The beer business is in the blood of Wayne Cadman, owner and brewer at Double Top Brewery. Following in the footsteps of both his father and Uncle, he has worked in the drinks industry for more than 20 years. Having worked for a brewery for 6 years he decided to go it alone and bought The Mallard Pub on Worksop Railway Station where his interest in and knowledge of cask ale grew. The pub has become synonymous with quality and variety in its ale and after regularly winning local CAMRA awards was named their Nottinghamshire Pub of the Year in 2015.
“Brewing a range of ales Double Top has a beer that suites your needs”
In 2010 a 100 litre test brew kit was acquired from Muirhouse Brewery of Ilkeston. Using the experience and support of his many friends in the trade Wayne produced early brews for local beer festivals and his own ‘tap’ The Mallard. After little shy of 100 brews the step was taken to invest in a 2 1/2 barrel plant and in July 2015 capacity was doubled with the purchase of a 5 barrel plant from Stuart Bateman of Batemans Brewery in Wainfleet.
Double Top Brewery is based just a stones throw from the original Worksop and Retford Brewery in the Bracebridge area of town. Bringing commercial brewing back to the very part of Worksop where the industry had flourished for so many years. Indeed his own Nan had been a worker there in the packaging department.
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