What a treat this brewery is. Best tour ever, no really, ever. The brewery was brewing all around us. Got to see a lot of old equipment, still in use.
A pano photo of the brewery. The tall building is where will be in photos in a few.
This is a tower brewery meaning that it is built in a tall building and uses gravity to move liquids. We start at the top. This contraption is a big motor and was used to move supplies up to the top of the tower.
Opposite the caged contraption above, our guide told us about the ‘things’ that go into making beer. Below is the mill.
This part of the mill moves crushed grains to the grist hopper.
Notice the red hopper above the mash tun. Mash tun dates to 1875. Still in use
Oh, want to see the copper in video?
Then the mash is dropped into the hop back. Here it is empty.
Here is a video of it being filed and flowing it into the fermentor.
Did I mention open fermentors?
Here’s an empty one.
Here’s a semi open one.
Here’s where they clean and till the casks.
They have a cooper on staff to build wooden barrels.
Then off to the tasting room.
Here are a few old rakes for turning floor malted grain on display.