Meet the Brew Team

The latest in our conversation with our team takes us to the brewhouse. The team there, led by our Master Brewer Miles, have vast experience in the brewing industry and are entirely responsible for brewing our whole beer range.

They are busy men, brewing up to 8-10 times a week but we managed to get some time with them to ask a few questions.

Name: Miles Chesterman  
Role: Master Brewer
Date joined the Hogs Back: 2012
Favourite Hogs Back beer: Hogstar
Where would be your ideal place to enjoy a drink: In the town square on the Greek Island of Paxos. A beautiful island I have visited with the family 3 times.
Who would you love to enjoy a pint with and why: Sir Clive Woodward, I would love to know how he galvanized the England team to win the World Cup – would be good to learn some of his man-management skills to control my rowdy brewers!


Name: Mark Andrews
Role: Second Brewer
Date joined the Hogs Back: 8th April 2013 (to be precise)
Favourite Hogs Back beer: Advent Ale, lovely sweet and festive beer although I was a big fan of East Coast IPA earlier this summer.
Where would be your ideal place to enjoy a drink: With my Dad, Brother Liam and Cousin Terry In The Duke, The Queens, The Vic or various other boozers surrounding Upton Park before and after watching West Ham lose!
Who would you love to enjoy a pint with and why: The first man Neil Armstrong, so many questions! Would love to of heard his first hand account of going to the moon and picked his brains about all things space.

Name:  Mark Buckett
Role: Brewer
Date joined:  October 2016
Favourite Beer: Surrey Nirvana
Where would be your ideal place to enjoy a drink: Either at an ice hockey game or a festival.
Who would you love to enjoy a pint with and why: With my Grandparents because I never got the opportunity.

Name: Andrew Nash
Role: Brewery Operator
Date joined: 2018
Favourite Hogs Back beer:  Hog IPA, a fresh and well balanced IPA. Everything you could want from a beer.
Where would be your ideal place to enjoy a drink: In a quiet little Cornish fishing village pub overlooking the harbour.
Who would you love to enjoy a pint with and why: John Morrison, the frontman of the Doors, or Pete Doherty but I would be a little concerned he would offer me something stronger!

Name: Colin Catmull
Role: Warehouse Operative
Date joined: 2013 full time with a few part time years before that
Favourite Hogs Back beer:  TEA, smooth and traditional – a bit like the drinker!
Where would be your ideal place to enjoy a drink: At sunset on the veranda of a rural country pub
Who would you love to enjoy a pint with and why: Martin Hunt, the Brewerys original owner – a fascinating guy who always has a few interesting stories to tell.