Dorset Brewer Gets Tanked Up
7:52am 24th July 2014
Dorset's Hall and Woodhouse are making major progress with their new £5M brewery.
16 beer tanks have now been craned into place at the site in Blandford.
Head Brewer Toby Heasman watched with great interest: "The new tanks are different sizes, holding between 15,000 and 50,000 litres each. They will be used for the fermentation and maturation of Badger ales and this is another important stage of the journey of moving from the old brewery to the new one. As Head Brewer this is a very satisfying part of the process as it's not often a brewer gets to take delivery of 16 vessels in one day. Watching the contractors inch the vessels into place was quite something, with the crane extended to full length. The lifting team certainly earned its beer money!"
In the next two weeks, there will be more developments as the wall and roof cladding is completed. Greendale, the building contractor, has also started to pour the concrete foundations for the new packaging hall which will then be completed with a new steel framed building.