Building the brewery

At the centre of Neckstamper Brewing is a brand new 10 barrel brewery in the heart of East London - in the lovely Lea Valley - not too far from the Olympic Park, host to the Olympic Games in 2012.

So what does it take to build a new craft brewery in London? Here we document the process...

Creating the low plinth

Installing a wooden plinth on a slight slope to allow runoff to flow towards the drainage channel;

  • 18mm marine ply
  • Cover the ply with aquapanel to improve waterproofness

Tiling the plinth to provide a grippy working surface

Taking no chances with leaks by establishing a solid tiled base on the top of the plinth;

  • 15mm acid resistant quarry tiles
  • Flexible acid proof tile grout and adhesive


    Delivery day

    The most exciting day of the entire install - the brewery arrives;

    • Skilful and extremely helpful forklift driver negotiates the tight entrance
    • All vessels and equipment loaded safely into the brewery





    Installation completed

    Excellent few days installing the brewery;

    • Hot liquor tank
    • Mash tun
    • Copper
    • Cold water tank
    • 4 x fermenting vessels - 2 x 10 bbl and 2 x 6 bbl
    • Conditioning tank

    Test brew of the first batch - a hopped up tasty American Pale Ale!

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