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2nd May 2017

Butcombe Brings in Brewing Brilliance 

Butcombe Brewing Co. has appointed Jayne Goater as their new project brewer. Jayne joins Butcombe from Molson Coors’s Research and Development Pilot Plant in Burton on Trent, where she worked on product and brewing process development, honing her skills.

Prior to Molson Coors, Jayne achieved a Master of Science degree (MSc) in Brewing Science and Practice from Nottingham University. She also earned a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in Biochemistry and Genetics from the same institution.

Butcombe recently rebranded to increase its appeal to a growing number of younger and female drinkers interested in craft ale. The number of female ale lovers is rising rapidly with women now making up more than 20 per cent of CAMRA’s membership. As one of fresh wave of young, female brewers entering the industry, Jayne will influence Butcombe’s brew to ensure its popular with this market.

Jayne’s role as Project Brewer at Butcombe will see her focussing on what she can do to perfect the craft in the Brewery to ensure it continues to make great beer.

 Jayne Goater, Project Brewer at Butcombe said:

“There is a lot going on at Butcombe right now and it’s a very exciting time to join the business. I was ready for a change from ‘big beer co.’, but not for the quiet life! The beer is great, Somerset is beautiful and once I met the team, I knew I had to work at Butcombe. I grew up in the South West so I’m also a lover of cider, but beer will always be No.1 for me. I feel so fortunate that I can earn a living making something I feel so passionate about. I hope to see a beer that I have created and brewed on the bar soon.”

Geraint Williams, Managing Director at Butcombe Brewing Co. said:

“Jayne brings an excellent technical background, accompanied by relentless energy and enthusiasm to our Brewery. We’ve got a young, dynamic team at Butcombe supporting our expansion. We’re investing in Butcombe Brewing Co. to ensure we have the best staff and facilities to drive our next phase of growth.”


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