The Brentwood Brewing Company began with a conversation between founders Dave Holmes and Roland Kannor that went something like “this pint’s not brilliant – we can do better than this!”
So, after a strenuous few months of hard research (hic!!!) the brewery went into production on 4th July, 2006. Our original capacity was 5 BBL or about 1400 pints!
Our first brew, ‘Summer Virgin’ was voted Beer of the Festival at the 2007 CAMRA Chelmsford Summer Beer Festival. In 2008 Roland and Dave were joined by another local bussinessman, Jason Jopson. Jason helped finance a new 20BBL brewery which is in use today.
Also in 2008 Sophie de Ronde, BSc. Hon. joined us as our Head Brewer.
She is at the hub of the brewery helping us with more category winning ales in the 2010 festivals.
Coming in as Assistant Brewer, further strengthening our commitment to quality and service is Roland’s son, Ethan. Ethan’s calm and sensible disposition keeps the brewery operations on an even keel.
And finally Mike Holmes, always with a smile and a willing hand is keeping the cycle of maintenance and cleanliness in check with his hard work and dedication. As Dave’s son he is happy to keep it in the family.