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Red Lodge man puts formulas front and centre as he launches nano-brewery from his garage




Not every brewery puts its secret recipe on their bottles, but a Red Lodge biochemist has put the formulas for his new beers front and centre.

Luke Browning, 31, has launched a nano-brewery from his Red Lodge garage and has now taken five of his beers to market.

Wanting to create his own beer from when he was a university student, this year during the first coronavirus lockdown, and with lots of spare time on his hands, he emptied his garage of junk and created the ultimate refuge – a nano-scale fermentary for brewing beer and cider.

Luke Browning, 31, has launched a nano-brewery from his Red Lodge garage and has now taken five of his beers to market.
Luke Browning, 31, has launched a nano-brewery from his Red Lodge garage and has now taken five of his beers to market.

Now the garage has now become a small-scale production line for Biochemist Brewery – it’s no longer home to the odd bike and lawnmower which has never worked, but home to all the equipment and ingredients needed for his one man venture.

“I have a three vessel set up – so three large stainless steel pots – one vessel is just to simply heat the water and one vessel is to mash the grains, and then the third vessel is to boil the work,” he said.

“Then I have a couple of temperature-controlled fridges, just to actually ferment the beer.”

Luke Browning, 31, has launched a nano-brewery from his Red Lodge garage and has now taken five of his beers to market.
Luke Browning, 31, has launched a nano-brewery from his Red Lodge garage and has now taken five of his beers to market.

Each of the the biochemist’s five beers, a grapefruit ale, witbier, brown ale, hefeweizen and amber ale, have their unique chemical structure printed on the front as the bottle’s artwork.

And Luke, who did his PhD at the University of Cambridge, said he’d had lots of positive feedback about the beers and their branding.

“People are quite intrigued about the branding because the artwork on the bottles is themed by the chemical structure,” he said.

Luke Browning, 31, has launched a nano-brewery from his Red Lodge garage and has now taken five of his beers to market.
Luke Browning, 31, has launched a nano-brewery from his Red Lodge garage and has now taken five of his beers to market.

“Let’s pick the hefeweizen with the banana flavour, for example, one of the chemical descriptors on the label is that molecule which is responsible for the phenomenal aroma and flavour.”

You can buy the beers online via Facebook or at his website, BiochemistBrewery.com

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