New Craft Brewery Development for Greene King
Musk Engineering recently completed the installation of a new £600k craft brewery system for Greene King. Greene King is a large brewing company based in Bury that have been brewing quality cask ales for well over 200 years. They are the producers of some well known brands such as IPA, Old Speckled Hen and Abbot Ale.
With a great deal of brewery design experience Musk engineering was required to provide a complete turnkey solution for the new brewery. Starting from the Process design, including all of the design and manufacture of the vessels, installation of the equipment and all the associated services and control systems.
The new semi-automated brew house was designed to take small brews giving facilities to help develop new beers and provide small production runs for seasonal specials. The new brew house is also capable of providing 3 brews in a single day.
The installation was a particular challenge as space in the room was extremely limited and the layout of the design had to fit in well with the brewery tour. The only feasible way to get into the room was also through the front window with other structural steelwork also being an obstacle, limiting the diameter of any of the vessels to 1.95m. As the new brew house is part of the brewery tour the stainless steel tanks and vessels included polished dished tops and oak cladding giving an impressive visual impact.