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Co-Founder and CEO Andy first found the building that spawned Powder Monkey Brewing in 2019. An Historic Naval Gunpowder Store in Priddy's Hard, Gosport, it had remained empty and partially derelict for over fifty years.
Despite its shocking state, the vision was born, and the work began on planning the brewery and developing the brand. The name Powder Monkey relates to the boys and girls who carried the gunpowder to the guns on board ships.
Having recruited Mark, our Head Brewer to the team, Andy & Mark spent many hours planning the working side of the brewery, specifying the equipment and ensuring it was as efficient and productive as possible.
Roll forward to July 2021 and the new facility was up and running and the first beers brewed. The brewery building contains the production facility as well as a visitor centre, shop and tasting bar.
Powder Monkey are proud to sponsor Fleetlands FC at their Home Ground, Powder Monkey Park

Meet the team: 

 
Andy Burdon - CEO of Powder Monkey Brewing Co.

Andy Burdon - CEO

Andy is a seasoned industry professional & deal maker who heads up the dedicated team at Powder Monkey.

With a solid understanding of all disciplines within the businesses Andy knows the day to day challenges the team are faced with and is well placed to guide and support them with a hands-on approach.

Family, red wine and watching Rugby are his escape.

Favourite Powder Monkey Beer: Monkey's Charge

 

Mark Hamblin - Head Brewer at The Powder Monkey Brewing Co.

Mark Hamblin - Head Brewer

Mark discovered a love for beer while studying Biochemistry at Oxford University with many nights in the pub drinking too much cask ale.

After leaving he dived straight into commercial brewing, learning as much as he could about brewing from books, podcasts, research papers and fellow brewers!

Mark enjoys exploring the history of different styles of beer and bringing them to life with new ideas, but always with an analytical approach - it's controlled chaos!

Favourite Powder Monkey Beer: Explosion IPA

 Steve Thompson MBE Director & Brand Ambassador

Steve Thompson MBE Director & Brand Ambassador

Steve started his Rugby career in Northampton, before playing for England and the British & Irish Lions. The World Cup winning Hooker put his name to our Hop & Hooker range.

Steve plays a key role in the team in terms of supporting and promoting the brands in his role as Ambassador, and loves to spend time in the brewery and in trade when possible.

Favourite Powder Monkey Beer: Hop & Hooker Amber

 Nick Hall - Operations at The Powder Monkey Brewing Co

Nick Hall - Operations

Nick is a results driven hospitality leader specialising in
strategic planning, budget management, sales, team leadership and multi-site operations.

As a highly accomplished manager, Nick’s ability to drive
the brand and the team, whilst maintaining exceptional standards and productivity ensures great results.

In his free time Nick enjoys following Newcastle United with a beer.

Favourite Powder Monkey Beer: Drop Anchor

 Marcus Hunt - Sales at The Powder Monkey Brewing Co.

Marcus Hunt - Sales

Marcus's background was originally in sales for over a decade within the automotive industry.

He then took a a significant break to look after his children , taking on part time jobs within the hospitality industry.

His main focus is on building the trade sales, managing the social channels and events at the brewery.

Marcus's favourite time of year is Halloween and can be seen wearing multiple costumes in the brewery bar!

Favourite Powder Monkey Beer: BBQ Rye IPA

Elliott - Assistant Brewer

Elliott is our Assistant Brewer.  His background was originally in IT, while being an avid home brewer.

After achieving the General Certificate in Brewing from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling he gave up IT to pursue a new career in brewing.  After spending a year brewing for an established brew pub he joined us, bringing with him passion, creativeness and love for all things beer.

Favourite Powder Monkey Beer: Monkey's Charge

Patrick - Brewery Assistant and Drayman

Patrick is our Brewery Assistant and Drayman. A biochemistry graduate, with a passion for home brewing spanning 15 years and a penchant for all things craft beer.

Previous experience as a delivery driver and assistant manager in a pub lead to this role, and with an ambition and determination to progress in the brewing industry, Patrick aspires to become a professional brewer in the near future.

Favourite Powder Monkey Beer: Drunken Sailor

 

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