Who would have thought that the noble craft of brewing was a
bureaucratic minefield? I suppose it’s symptomatic of the nanny state we now live
in, the PC world, the H&S obsessed regime. Anyhow if you have any romantic notions
that setting up a microbrewery is simply about honest hard graft in a quaint disused
farm building then let me highlight a few of the regulatory hoops (consents) you
need to jump through.