Meet The Brewers

Hydes has one of the most state-of-the-art brewing plants of its size operating anywhere in the UK. It’s staff have a staggering combined experience of almost 190 years in the brewing industry.

The new brewery is Hydes sixth in its history and has been designed to be ultra-flexible and able to use almost any raw material, in any format, in order to produce a wide range of differing cask ales.

The turn down ratio of the plant is also large allowing small runs of boutique style beers to be produced. Married with a full laboratory suite the result is, exceptional quality and consistency and a fantastic broad range of outstanding cask ales.

Paul Jefferies – Head Brewer & Director

Paul Jefferies – Head Brewer & Director

Now in his 17th year as Head Brewer of Hydes, Paul previously worked for Bass, Allied Breweries, Carlsberg and Robert Cain.  He is a Diploma and Master Brewer of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) and is the inspiration behind the creation of Hydes new brewery at Media City UK.

Peter Hughes – Brewer

Peter Hughes – Brewer

Peter is from Liverpool and has now clocked up 40 years in the brewing and allied trades.  At Hydes Peter is responsible for brewery planning and raw materials ordering and like all the workforce in the brewery, can run each part of the plant.

Stan Taylor – Brewer

Stan Taylor – Brewer

Stan joined Hydes in 1975 straight from school at 16 and has now served the company for 39 years!  He is one of Hydes longest serving employees.    At the new brewery Stan assists with planning and raw material ordering and majors on wort production.

DAVE MORGAN – Brewer

DAVE MORGAN – Brewer

Dave is the latest recruit to the team having re-joined Hydes in 2014.  He is primarily responsible for the cask racking activities at the new brewery but often cross functionalises and runs other areas of the plant.

MARK BARROW – Quality Assurance Manager

MARK BARROW – Quality Assurance Manager

Mark joined Hydes in 2005 as Quality Assurance Manager – a role he still retains today.  He is responsible, in the main, for the Laboratory and Quality operations at the new brewery.  Like all Hydes brewery personnel, he is fully trained to operate all of the plant and enjoys the occasional day brewing in the new Brewhouse.

BRIAN WARD – Distribution Manager

BRIAN WARD – Distribution Manager

Brian joined Hydes in 2004 as a Production Technician but owing to his logistics experience gained at Cains, became Hydes Distribution Manager in 2007.  Brian is responsible for the day to day running of the Hydes dray vehicle movements and customer ordering.

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