The brewing bug bit Jeff Rosenmeier in 1994 after tasting
a friend's home made stout at a Wisconsin summer BBQ. One of many 'beer epiphanies', Jeff couldn't believe the result and the next day bought brewing equipment and a book, soon discovering a hidden passion.
Jeff moved to Henley-on-Thames in 1996 and fell in love with the beauty of the area. He continued to develop his brewing skills while taking a keen interest in the town's rich brewing tradition and the up and coming craft brewing movement.
In June 2005, Jeff decided to make his passion his day job, leaving behind a successful career in software engineering,
he set up a small brew plant on his property and began piloting his flagship beers on a small scale. Jeff was nano brewing before the term was invented.
Jeff said, "I started delivering beer in small quantities to a few of the local bar owners and was really encouraged that, like me, people were looking for something local, something authentic, something different".
The inspiration for the Lovibonds name came when Jeff
was viewing a site in Henley for the brewery, which had previously been home to John Lovibond and Sons, Brewers and Wine Merchants.
Jeff said, "We were discussing the uses of the building through its history and the existing tenant handed me a lovely antique Lovibonds stone bottle. Every brewer in the world knows the Lovibond colour scale, but few know the history behind the name. I always loved the quirky name and was impressed by the respect that the brand still had locally, and so Lovibonds Brewery was [re]formed."
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