A two-man brewing firm called Pilot Beer are seeking permission from city planners to set up a microbrewery in an industrial unit at 22 Jane Street.
According to the planning application the proposed use is for “a small-scale microbrewery capable of producing approximately 2500 litres per week if run at maximum capacity. Unit will house brewery equipment and materials for brewing as well as a small office.
“Casks will be filled with beer and delivered/collected from the unit as required. Any bottling taking place will be manual and will not involve any noisy machinery.”
They go on to add: “It should be noted that proposal is for a small-scale independent brewery, capable of being run solely by the two business directors, but there is anticipated to be scope for providing employment opportunities for a small team in the near future.
“Jane Street is a busy industrial estate and it is anticipated that there be no significant reason why the brewery would cause any more disruption to the local area than any other business type involving a unit of this nature.”
We’re pretty sure most Leithers would welcome a bit of economic diversification in the neighbourhood.
And assuming that Pilot Beer do get the go ahead for their brewery it may mean that next time the Leith Agency launch a Leith branded beer for us all to enjoy, that it could actually be made in Leith – rather than Alloa.
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