Thursday, 5 July 2012

SABMiller's British brewery

They may have some big brands but they don't have a big brewery. Last week I got to look at their only British brewery, a pilot plant based in Notthingham university.


Three million quid's worth of kit, and it can make up to a thousand litres of beer at a time. That is a very flash microbrewery. It's mainly devoted to trying out new ways of making lager more efficiently. Most of what they produce is destroyed, apparently it would be unethical to give it away to the students (I bet the students wouldn't have any ethical problems with accepting it though!).

The guy at the brewery said the SABMiller headquarters is in London. But as they have this large office building in Woking, I wonder if he meant London like in 'London' Stansted?:

2 comments:

  1. "Most of what they produce is destroyed, apparently it would be unethical to give it away to the students"

    That's to avoid duty, of course. But I seems such a waste to throw perfectly good beer away, doesn't it?

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  2. Maybe they could organise large and regular tasting panels?

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