Recently I went on a brewery tour at the Red Squirrel Brewery in Potten End. It was a very enjoyable and informative tour and a fantastic way to spend a Saturday afternoon!
The tour lasted approximately 2 hours and covered the whole brewing process, as well as a bit of history about the brewing industry in general and how since a reform in the tax duty brought in by Gordon Brown under the last Labour government, there has been a boom in the micro-brewery scene in Great Britain. Which is no bad thing!
I tried Mister Squirrel, Black Lager, Milk Stout and Red Citra. All were very nice and had quite different tastes. My favourite was Mister Squirrel I have to say, hence I bought a mini keg (approx 9 pints).
Oh and whilst on the tour you get to sample 4 halves of their different beers. I'd highly recommend a visit, either on the tour or just to buy a few beers from their shop, they're not expensive and it's supporting a local business which is very important in my opinion.
Tours start at £10 per person which includes sampling 4 beers....a bargain I think you'll agree!
Visit http://www.redsquirrelbrewery.co.uk to find out more about this great local business.