Ministry of drink
Project – X – Brewing
brewed in secret
Covert Brewer1, codename David, is a relative newcomer to the world of brewing in the Beer Mile, but having re-discovered his love of all things beer related and brewing – the last six months have been a rollercoaster ride of recipe testing, covert brewing, ingredient sourcing, beer tastings and hop profiling. Transformational flavours, pushing the boundaries of acceptable taste (in a good way) and tearing down all that is drab, lifeless and tasteless in poorly produced beverages is what gets this brewer up in the morning!
When Covert Brewer1 isn’t brewing he enjoys a range of specialist hobbies and extracurricular activities which include finding new and unusual uses for rinse-free sanitiser, tracing petrified forests (that’s drawing trees with a pencil and grease-proof paper – not seeking out the origins of fossilised woodland habitats), spending time with his pet cat, called Gary and genteel cushion plumping.
Claim to fame – in the past Covert Brewer1 played tennis with Martin Fry the lead singer with 80’s British synth pop band ABC in the sunny climbs of Hartswood Road tennis club, Chiswick.
Covert Brewer2, codename Alan, a newbie to the dark arts of fermenting but that hasn’t stopped him jumping in with both feet, embracing residual alkalinity and memorising lautering efficiency as a function of pipe spacing and grain bed depth. Just don’t get him started on designing ring manifolds for continuous sparging! Alan also has a long history of discerning imbibing.
Although Covert Brewer2 has not seen Covert Brewer1 as they brew in complete darkness due to their policy of upmost secrecy and clandestineness, it can be confirmed that Covert Brewer No.1, who may be called Gary? Is somewhat furry to the touch and has the aroma of a master brewer in the making.
Covert Brewer2’s overriding philosophy is to bring unique craft beer to a select clientele who share his passion for all things potabilis.
When covert brewer 2 isn’t brewing he can be seen peering over hedgerows smiling at the sun, playing guess the celebrity sneeze and elbow wrestling.
Claim to fame – Covert Brewer2 once walked past a transistor radio playing modern music without twiddling the knobs. However, he returned an hour later and gave the aerial a nasty glare.