The UK has seen an incredible resurgence in independent brewing in recent years with an estimated 1,500 breweries now operational across the country. The brewing industry is one which CN Metalworks has a long-standing relationship with, having worked with many of Cumbria and the north west’s brewers on commissions from complete brew kits to modifying and upgrading existing equipment.
Hawkshead Brewery were one of the first whom we worked with, helping to commission their original set-up in the Lake District village itself. Nearby, Barngates Brewery at the Drunken Duck Inn was to be our first full brewery – a real challenge to design, manufacture and install a full commercial brewery (mash tun, hot liquor tank, kettle, fermenters) in quite a small space, but it is one which is still performing well and to capacity.
Other Cumbrian breweries that we have worked with (and still work with many) include Coniston Brewing, Dent Brewery, Tirril, Watermill Inn and Yates, as well as the Borough Brewery in Lancaster.