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Cleobury Mortimer feels like home for new head brewer from Argentina

Nearly 7,000 miles is a long way to come for an ale... but not if you are a new head brewer in Shropshire.

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Tino Draghi, the new head brewer at Hobsons Brewery

Originally from Argentina, Tino Draghi has taken the reins at Hobsons Brewery in Cleobury Mortimer after building up a wealth of industry experience in Latin America.

And he plans to use some of that knowledge to create mouth-watering new flavours as he helps the brewery hop to new heights.

Tino has already designed his first recipe at Hobsons, having crafted a special beer to mark the coronation of King Charles III.

Aptly titled Sovereign, this 4.6 per cent alcohol by volume extra special bitter was a well-balanced amber ale with a delicious mix of malt and hop flavours. It was lapped up in pubs across Shropshire and the surrounding counties.

As Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina is 6,883-and-bit miles from rural Cleobury Mortimer, his arrival in the UK deserves some explanation.

Tino said: “When I first came to the UK, I took a job in the busy city of London, however, having been at Hobsons for a month, it has confirmed that living in the countryside is the lifestyle for me.

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