Brewing real ale in the Land of the Prince Bishops


The Brewer

In 2010, Phil Whitfield, then a senior manager in a local NHS Trust,  having arrived at middle age, took a long hard look at his life and decided the time was right to break free and take on that ‘now or never’ project. And so the Black Paw Brewery was born.

The suits were binned, the vessels were procured, the long suffering Mrs Black Paw’s hair turned grey but since he started brewing in June 2011, Phil has never looked back…..

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