When Sam and Amanda’s second son Patrick was born their eldest son James, who was 2 at the time, could not pronounce Patrick properly. It always came out as ‘Bucket’.
Prior to Sam and Amanda’s youngest daughter being born they asked James and Patrick what they wanted to call their little sister. The boys were sure on one name, Bucket! Needless to say, Amanda and Sam called her something far more appropriate, Sophie. Instead, the boys called their dog, who joined the family six weeks later, ‘Bucket’.
When Tim and Sam would home brew, Bucket the dog would accompany them, eagerly waiting for an opportunity to clean any spilt malt. One afternoon, while enjoying a beer with friends in the shed, the boys were brain storming brewery name ideas. Bucket under foot, the name seemed obvious, and Bucket Brewery was born.