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Tyson is a beer hound and cheese addict living in the beery metropolis paradise known as Manchester
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Saturday, 24 July 2010

New Brewery For Bury

Excitement continues to mount with the confirmation that Bury is to get its third brewery. Yes, Bury will officially become the brewing capital of Lancashire and, discounting the big boys of Manchester proper, Greater Manchester as well. Did I mention we will have three breweries?

The proposed site of the new brewery is in the little real ale hamlet of Ramsbottom. Formerly Atlas Works, the building is located on Irwell St/Square St. Built in 1888; the business was owned by coppersmith Richard Mason and was known as Irwell Steam Tin Copper and Iron Works-Ramsbottom.

The origins of the building account for the name of the brewery. The Irwell Works Brewery will house a 6 BBL plant and have a fully licensed bar on the first floor and accommodation for the resident licensee on the second floor

One of the people behind the venture, Sara D’arcy, explained: “The primary function of the building is to house a working craft brewery as a tourist attraction and secondly as a bar selling beer. Our food will be sourced locally as will our staff and services.”

I can see the queue forming now...

9 comments:

Darren T said...

I'll be in that queue! Any idea how long before they're open for business?

David said...

Great news.But would you class Leyden as a brewer?

Tyson said...

As you can see, there's a fair bit to do yet, but they're hoping for an opening in the next couple of months.

RedNev said...

A new brewery is always good news, even though Bury is rather out of my way. You may like to know that further west in Lancashire, a pub in Burscough, the Hop Vine, will be opening a brewery in some outhouses soon.

Tandleman said...

I was alerted to this by my fellow Branch Chairman from Est Lancs following a piece in a local paper there. Let's look forward to it.

Tandleman said...

Or East Lancs even.

Barry said...

This has got the ticking world talking. A new brewery is always to be welcomed. However, I hope the Red Rose brewery connection doesn't lead to problems.

Anonymous said...

Barry, what are you insinuating...

melissa said...

No-one involved with this new brewery has any connection whatsoever with Red Rose brewery and has not done since dec 2009. Red Rose brewery did not supply the beer tent at the Tatton Park Old Hall Medieval Fare 2010 as advertised (unknown to Red Rose) and anyone purporting to be involved with Red Rose was doing so under false pretences.