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The Boot Brewery boss retires amid impact of Covid-19 and tax break controversy

He said coronavirus had forced him to ‘take stock of the future’

By Rhea Turner at Derby Telegraph

A popular brewer who caters for hundreds of South Derbyshire ale lovers is retiring amid the devastating impact of Covid-19 and a controversial government tax relief cut.

Jon Archer is well known for being head brewer at The Boot Brewery in South Derbyshire.

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Why the people behind the Boot Brewery feel ready to kick on now

By Colston Crawford, for Derbyshire Live

Jon Archer, head brewer at Repton’s Boot Brewery, is a man with a plan – or, more accurately, he’s a man with a whole stack of plans.

It is 18 months or so since Jon stepped in as head brewer, dropping his long-term job in IT for a new career he’d dreamed of. 

Now, with the brewery well established and with a growing, excellent reputation, Jon is ready to spread his wings, not only on a personal level as a brewer, but in terms of growing the business.

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Boot Beer - Good for the Sole

Boot Beer – Good for the Sole