"We love beer, that's why we're Master Brewers"
~ Paul Buttrick & Derek Orford
Brewing Consultants and Master Brewers
Here are a few testimonials from people we have worked with in recent years:
Chris Swersey - Brewers Association - World Beer Cup (USA)
Paul Buttrick is one of those rare people in brewing who combines all the essentials positive to success. He has excellent technical knowledge of the brewing process, including importantly how to do things right, things that can go wrong and how to fix them. He has experience on many scales from small breweries to large production facilities, and this range gives him perspective not many possess. He has a keen palate and is a highly regarded beer judge. He is well respected in the industry as a friendly, authorative figure. Paul is a guy you want on you team.
Graeme Mitchell - Owner, Tractor Shed Brewery - Cumbria
Paul is technically outstanding. He is the only UK Master Brewer that I know that could not only develop recipes for my Czech Pilsner, American Pale Ale, Bavarian Hefe Weis, but critically implement them perfectly with my brewing team first brew, enabling me to sell then straight away. The real reason, however, is that I enjoy working with Paul so much is that he is as excited about my beers and business as I am!
Paddy Johnson - Director, Windsor and Eton Brewery
I have known Paul throughout his long and interesting brewing career, which has gained him such a wide and varied level of experience. When we came to set up our own craft brewery, Paul was a natural choice to use to gain a wider perspective that we could add to our own specific knowledge and ensure we got it ‘right first time’ Paul’s insightful recommendations are always shared in a calm and measured way which you can have total confidence in. A good guy to use in a variety of brewing and related applications
Garnet Pratt Siddall - CEO, Side Launch Brewing - Collingwood, Ontario
I had the good fortune to work with Derek for 9 weeks in the fall of 2017. It was a particularly challenging time as we were looking for a new Operations head while dealing with expansion plans, stock-outs, and some other production related issues. It was critical that we bring in someone who could hit the ground running, fit in and do some very quick problem solving.
Derek was fantastic. As CEO, my head was focussed on many, many things and I was not able to spend a lot of time getting him up to speed on what we were doing or what we needed. He arrived, I dumped a lot on to his lap and he simply got stuff done and helped me see a great number of things that we could be doing differently or be thinking differently about.
In addition to managing all of the above efficiently, he did it all with a fantastic demeanour that was a breath of fresh air in the building. To a one, we didn’t want to see him go. And while we have managed to find a worthy replacement, he is missed. Derek is welcome back anytime.
Michael Wiper- Managing Director, Wiper & True - Bristol
Derek has been a great asset to our company. He has taken the time to understand our beer, our team and our business and is able to bring a wealth of industry experience to make positive changes in our brewery. He has helped us with everything from technical brewing issues to gaining confidence in what we do. We are looking forward to continue working together as we grow.
Ant Stevens, Head Brewer - Ledbury Real Ales
Derek has been a great help to myself and the brewery for a number of years now. We started working together when we needed to expand our capacity. Having beers that we had been selling into the same outlets for a couple of years we wanted to ensure that the move to the new kit did not impact the quality or consistency of the product. With Derek's assistance we managed to move our entire core range to the new equipment without any noticeable change in the beers’ profiles. Derek has always been available if I need his assistance and has always been happy to offer advice when I have called him with a question.