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Son and father go head to head with launch of new brewing brand at Windsor and Eton Brewery

Son and father go head to head with launch of new brewing brand at Windsor and Eton Brewery

Philip Dewey

Son and father go head to head with launch of new brewing brand at Windsor and Eton Brewery
Kieran Johnson (left) with father Paddy at the Windsor and Eton Brewery.

A 'quirkier' kind of beer is on the cards as part of a new brewery brand at Windsor and Eton Brewery.

Kieran Johnson launched his craft brewing brand Uprising on yesterday, with pints of its first beer Treason poured and sold to the public.

The 23-year-old is fronting the offshoot company, which will be based at the Vansittart Estate brewery where his father, Paddy, 57, is head brewer.

He said: "I've been working at Windsor and Eton Brewery for two years. I'm a big fan of the beers they do and I work with my dad which makes it a great job.

"However, the styles we produce aren't the kind of beers I would necessarily choose to produce so for me, Uprising is a chance for me to brew the more extreme and quirkier kind of beers I would want to drink."

Treason, is 5.8 per cent and is described as a west coast IPA with hard flavours and created using an 'interesting' brewing style.

Kieran describes the difference between Uprising and the Windsor and Eton Brewery as the equivalent to moving away from traditional cooking styles towards gastronomy cooking methods.

On working with Paddy, he said: "My dad's a very enthusiastic brewer and I am certain he'll like the beer I produce, but he thinks some of the beers I drink are too extreme and 'out there' for the sake of it, but these are the beers that interest me.

"Dad has been brewing for 35 years so I have been learning from him and he has been tutoring me through my brewing qualifications. It's a pleasure to work with him."

Treason is now available to order by keg and will be available to order in 330ml bottles later in the year.

The launch took place at The Nags Head in Reading.

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