You will remember back in September we reported that the owner of Spire Brewery, Dave McLaren – who retired from brewing with a bad back and wound up the original brewing business – sold the equipment, Spire name and beer range to Gareth Jones, a Chesterfield CAMRA member. Since then he has been busy doing a lot of cleaning, finding suitable premises to move to and jumping the hoops necessary to obtain a brewing licence for the new company, Spire Brewing Co.
Gareth has now started brewing, with Whiter Shade of Pale brewed on Tuesday and Chesterfield Best brewed yesterday. Sgt. Pepper Stout is soon to follow.
The new branding continues with new Pump clips and the website is still work in progress but there should soon be a Home page appearing with information.
The plan to update to a 15 barrel plant in the new year is still in place. The search for a Brewer has ended with the new person taking position in the new year.
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