Romney Marsh Brewery is a family-run brewery in a unique rural setting – Romney Marsh, Kent – on the East Sussex border and by the sea.
The company launched in May 2015 and the team consists of husband and wife Matt Calais and Cathy Koester and Matt’s dad Brian Calais. Head brewer Matt worked in television for 16 years and was the former executive producer of the Channel 4 series Come Dine with Me. American-born Cathy spent the previous two decades working in Parliament in the UK and for the British music industry. Having passed a lot of their free time enjoying the very small batch ales Matt was producing at home, the couple decided to take the plunge and scale up their hobby into a full-time business venture.
Their shared family goal is to brew accessible ales for beer lovers and beer newcomers everywhere.
The barley and wheat used is sourced in Britain as are whole flower British hops. They are also big fans of New World hops, particularly whole flower varieties from the USA. By combining the indigenous and the remote, they have successfully created a distinctive range of great tasting ales that you will want to return to time and time again.