My confession is that I never drank beer until I moved to Canada. Shortly after arriving there, I discovered that unlike the west country, it’s really challenging to find good cider there. Fortunately their burgeoning craft beer scene converted me to the joys of hop and malt based beverages, and spent the next few years exploring the finest tipples from microbreweries in the Pacific Northwest. Upon returning to Bristol, I was delighted to find that the craft beer scene had grown here, and there was a rather splendid brewery just down the road from where I live. Wiper and True kindly invited me to come for a tour, so who am I to turn down such an offer.