What’s your favourite hop?
Oliver: my favourite hop is Mosaic®
What’s your favourite beer?
Oliver: my favourite beer is not available in the UK and is Swish by Bissell Brother, it’s phenomenal
Mat: Westmalle dubbel
Favourite Food & Beer pairing?
Oliver: You can’t beat a good spicy meat pizza with a lovely NEIPA
Favourite beer destination?
Oliver: Last year I had the opportunity to tour the New England area of America and it has amazing taprooms and great beer to boot
Mat: Belgium. I have been a few times and it has been amazing beer and weather.
Favourite pub in the UK?
Oliver: The Lockhart tavern in Haywards Heath, It has the nicest staff with an great ever changing craft beer range
Mat: Georgi Fin in Worthing, Was my local micro pub.
What’s the one item in the brewery you couldn’t live without?
Oliver: I could not live without our Anton Paar cbox
Mat: Tea bags!
Favourite song/album/artist/music to play during a brew day?
Oliver: Its pretty much non stop metal throughout the day but mostly KillSwitch Engage
Mat: Metal with splatters of synthwave and some occasional Kraftwerk.
If you weren’t in the brewing industry, what would you be doing?
Oliver: I’d probably still be stuck behind a desk as a picture editor
Mat: Producing in the TV & Film world.
Biggest inspiration in brewing?
Mat: Local legend Mark Tranter. Dark Star were the first beers I was drinking and what he is now doing at Burning Sky is just awesome!
Favourite beer festival?
Oliver: Northern Monk’s Hop City Leeds
What got you into brewing?
Mat: I had always wanted to give it a go and my wife bought me a kit one Christmas. I told myself I wouldn’t let this hobby get out of hand. So here I am!
Favourite interest/hobby outside of brewing?
Mat: I do late Victorian military re-enactment (Zulu war era). It’s a good switch off and great sitting round a camp fire in the evening drinking far too much port with friends.
What’s the last beer you brewed?
Our brand new DIPA “Dragonfly”
Fuggles or Goldings?
What’s next for Arundel Brewery?
Getting our brand-new canning line up and running