Fynefest and other days out


Its been a busy week at Iron Pier - happily I've been well out of it and instead I've been drinking beer at Fynefest in Scotland! This is the second year I've been and the festival was even better than it was last year. Beer highlights came in the form of a farmhouse saison from Bionoc from Italy that was hugely drinkable, Fyne ales/De Molen's Cold Brew Mills and Hills collaboration, and Deya's super refreshing Raspberry Berliner Weisse.

Thanet Beer Festival

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We had a fun weekend at the Wintergardens in Margate for Thanet CAMRA's Easter Beer Festival. Helen and James helped out with CAMRA's learning and development stand introudcing people to the differences in flavour percieved when beer is served in cask and keykeg, as well introducing people to a whole range of brewing ingredients. The idea was well received by attendees and gave us a good opportunity to meet plenty of new people. 

Taproom, Brewery and Wholesale


Its been a whirlwind couple of months at Iron Pier. From our initial Taproom launch and first brews in January to getting our first wholesale pallets of beer in from Moor beer, its been an exciting couple of months. We've had some teething problems with our brewkit but we've been able to put those problems behind us thanks to local company Lynx Engineering.

Beer after Christmas?

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Soooo... We managed to get some beer out before Christmas thanks to the generosity of the good people at Bexley Brewery.

Beer before Christmas?


Unfortunately we have hit some delays waiting for the burner to be fitted to our brewery, luckily however, the good people at Bexley Brewery have come to our rescue and allowed us to brew beer at their place this week. Its been interesting trying to shuttle samples back to Iron Pier for lab tests (in a lab thats lacking a wall or two at the moment) but all seems to be progressing well with the beer, which should go into cask early next week. An English Pale brewed using a variety of hops, including Admiral and First Gold, the initial results are promising.

An overdue update

november2017 update

Its been quite a long time since we've updated the blog. A lot has happened recently and we are getting closer to being able to announce an opening date. The brewery is now in place and we are waiting on the burner being delivered for the kettle before we can get the whole thing commissioned. We are still hopeful of being able to brew beer on site sometime before Christmas.


october2017 update

We've been working hard over the last month to get the brewery building into shape for the floors to be laid, which will happen next week. Walls have been knocked down, drains installed and kitchens moved. Electrical circuits have been removed and new ones installed, not least of all for the large cold store chillers.

First Day!

first day

We have some keys! First day was spent drawing up a plan of attack, but expect some photos of our progress in the coming weeks. Our 24hl brewhouse is on order and the modifications to the building will begin soon. Insulating the cold store is the first thing on the agenda so that we are ready to have the chiller unit installed in a couple of weeks time. Walls need to come down and floors need to be laid, all in time for the brewery to be delivered towards the back end of the year.