Wednesday, 22 January 2014

More Red Tape than Red Stripe

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.