Charles Pountney

Charlie was converted to great beer after inadvertently picking up a BrewDog beer in 2011 and since then there's been no turning back! Inspired by the the startup scene and frustrated by a lack of appreciation of really good beer amongst his friends, he setup a beer tasting events company called Indie Ales in 2013. Since then Charlie has run popup tastings, beer and food pairing evenings, corporate events and bar takeovers all in the name of inspiring people to drink better beer! Charlie is hoping to turn his passion into a full time career with the launch of, a website aiming to educate and inspire people to drink great beer and coffee.