Our launch was the culmination of years of home brewing, the desire to create a strong brand and product, and most importantly, a passion for making very good beer! As a home brewer for more than 6 years Rob felt he had a strong knowledge of what made a good pint. It took a win at a national home brewing competition to give him the confidence to take the leap and turn professional. At our first professional competition Slap in the Face won gold at the Rail Ale Festival 2014. In March 2015 we were voted Castle Rock New Brewery of the year by their customers and staff. We had an incredible first year and have gone from strength the strength in the subsequent years.