WE ARE THE CURIOUS BREWERY. WHERE FLAVOUR AND PASSION COME FIRST. WE BELIEVE IN TRYING TO CREATE THINGS THAT OTHERS CAN’T.
Our reason for being is to inspire people to stay curious.
To question. To celebrate. To smile more. And to never graduate from the school of life. We decided to make the best-tasting beer and cider, using the best quality ingredients brewed at our state-of-the-art Brewery in Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom.
We are the Curious Brewery. Where flavour and passion come first. We believe in trying to create things that others can’t.
Established in 2011, in the heart of the Garden of England, Ashford, Kent, we have worked to create a bold and positive statement about modern brewing in Britain.
Our expert team are committed to making premium beers and ciders, crafted from curiosity, each with a uniquely rewarding winemaker’s twist. Our dedication to our unique range of beer and cider has resulted in numerous awards over the years including being named Brewery of the Year at the prestigious International Beer Challenge Awards in 2019. Shop the range.
Not only do we brew our beers on site, we also operate a modern dining experience in our contemporary designed restaurant that overlooks our brewery operations. A hub for relaxation and socialising. A place to sample and enjoy our beers and food. Book a table.
Want to discover more about the brewery? We offer tours and tastings throughout the year. Be guided around our state-of-the-art brewery, exploring how we craft premium beers, followed by a tasting of our award-winning beer and cider. Don’t delay book a tour.
At Curious Brewery we promise to continue to be curious and stay curious when it comes to crafting premium beers and cider.
MEET THE TEAM
The Management Team
Derek Jones is a passionate beer man with over 20 years of global commercial and marketing experience spanning four continents. He has a solid track record of building sustainable and successful commercial strategies within leading multinational beer companies including SABMiller and MolsonCoors. Derek is focused on driving innovation and growth within the beer industry, and in particular building on the success of Curious Brewery in the future.
Matt Anderson joined the Curious Brewing team as Head Brewer in 2018, having previously worked for AB-Inbev for over a decade. Matt has overseen the opening of our new state of the art Brewery in Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom, in 2019. Matt has expanded on our award-winning range of beers; each produced to an exceptional standard of consistent quality – this dedication to quality was instrumental in us gaining the title of ‘UK Brewer of the Year at the prestigious International Beer Challenge 2019.
Danny Hoskins is a highly accomplished Sales and Marketing Director with a solid track record of delivering consistent and significant brand growth across a range of drinks businesses in the UK.
From Heineken, C&C and Scottish & Newcastle to small emerging breweries Danny has a reputation for delivering results, while focusing on commercial excellence and recognising the opportunity of changing market dynamics. Passionate about quality, Curious Brewery is an exceptional brand to be responsible for.
The Brewery Team
Wes is our Head of Production at Curious Brewery. Wes joined us in 2019, bringing with him a wealth of Brewing experience. Previously Head Brewer at Old Dairy Brewery, just down the road in Tenterden. Wes has also worked at Charles Wells Brewery in Bedford and Castle Danger Brewery near his hometown of Two Harbors in Minnesota, USA.
Jack is one of our Lead Brewers at Curious Brewery. Jack joined us just as the Brewery was being finished in 2019. Since then, he has completed the first of his Brewing qualifications, finished his initial training in both the Brewhouse and Cellar, and became a father for the first time!
Nikki, AKA @craft_beer_nikki, joined us in the Summer of 2021 as a Trainee Brewer. Nikki first discovered her love for beer in 2018 and has gone on to become an avid beer writer, reviewing over 1,800 different beers whilst following the strict rule of ‘never trying the same beer twice.’
Michal was one of our first ever employees at Curious Brewery. Originally from Jelenia Gora in Poland, Michal has run the kegging line at the Brewery since our first-ever production run in July 2019. He also holds the current record for kegs per hour at 58!
Rebecca is our Warehouse & Distribution Manager. Rebecca studied International Agriculture at the University of Greenwich and has spent most of the pandemic working for the NHS. She has also spent a couple of years working for ReBuild Mexico; helping to build houses for homeless families, giving them a safe space to call home
Max joined us in July 2021, having previously worked @ The Best Connection in Ashford.
Dan has been delivering Curious Beers for several years now, having previously worked in the warehouse as part of the Chapel Down Group. With over 300 direct customers in and around Kent & London, Dan is definitely the person to ask if your sat nav is on the blink!
The Restaurant Team
Joe has worked at The Curious Brewery since the site opened in 2019. Having lived in Ashford his entire life, he loves how the Brewery is now part of the community. Joe has worked in hospitality since the age of 16 and what he loves most about the hospitality sector is the people and that no two days are the same.
Emily joined the front of house team just a few months after the site opened in 2019. Emily was promoted shortly after the site reopened under the new company. Having studied Event Management at university, she used what she learnt to develop her skills in the hospitality industry. With over six years of cocktail experience including leading cocktails classes, she has just designed a curious cocktail menu some of which incorporate our own beers.