We spoke to Ben, one of the masterminds at Basement Beer on what’s their story and how the idea came about!
Who are Basement Beer?
Basement Beer was founded by James Caddy (owner of the Robin Hood in Bristol) and myself Ben! As with all good ideas, it began with a drunken conversation in the pub!
Why did you settle on the name?
We began brewing in James’s basement, so the name ‘basement beer’ became a pet name for our first few batches of home brew. By the time we came to register the company and started brewing commercially, the name had already stuck!
Where is your brewery?
We are based at Meriton Foundry, a co-working space in St Philips Bristol UK.
What made you decide to delve into tea beers?
I loved the idea of exploring some alternative recipes and collaborations, and tea has an amazingly complex range of flavours to work with.
What is your favorite tea?
I do love an iced Peach and Elderflower Bellini! Oolong’s are delicious!
What is your Bluebird day?
I find spending all day in the kitchen cooking up treats and dishes really relaxing!
Can we look forward to seeing more delicious experiments from you?!
Absolutely! We are currently working on Bird and Blends Rooibos blend Ginger Beer-Beer, Cherry Bakewell cherry red ale and Bonfire Toffee as a Smoked toffee stout!