Rik Lyall founded Milk Street Brewery in 1999. Previously he worked as Head Brewer and developed beers for Cotleigh, Stonehenge and Hopback before branching out on his own. Rik started brewing beer aged 14 and it has been a lifelong passion. He is an extremely talented and knowable brewer that prides himself on the highest quality beers. “I do like to experiment but for me its all about balancing delicate flavors to produce easy drinking beers.”
Brewing takes place up to five times a week, with malt from Warminster, hops from Charles Faram and their own yeast. “A very versatile one and a similar strain to Youngs”, says Rik.
The eight-barrel brewery is based at the back of the Griffin, one of the five Milk Street Brewery owned pubs, which is a showpiece for Milk Streets carefully crafted beers such as Funky Monkey, The Usual and Beer.
Milk Street Brewery was voted Best Drink Producer in the Taste of Somerset Awards 2011 and we have won numerous awards including SIBA Gold and SIBA National Silver award for our Funky Monkey at 4%. Regional awards for our Zig Zag stout at 4.5%