On the thirteenth (unlucky for some, but hopefully not for us) of January we, Origin Beer Co, took hold of the premises 6A Tower St in Leith, 34m from the shore and across the road from the Malmaison hotel.
I would like to invite you all to join us on our journey, from career brewers to friends to starting our own brewery in the heart of Leith. Join us in our tears, joys, frustrations, and ultimately, brilliant beer, made with passion in a space and brewery you have seen develop, literally, from the ground up.
We signed the lease on the property on the 6th of January after months of negotiation and planning. We were determined to gain this premises after first visiting and falling in love with the location. Even though it was a wee bit smaller than we would have liked, working with a team of architects turned this problem into a golden opportunity. A mezzanine would be added to create floor space and the ultimately a viewing platform, so you can enjoy your beer while being part of the process and seeing exactly which tank it came from.
But before we could start on the mezzanine, we had to put our hardhats on and be demolition experts. We have to strip out the entire building, taking it back to a bare unit.