In 2015, Mike met Mark in the crazy world of an online game called Clash of Clans. It transpired they both shared an unfortunate love for Norwich City Football Club and decided to meet after the match in a lovely brewpub called The Coach and Horses.
It was here that Mike explained his dream of having his own brewery where beers were made with foraged ingredients and flavours were experimented with, but several things were getting in the way that would stop this from ever being a reality.
After a few pints, the two went their own ways, knowing they had forged a new friendship but with no idea what was going to come next.
It only took a week or so for Mark to give Mike a call with the now famous words, ‘That premises you want, how big does it need to be?