Heist Brew Co Converting a Dereltic Building into a Brewhouse and 30-line taproom (in a pandemic)

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We kick Season 3 of the Hop Forward Podcast off with by catching up with Adam France and Dan Hunt: founders of Heist Brew Co.

Heist started brewing back in 2018 out of an old-school house in the ex-mining town of Clowne, Derbyshire, building a reputation for a wide variety of beers.

A move to Sheffield was always on the cards, to create an American style tap room in the thriving cultural quarter of the city in Neepsend.  Having explored several sites, their letting agent showed the aspiring owners around a derelict building with no roof, no cladding and an iron door that needed a good kick to gain entry to the site.

The boys threw themselves into the project and after a couple of months moving forwards at the start of 2020, found themselves quickly with a building project on their hands that had come to a complete standstill due to the lockdown.

Despite all the set backs, including their investors pulling out, Heist Brew Co recently opened their 30-draught line taproom and bar, alongside their brewery, and have been growing in popularity ever since.

To hear the full backstory, we suggest you tune into Episode 1 of the Hop Forward Podcast to get up to speed.


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