Brewery and ‘beer experience centre’ planned for Glasgow

Inn House Brewery Company has asked the city council for permission to open the venue in Finnieston.

Brewery and ‘beer experience centre’ planned for Glasgow

Plans have been lodged for a new brewery, bar and restaurant in Glasgow’s west end.

Inn House Brewery Company has asked the city council for permission to open a “brewery and beer experience centre” on Finnieston’s Haugh Road.

The proposal says several businesses would operate from the premises, with the bar and restaurant catering for up to 200 customers.

Plans for a brewery and bar were previously granted consent in March 2017 but permission expires after three years.

Plans: 'A place for people to congregate'

The application said: “With the expanse of residential accommodation in the Finnieston area the site is envisaged to provide a place for people to congregate and enjoy company in a transformed post-industrial building.

“The area will be comfortably laid out in a lounge style to encourage mixed use activities such as meetings, dining, local group events, a break out space for those home brewing in the school and of course a venue for those here to drink great beer.”

The site’s principal use will be the brewery, with a production capacity of 7000 hectolitre per annum, which will be complemented by the restaurant and bar, a planning statement added.

It “will be used to brew a variety of new house brands which will be served on-site” and include a semi-automatic canning line as well as kegging equipment.

Some hand bottling would be carried out on site. An off-licence and outdoor seating area are also included in the plans.

Application: 'Home brewers, beer drinkers and casual diners all accommodated for'

The statement said: “The vision is to create an experience venue where multiple use customers can enjoy the environs of the building.

“Home brewers, beer drinkers, casual diners, locals, guest brewers and those wishing to learn about beer will all be accommodated for.”

The restaurant’s menu would focus on “local ingredients and clever recipes using the beer yeast as a bi-product of the brewing process”.

Brewing lessons would be available on site for customers who want to make their own products.

“This room would also be used for private tastings and as a tour starting and ending point of the brewery subject to further development and design at a later date,” the plans stated.

The brewery would open from 6am to 8pm six days per week while the meeting, dining and social space would open from noon until midnight every day of the week.

Story by local democracy reporter Drew Sandelands

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