoever's doing it seemed to be doing a decent job. The staff were great and it was good to catch up with old friends. 

photo by Sean Calnan