Brewing legend set to retire after 31 years with Taylor’s
October 2015 – Tim Dewey, Chief Executive of Timothy Taylor’s in Keighley has announced that as of 1st October 2015 Peter Eells, Head Brewer of Timothy Taylor’s, has moved to the role of Production Director and will continue to serve on the Board until his planned retirement in April 2016.
Following in the tradition of developing home grown talent, Andrew Leman has been promoted from his post of Second Brewer to Head Brewer and takes up the position with immediate effect. Andrew joined Timothy Taylor’s from the Henley brewery, Brakspear, in November 1987 and has been with Taylor’s ever since. It is fair to say that Peter will leave his multi award-winning range of beers in very safe hands.
Peter started his career by gaining a scholarship from the Brewer’s Society to study the science of brewing at the highly acclaimed Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. Upon completion of his studies Peter returned home to London and secured a job with Young’s Brewery. After six enjoyable years Peter moved up the management ladder and joined Boddington’s as Assistant Brewer before joining Timothy Taylor’s in 1984. Upon Alan Hey’s retirement in 1995 Peter took on the role of Head Brewer where he has remained ever since.
Under Peter’s stewardship Timothy Taylor’s beers have continued to win many acclaimed industry prizes. The icing on the cake came with Boltmaker winning CAMRA Supreme Champion Beer of Britain 2014.
Taylor’s three other Heriot Watt trained brewers are all promoted in the changes. Nick Berkovits who has been with Taylor’s since 2000 is promoted to Second Brewer. Ewan Sneddon and Tom Slack will become Senior Brewers and a new junior brewer is currently being recruited to carry on the Taylor’s dynasty.