What an excellent evening we had last night! Our local brewery hosted a meeting of Sustainable Windsor, with an inspiring tour of their newly-built plant and the opportunity to taste all three of their excellent, cask-conditioned ales.
The brewer, Paddy Johnson, explained many fascinating details of the brewing process, ingredient sourcing and distribution, emphasising how sustainable these processes are for a local brewer delivering cask-conditioned beers to local pubs. From the low-energy malting of their barley to the heat-recovery systems on the copper, everything felt right about the way Paddy is crafting his beers. Moreover, he explained that the brewery was deliberately situated in the heart of the town, in order to play a responsible part in our community.
In the Sustainable Windsor meeting that followed, Paddy once again led the way with some great suggestions for engaging local businesses and promoting sustainable activities and behaviours through regular features in the local press. An inspiring vision for 2011 from the team that have created an exciting and successful local business in 2010.
The Two Brewers at The Two Brewers!
Willie and Paddy at the launch of their first beer on St George's Day, 2010