Microbrewery plan for Harcourt Road

A planning application has been submitted to convert a shed on Harcourt Road in to a community-run micro brewery, which would produce up to 40 barrels of beer per week.
This sounds fantastic, albeit it will take us further down the road to Portlandia. It will be a working brewer, not a bar, although we'd imagine local pubs and bars would not be able to shift the stuff quickly enough, if they start serving it. 

Thanks to Sally for bringing it to our attention.

27 comments:

Roo said...

Sounds amazing! Are there links to see if you can get involved?

Lep Recorn said...

I wonder what the name of the brewery and of the beers will be?

Badger is already taken, as is brak(e)spears & Harcourt (in the USA) so maybe Brockley Brewery & Brockley Best is on the way??

Anonymous said...

How does a Community Microbrewery work? Also do you know how a member of the community would get involved in this one?

Anonymous said...

Sounds fun but don't they stink?

Anonymous said...

This was inevitable. And very welcome! The Catford Bridge Tavern will love this.

Sally said...

@Anon 18.12, I looked at the application because that's the first thing people will think -- that breweries stink. But the steam from the brewing process is condensed and disposed of (in the same way that condensing heating boilers work). No steam into the atmosphere, no stink.

I guess the planning applicant could provide more details or would publicise more widely when / if it's approved.

Anonymous said...

Sounds great to me!

Can't wait for the first 'dishonest fare' comment...

Give me Special Brew any day.

Brockley Nick said...

A pint of Old Peculiar Anonymous please!

NAT said...

Topped by the Greene King, I suspect.

Tamsin said...

Sounds splendid. And the smell is arguably quite nice - marmitey and malty. You sometimes get a whiff of it going through Hammersmith from the one remaining big London brewery there. Anyway I brew (Tudor style) at Kentwell a couple of weeks a year and it is great. If "community" means public involvement I would indeed like to find out more. If it just means "small scale" - good luck to them.

Beer Belly said...

Despite my rigorous regime of cleansing between my folds I suffer from the occasional yeast infection. A bit of Domestos usually sorts it out.

NAT said...

Write to the pedants.

Theyll' assist you.

Fabian said...

Yes but how will this affect the value of Mummy's nearby 800k Victorian townhouse?

Fabian's Mum said...

The more alcohol around these parts the better I say... the damn kids are driving me nuts!

William Booth said...

Ye may as well drink straight out of the cup offered to ye by the devil

a trombone will bring you closer to God

Ian on the Hill said...

Short delivery to the Barge. They'll probably take their entire output.

Please let it taste better than that Meantime muck.

Anonymous said...

How about "Brockley Bilge"?

Anonymous said...

How about Mung Juice?

Come on down, dullboy said...

Yay! 09:45 and we have our 'Predictable Bore of the Day' winner!

Anonymous said...

Ignore it and it will stop.

UpperBrocklite said...

The planning docs are pretty good - the support letter is the one everyone should read if they have any worries about this. It's been well thought out.

I want to get involved!

Anonymous said...

So it was there in 1973? Good.

dullboy challenge said...

The auto censor on this system will block any message that contains e.g. the F**K word etc. - can't it be adapted to do the same for M**G

Anonymous said...

Does it fuck.

MJS said...

As someone who lives on Harcourt Rd, anything to improve the appearance of that existing building with smashed windows etc, will be welcomed

free samples for Harcourt Rd residents would also be welcome

Anonymous said...

Is there any update on this? I would love to get involved!

Anonymous said...

This is isn't a planning application, or recommendation. It's a 'lawful development certificate'.

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