Alan Hinde (pictured) moved to Cornwall, from his home area of Crewe, with his family in November 2005 and set up Coastal Brewery, on Redruth’s busy Cardrew Industrial Estate, in 2006. The business moved to larger premises on the same estate in 2009.
Alan HindeA joiner with British Rail for 20 years, Alan got involved in running pubs with wife Audrey, during which time he became interested in real ale and the brewing process. The couple ran the well-known Borough Arms at Crewe for six years until 2005, and Alan brewed some beers on the premises, which proved very popular.
While many come to full-time brewing via home brewing, Alan didn’t take this route, instead helping commercial brewers before trying his hand at his own brews. “I just took to it, says the modest brewer,” who has earned lots of praise for beers that make particularly good use of hops. He cites among his biggest influences Stuart Elliot, head brewer at the Church End Brewery, in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.
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