Brewery Z was formed by some of the team here at a Zoedale Ltd. It was a natural but exciting evolution after selling valves, pumps and actuators to the UK Brewing market with many of the team members gaining a real passion for the industry.
Zoedale also stock the Camurri Brauer brewing systems which are basically one pot brewing systems incorporating a HLT, Mash Tun and Kettle all in one unit. We're big fans of Craft Beer here, so decided to start experimenting on the smaller unit and were really quite impressed with the results!
After receiving positive feedback on the range of beers we'd produced at the 2018 SIBA BeerX show we decided to upscale our kit & turn "commercial" - which is where Brewery Z was founded in May 2018.
The most popular beers were the Black IPA, American Pale and the Golden Ale and so these recipes were enhanced and developed over a three month period until we were happy with the results. As you can imagine the market researching and blind testing was enjoyed by all those involved, whilst being a hugely important part of the process too. Who says you can't have fun when working?!
The American Pale was changed to a Pacific Pale using lots of New Zealand hops like Pacific Gem, Nelson Sauvin and Wai Iti. The Golden Ale was transformed into “Equihops Gold” using a range of hops including loads of Ekuanot hops that our team discovered at the BeerX show. The Black IPA needed no tweaking, so the recipe stayed the same.
The Camurri Brauer unit controls temperature and timings so we can re create these beers time and time again and ensure they are consistently good. As well as our core range, we also open our brewery to other brewers to come and do collaborations with us – So if you’re interested drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org