TowerBrewing is the realisation of a long "fermenting" aspiration. I started brewing from kits when I was 18 and struggling to sustain a reasonable drinking requirement on boy's beer wages. 10 years passed by before I realised that no matter what romantic notions were outlined on the glossy label of all manner of different brewing kits the start point which determined the end point was always industrial wort and pretty much always the same. So when my good friend Phil then chairman of Exeter and District CAMRA invited me to join him for a full mash brew I leapt at the chance. Festivals and field trips quickly lead to a broadening of my knowledge and understanding of the magic of brewing and a thirst for more. 20 or was it 30 years later the Cornish Guardian sent me to meet and greet Des and Caron at Padstow Brewing and the circle began to close. Although at times just the menial stand in for the apprentice I loved it and gained an enduring respect for the high standards set in a front line commercial brewery. Hoping to stay friends with my Padstow colleagues but unable to deny a compelling interest in setting up a small beer club for friends and villagers the seeds of TowerBrewing started to germinate and grow as if warmed and watered on the maltster's floor . . .