JoshSpringwell + Alfred Bar Team
How did you come to work for North?
I’d been wanting to work for North for a while. I kept an eye out for years for a chance to work at one of the smaller sites but eventually got the opportunity with the callout for the Tap Room. I couldn’t effectively explain how much I wanted the job so I decided to go and draw Further North and submit that, which is what I did, so here I am!
What was your first memorable beer experience?
I started to dabble in more traditional ales when I lived in Cambridge where there’s an abundance of that stuff but I didn’t love it. When I moved to Leeds though, a friend and I went for drinks at Assembly Underground. He introduced me to imperial stout which blew my mind – and from then I wanted to try everything. Even now I don’t think I have a preference – I just want to try it all.
What have you been listening to recently?
I listen to a lot of punk / post punk from the likes of Pil, The Fall and Wire. I love early unintentionally punk music too – I was recently put onto a guy called Hasil Adkins who was a one-man band in the 60s who I’ve been obsessed with since. I can’t explain how incredibly terrible he is so you just have a listen. My friends are sick of hearing about it though so I’ll leave it at that.
Where is your favourite spot for a drink?
I really love the old pubs back home in Hull. There are a few great ones but The Olde White Harte is my favourite. It’s got such an incredible history. But also my friend and I have got into the habit of having a drink at the statue of Queen Vic Statue in Hyde Park. I hope that doesn’t sound too antisocial / royalist…