Monday 23 January 2012

The continuity brewery

Last week I visited the old Young's brewery. Having been closed for years it's a bit of a sad sight, but amongst the gutted buildings there was a glimmer of hope.

Tucked away in the old laboratory is a firkin sized (9 gallons) mini-brewery cobbled together from bits of the old brewery as it was being dismantled. Brewing has continued once a week since Young's closed, maintaining a tradition of brewing on that site that goes back to at least 1550.

The redevelopment plans for the site include a museum micro-brewery so after a rather dramatic downsizing brewing in Wandsworth could be on the up.

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