PLANS to open a new craft beer brewery in Scotland’s largest city have been unveiled following an alliance between Williams Brothers and Tennent’s owner C&C Group.
Drygate Brewing Company will be located in the east end of Glasgow, on a site that previously housed a box factory.
The space, which is adjacent to Wellpark Brewery, home of Tennent’s lager, is owned by C&C Group. A Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) grant is being sought to assist in the conversion of the site, which is subject to planning permission.
In addition to the brewery itself, the development will include a visitor centre; a ‘brewing centre of excellence’, where home-brewers, students and others can develop recipes and share ideas; and a restaurant, function suite and beer garden.
“The interest in craft brewing, both domestically and worldwide, is growing fast, as we know from our own experience, and we are confident that as a city-based microbrewery, the Drygate Brewing Company will be a big success,” said Williams Brothers co-owner Scott Williams.
“Glasgow’s Drygate is close to many of the city’s tourist hotspots, including Glasgow Cathedral, the Provand’s Lordship, the St Mungo Museum and the High Street area, and is five minutes’ walk from the city centre; it is the perfect location for what we have planned.
“The Drygate Brewing Company will be a celebration of craft beer, of brewing excellence and, most importantly, of great tasting beer.”