Good Things Brewing Co unveils £750,000 closed loop brewery

By Stuart Stone

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Green credentials: Good Things Brewing has sustainability at its heart
Green credentials: Good Things Brewing has sustainability at its heart

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The saying good things come to those who wait has been proved true as a year-long, £750,000, refit of Good Things Brewing Co’s 17th century Sussex home nears completion.

Sussex-based Good Things Brewing Co is ‘primed and ready for the next chapter’, according to its co-founder Chris Drummond following the £750,000 transformation of its 17th century brewing complex.

The year-long makeover – which will allow Good Things to produce up to 500,000 litres of beer per year in a sustainable closed-loop brewery – also saw the opening of an on-site brewery taproom, which served its first pint on 7 February. 

Powered entirely by solar panels, Good Things will brew its core range of four modern craft beers – a Pilsner, a pale ale, an IPA and a low-AVB pale ale (available in can and keg) – on-site in addition to a monthly selection of limited-edition and collaboration brews.

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Epic journey

To mark the pouring of the first pint from its brewery tap, Good Things collaborated with Manchester’s Marble Brewery to create a limited-edition brew to toast good things coming to those who wait.

“It has been an epic journey so far and we’re committed to our vision of brewing the beer we love, that’s better for the world we love,” according to Drummond.

“Good Things is now primed and ready for the next chapter and we have an unbeatable team in place that will help crank things up a notch and take our beer – and our vision – to more people. 

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Closed loop 

Since its launch in 2017, Good Things has operated from its converted 17th century home with the aim of sustainably producing modern beer. 

The beer maker’s brewing process starts with water bored from a 96m deep well on-site and ends with delivery to on and off-trade partners via a fleet of electric-only vehicles, for example.

What’s more, spent grain from the brewing process is put through a green energy dehydrator – invented and patented by the brands founder – to dry overnight. The grain then passes through Good Things’ on-site flour mill to create a ‘00’ grade flour that its creators claim is higher in protein and fibre, and lower in carbs and calories.

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