The British Beer Shop concept came about almost by accident. As an ex-pat living in Zurich and being frustrated with the small selection of good British beers available I started asking around and found that I was not alone!
I fell in love with Real Ale when I had my first taste of Bass IPA aged 18, which has turned into a lifelong love of beer. I have been a member of CAMRA, the British Campaign for Real Ale, for over 20 years and when I have the time I count home brewing as one of my hobbies.
Since relocating to Switzerland 13 years ago, I have sought out the best micro breweries along with many various beers from Germany and Austria. However, my passion remains one of British Beer and I realised that there was a gap in the market for to make available the very best of British beer and craft brewing to discerning beer lovers here in Switzerland.
Amongst my other hobbies, I am a keen Britsh Motorcycle enthusiast and I play the Highland Bagpipes, which perhaps accounts for the strangely Scottish flavour of my website and beer tastes.
I hope that you will enjoy the beers as much as I do and I look forward to you joining me on my mission to make the Best of British brewing available here in Zurich.
Haste ye back,