Olie and Marion started Toolmakers Brewery in the old Varney tool making factory adjacent to Rutland Road and the Forest pub (see advert) early in 2013.
The beers currently available are Black Edge Stout (5.2%) and G Philips Driver (a 4.2% blond beer made with European hops).
Future beers will feature a new blonde called Top Forge at around 4.5% and a Tour De France special blonde ale called Crank It Up at around 5%.
Olie is also experimenting with a beer suitable for vegans. Some bottled conditioned ales are also in the pipeline.
Developments at the brewery are continuing with the function room and bar taking shape. Hopefully this will be ready to host brewery tours and other functions in the summer.