All change at Windmill Brewery and beyond


Windmill Brewery in Standish have appointed a new Head Brewer. Jon Pilling introduced himself at the most recent Wigan CAMRA Branch meeting and explained the ambitious plans for himself and the brewery. John brings a vast wealth of knowledge and experience that will undoubtedly stand them in good stead to achieve their goals.

A wind of change on the brewing scene is happening not just locally but across our region and further afield. Alphabet Brewing, one of Manchester’s top craft breweries, are seeking a new head brewer. Meanwhile, just across the city, Beatnikz Republic are looking to expand and appoint a Senior Brewer. Over in Hebden Bridge, Vocation Brewery are also in the market for a Head Brewer. Up in Cumbria, Fell Brewery are seeking to appoint a brewer.

Nationwide, some of the country’s top breweries are also looking for brewing staff. These include :- Pig and Porter (Lead Brewer) ; Swannay (Lead Brewer) ; Sonnet 43 (Lead Brewer) ; Siren Craft (Lead Brewer and Brewer) ; Fourpure {Assistant Brewer) ; North Brewing (Brewer / Assistant Brewer).

Details of these brewing vacancies can be found on the SIBA website.