What do you do to celebrate jacking in a day job, leaving the rat race & turning your home brewing hobby into your occupation? Well, if you are William Mayne you brew a beer to mark the occasion and call it P45! Seems pretty straightforward.
3 months ago in September 2017, Mr Mayne took that life altering plunge, which is impressive in its own right. The real proof (if needed) of the steelyness of this guys kahunas though, comes with the fact he only set up his brewery in 2016!
Utilising a bullpen, yep an actual pen in which live bulls would be kept, I’ll assume it wasn’t being used at the time. William Mayne began producing his craft beer on his grandparents farm in Newtownards, Northern Ireland (a few miles North East of Belfast)
Initially brewing less than 400 Litres of Beer per Batch, all of which was bottled and painstakingly labelled by hand. William emulated the marketing style of Del Boy and sold every bottle from the back of his little car!
Things have changed a little in the past 12 months, all for the positive. After picking up a local business accolade in late 2016 and hooking up with a local Distributor, William Mayne recently launched a crowdfunding campaign, with the aim of improving on site facilities, increasing the capacity for production & onsite bottling.
Having raised over ten thousand pounds in 28 days, it would seem that the story of Bullhouse Brewery is just getting started.
If you would like to support the expansion plans of Bullhouse sheer you can find more details here -
This is the official description of P45 from the company website at www.bullhousebeer.co.uk
“Dangerously drinkable Pale Ale. Strong Biscuity Backbone underpinned with a plentiful does of citrus fruit from the Amarillo”
I found it to be exactly as described. The citrus fruits, I’ll accept the mans word that hail from the Amarillo, mix well with the overall flavour. It’s definitely something i could drink a 6 pack of l, which is not something I can always say of craft beer. Eyes are peeled for the rest of the core range and the special brews popping up.
No one at www.Liquorjunky.com has any connection or financial interest in Bullhouse beer. I bought this can, drank it, liked it and here we are! Enjoy