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Galashiels, UK

Tempest Brew Co

Some of the best ideas take their time to come to fruition. Take Tempest Brewery for example. The initial idea was formed by a Scotsman (Gavin Meiklejohn) and Kiwi (Annika Meiklejohn) whilst they were working in a North American brewpub in the 1990s. A few years later the pair found themselves with a substantial homebrew set up in their garage in Christchurch. It was there they start knocking out the sort of hop forward ales that would have been at the forefront of New Zealand’s then emerging craft beer scene.

It could all have stopped there. Well at least for us in Blighty. But thankfully something pulled Gavin and Annika back here in 2007 and they settled in Kelso in the Scottish Borders. In 2010, having found a suitable location in an old dairy, the Tempest Brewery was formed.

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