Have you ever wanted to start your own brewery? It’s a dream shared by many beer enthusiasts, but for others, it’s a dream that will never become a reality, not least due to the sheer costs of starting up your own brewery.
The finances required to set up your brewery will depend on how much beer you intend to produce, the location and what equipment you wish to buy. Brewing equipment is very expensive, especially if you are brewing for commercial purposes. You would need to have a mash system, a fermentation system, a cooling system, a filter system, a controlling system and a cleaning system plus a canning or bottling machine. All this plus ingredients and a sizeable property to brew in would set you back hundreds of thousands of pounds…and that’s before you’ve even brewed your first beer.
So, the next best thing to owning your own brewery is to brew in someone else’s, which is known as cuckoo or gypsy brewing.