How did you come to work for North?
There’s a bit of history there… I actually worked at Alfred and Further North when I lived in Leeds, after studying at Leeds Met. I’m a big fan and have been following the progress of the brewery since North Brewing Co. burst onto the scene in 2015.
Scrolling through Instagram last summer, I stumbled across North’s job advertisement for a brewer. I was on flexi-furlough at the time and going slightly bonkers not working. I considered applying, polished up my CV and the rest is history!
What was your first memorable beer experience?
As a little girl I remember pinching a swig of my Dad’s Boddington’s every now and again and really enjoying it. The beer that really swung it for me was probably Duchesse de Bourgogne; I had never tried anything like it at the time and my taste buds exploded.
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What is your favourite spot for a drink?
So many to choose from and so many that I cannot wait to visit when possible again. I have a favourite spot in a little corner of an estuary in the Lake District that happens to be a fabulous place to slide down the wall with a game of cards and a home made pasty… closer to home, in Sheffield, I’m treated to an excellent array of boozers. There are too many to include here but my local spots: Walkley Beer Co and The Raven will probably be the first to see me when pubs are able to reopen. The Crow has been a favourite since it’s opening, nestled into a loop of great supping spots such as Shakespeare’s, The Kelham Island Tavern and Barstewards. Long live the pub!