Inside the Brewery
Located in a railway arch just behind Peckham Rye station we have managed to pack in a pretty sizeable microbrewery operation. Tanks have been custom made to fit snuggly side by side maximizing every available square foot. We have also gone skyward, building a mezzanine floor to store the grain and hops. We can eek out about 1,100 litres on our 5bbl brewhouse which means we have to brew three times to fill our newest 3,000 litre fermenters. In all we have nine fermentation tanks; two originals at 900 litres (they look so sweet), three tanks at 2,500 litres and four tanks at 3,000 litres. All in all we have room for 21,300 litres or 37,483 pints at one time. Each brew takes up to five hours, with some days brewing twice.
The beer is held in tank for up to four weeks to allow the yeast to convert the sugars to alcohol and carbon-dioxide and help improve flavour and aroma – you just can’t rush it! We lager our Peckham Pils for a further two weeks to make it crisp and clean.
We never use finings in our beers, so our beers are naturally hazy and packed full of flavor.
It’s hard physical labour but we have a team of dedicated brewers who get their heads down and crack on. If you’d like to see first hand the process, why not come down and muck in. We always welcome an extra pair of hands cleaning casks or raking out the mash.
If you are interested in booking a brewery tour then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org