The Lyme Regis Brewery
Our brewery has a four barrel brew length (the amount of beer we can brew in one go). This amounts to about 1150 pints or 16 firkins (the standard cask you see being used in most pubs). The arrangement of tanks is the classical one: hot liquor tank, mash tun, wort kettle (or copper) and fermenting vessels. These are made of stainless steel. Our production limit is a consequence of the space available (about 36m2). We have two fermenting vessels so we usually brew twice a week. In the busy summer months we manage a third brew to try and keep up with customer requirements.
Our brewing process is the same as that used by most microbreweries. We use no additives with our ingredients but we do use finings to clear the cask beer. No isinglass finings are used in our bottled beers, so these should be suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Cobb bitter is made using only English grown hops, however our other beers contain hops from further afield.
Before renovation the brewery looked like this:
The building had formally housed the batteries that kept Lyme Regis's electricity supply going during the night.
The Brewery Today
We have the River Lym running beneath the brewery, so may be the only brewery in England to be situated over water.