Now the garage makeover is complete and we have the "Dizzy Pig" pub, it was time to have a more professional look to the beer we make at Dizzy Pig Brewing. Enter Mike from Tartan Dragon. Not only is he a great friend and neighbour, but he is also a graphic designer. In exchange for his own batch of beer, he promised to design, produce and print labels for all the beer we produce. A "Tartan Dragon" ale was duly created and rapidly consumed! Did he keep his side of the bargain?
Having attended a one day blacksmiths day at Oldfield Forge in deepest darkest Herefordshire to learn the basics, we have now built our own small coke forge at Pool Cottage. Made using re-cycled bits we seem to have collected over the years, as well as managements hair drier and bedroom dimmer switch (oops) for a blower and controller, the forge was fired up for the first time using BBQ coal. The first thing to be made were some basic hooks forged from nails, the results were