As we launch ourselves into the New Year we are excited to welcome a new member to the Wild Horse herd. Ryan Hazeldine joins us to fill the apprentice role that we advertised towards the end of 2016, moving from behind the bar of The Albion in Conwy to behind the shutters of Unit 4, Cae Bach.
Ryan has made the steady transition from macro lager and Irish stout drinker to CAMRA card-carrying real ale supper and, ultimately, craft beer guzzler, over the course of 10 years working behind pub bars.
He said: “To me, beer was a mysterious liquid that just appeared from the tap. But eventually I became interested in where it came from, how it was made and different beer styles.”
Conversations with the brewers from Bragdy Nant over the bar at the Eagles Hotel in Llanrwst led to reading up on the subject of beer and brewing and eventually a spell working at the Great Orme brewery. Trying bottled beer from the likes of Brewdog and Camden Town drew him into the world of craft and keg beer. He brings energy, enthusiasm and an extremely welcome extra pair of hands to our team as we line up for an exciting 2017.