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Thames Side Brewery in Staines-upon-Thames – the great Surrey beer tour

PUBLISHED: 15:41 15 June 2017 | UPDATED: 17:32 15 June 2017

Thames Side Brewery's Andy and Michele

Thames Side Brewery's Andy and Michele

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Thames Side Brewery owner Andrew Hayward realised a lifetime’s ambition to leave the insurance industry and start his own micro-brewery - and he even grows some of his own hops by the river now…

They're hoping to have their own tap room by the Thames soon They're hoping to have their own tap room by the Thames soon

Thames Side Brewery

Tim’s Boatyard, Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey TW18 3JY

Tel: 07749 204242

Web: www.thamessidebrewery.co.uk

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Person interviewed: Michele Gibson, head of sales

Your best-seller? Our signature ale is White Swan. It is a hoppy US-style pale ale, bursting with Chinook and Columbus hops and perfectly complemented by traditional Maris Otter pale malt. 5p from every pint sold goes to the Swan Sanctuary in Shepperton.

Your personal fave? Egyptian Goose IPA, which is smooth but rich at the same time with a perfect balance of fruity and hoppy undertones. It is named after a beautiful couple of Egyptian Geese, Gyp and Shaun, who live near us on the river.

Your most unique? Wryneck Rye IPA. Brewed with 20% rye malt, which adds spiciness, it’s got an extraordinarily hoppy but smooth flavour.

One you wish was yours… Brew Dog’s Dead Pony, Because of the massive burst of flavour they manage to achieve with a session beer.

What’s next stage for your brewery? Next stage is a tap room. We are in talks with a location that would lend itself to our unique character and location by the River Thames.

Finally, where’s the best place for people to try your beer? The best places to find our ales are the London Stone and Beehive in Staines-upon-Thames; Thyme at the Tavern in Chertsey; The Sussex Arms and The White Swan in Twickenham; Barley Mow in Shepperton; and the Glass House and The Watchman in New Malden.

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Carry on your Surrey beer tour at…

Ascot Ales, Camberley

Brightwater Brewery, Claygate

Dorking Brewery, Dorking

Frensham Brewery, Frensham

The Godstone Brewers, Godstone

Hogs Back Brewery, Tongham

Leith Hill Brewery, Coldharbour

Little Beer Corporation, Guildford

Surrey Hills Brewery, Dorking

Thurstons Brewery, Horsell

The Tillingbourne Brewery, Shere

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