What's in a name?
South Pointing Fish
When Dan first began to wonder if brewing beer was something he could do on a professional level, he would hand out bottles of home brew to friends of his, as well as John’s golfing buddies for feedback. It was a mutually beneficial arrangement - they got a load of free beer and for Dan it was a fantastic way of figuring out what did and didn’t work.
Dan had originally wanted to brew with all British ingredients but quickly learned that it would limit his scope too much and so moved into lots of different hop combinations that you now find in the likes of our I Left My Heart in NYC. That being said, he was determined to brew a great beer using all British hops and so eventually came back to this beer recipe.
When he handed out this blonde, originally dubbed ‘Jester’ after the hop, it was the first time he received unanimously good feedback with comments such as ‘When can I have more?’. It was at this point he said to himself ‘I can do this’ and truly believed it. This beer was the one that made him feel like he was moving in the right direction, hence the name…
Fun Fact: Developed in China, South pointing fish is the original name for the Compass.