Starting a micro brewery...

Starting a micro brewery...

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CR0X

1,762 posts

128 months

Monday 30th November 2009
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I was an exhibition in Europe last week, and we are going to set up (alongside our glass division) a website dedicated to selling startup machinery, including volumetric fillers for beer (2 or 4 head fillers), cappers, labellers etc.

If anyone is interested, drop me a PM.

T40ORA

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5,148 posts

148 months

Monday 30th November 2009
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DXBGT3 said:
A group of us from uni invested for our best mate to setup a micro-brewery in London. Check out www.sambrooksbrewery.co.uk - has been really succesful to date and Wandle Ale, our signature whole hop beer is selling really well. My mate had zero experience of brewing (we're all good at tasting!) to start with as he used to be an accountant. He does brewery tours ath e brewery in Battersea which is a good way to get an idea of what it involves
I thought the David Welsh (ex of Ringwood Brewery) was heavily involved in this venture? Not that I have a problem with that, but if it is so your mate has had a bit of a head start in terms of knowledge. Damned lucky!

T40ORA

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5,148 posts

148 months

Monday 30th November 2009
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CR0X said:
I was an exhibition in Europe last week, and we are going to set up (alongside our glass division) a website dedicated to selling startup machinery, including volumetric fillers for beer (2 or 4 head fillers), cappers, labellers etc.

If anyone is interested, drop me a PM.
I will be watching with interest, and will hopefully be interested. I've had some initial talks with a local micro who has been going for a year, so recognise that there are a fair few steps to go through before I actually get down to brewing.

It is still a matter of when and not if biggrin

Wings

5,072 posts

144 months

Monday 30th November 2009
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http://thebreweryshop.com/

I hope these two links might be of interest and help for you, with the former being quite accessible across country for you.

http://www.greatwesternbrewingcompany.co.uk/OurHis...

DXBGT3

8 posts

104 months

Tuesday 1st December 2009
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T40ORA said:
I thought the David Welsh (ex of Ringwood Brewery) was heavily involved in this venture? Not that I have a problem with that, but if it is so your mate has had a bit of a head start in terms of knowledge. Damned lucky!
Yep, my mate bumped into David at a wedding and overtime he came on as our biggest shareholder, which obviously helped a huge amount, no doubt.
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T40ORA

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5,148 posts

148 months

Tuesday 1st December 2009
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DXBGT3 said:
T40ORA said:
I thought the David Welsh (ex of Ringwood Brewery) was heavily involved in this venture? Not that I have a problem with that, but if it is so your mate has had a bit of a head start in terms of knowledge. Damned lucky!
Yep, my mate bumped into David at a wedding and overtime he came on as our biggest shareholder, which obviously helped a huge amount, no doubt.
Right. I need to start stalking some people then biggrin
BTW Wandle is a nice beer; I've had it a few times, the last at the Woking beer festival.

DXBGT3

8 posts

104 months

Tuesday 1st December 2009
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Ha ha quite, we needed a bit of luck there

If you get chance try Junction, that's our new beer which has been going down really well

Sounds like a PH brewery tour may be an idea! drink


T40ORA

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5,148 posts

148 months

Tuesday 1st December 2009
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DXBGT3 said:
Sounds like a PH brewery tour may be an idea! drink
thumbup I definitely second that! ANd in a couple of years time, there may be one down here too..... biggrin