As I mentioned in the BrewView page for Stu Brew, this time my friend Mat brought back 2 beers from his sister’s and her husband’s brewery, THE FIRST & LAST BREWERY in Elsdon, Northumberland, UK. He did so upon his return to Redding, California from England, after his ministry school break in the summer of 2018.
One of the original founders of Stu Brew, Emma ‘Red’ Kellie decided to venture out on her own in 2016 and founded The First & Last Brewery with her husband, Sam Kellie. As their website states at their home page, The First & Last is an award winning, family-run, microbrewery. They brew small batch cask-conditioned and bottled beer. Their beers are inspired by the wild, untamed landscape and starry skies of Northumberland.
It was very apparent up the very first sip, where ‘Red’ left off at Stu Brew, she took her vast experience with this new brewery and began to create super high quality British ales brewed in the classic parameters, but with her own unique and super flavorful twist. They have ventured out into other beer styles, and even a Belgian-style with their very popular Plum fruited Belgian ale. We can’t wait to get our hands on more beers from this brewery!
“WE LIKE OUR BEERS TO LINK TO NORTHUMBERLAND, EITHER IN NAME OR INGREDIENTS, PREFERABLY BOTH. WE LIKE TO MAKE BEERS NOT JUST IN, BUT WITH A BIT OF NORTHUMBERLAND IN THEM.“
RED & SAM KELLIE – THE FIRST & LAST BREWERY
THE FIRST & LAST BREWERY – EQUINOX PALE ALE
THE FIRST & LAST BREWERY – REIVER BEST BITTER