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Williams Bros Brewing Co plans urban brewery in Glasgow

Published:  16 October, 2013

The Williams Bros Brewing Co in collaboration with C&C Group has filed a planning application to start an urban craft brewery in Glasgow's historic East End.  

The craft brewery, Drygate Brewing Company, will include a visitors' centre, a centre of brewing excellence, a restaurant and a beer garden.  

The site, which is next to Tennent's Wellpark Brewery, is housed in an old box factory and is located in an area that has significant tourist traffic. 

Scott Williams, co-owner of Williams Bros Brewing Co and managing director, said: "Glasgow's Drygate is close to many of the city's tourist hotspots, including Glasgow Cathedral, the Provand's Lordship, the St Mungo Museum and the High Street area, and is 5 minutes' walk from the city centre; it is the perfect location for what we have planned. We think this will be a major regeneration of the Duke Street area."

The application was filed on October 14 and, if approved, is set to open in 2014. "We're genuinely excited by the possibilities Drygate Brewing Company offers, and can't wait to brew our first beer and open the doors to all visitors in spring 2014," said Williams.

The visitor centre will provide tours and allow consumers to see the brewing process, while the Brewing Centre of Excellence will focus more on education for home brewers, student brewers and other microbrewers to develop their own recipes, techniques and increase knowledge sharing.