Freewheel Brewing CA USA

October 2012

JBD invades the USA, selflessly volunteering for the installation in Redwood City CA (with a weekend in San Francisco sampling the culture).
Vincent installs the new 5 barrel kit built in Tottington, Bury, Lancashire UK.

Thanks to Malcolm, Irene, Pete, Gary, Larry and all for their hospitality. Extra thanks for Irene for the amazing photographs.

Vincent and Malcolm anchoring the screw auger that carries grain from the grist case to the mash tun


Brewery Construction

Brewery Construction

Brewery Early Days



the last cut of stainless pipe before Vincent returned to the UK


Brewery Construction



Brewery Construction

Brewery Construction












Freewheel Brewery CA USA

2012 Review for JBD

Looking back on 2012 JBD, installed 2 5BB Breweries, 3 10BB Breweries, 3 20BB Breweries, 1 25BB Brewery, and, 1 Craft Distillery. Alongside this we refurbished 2 Breweries, supplied over 6 cask washers, and helped numerous Breweries with small improvements to their existing Breweries. So for helping us to achieve our most successful year we would like to thank the customers we worked with, and wish them successful brewing for the future.

So thank you among others to Twickenham Fine Ales Brewery, Tiny Rebel Brewery, Long Man Brewery,Eden Brewery, Navigation Brewery, Harthill Village Brewery, 9 Standards Brewery, Strathbraan Brewery and not forgetting the remarkable Daniel Thwaites PLC, Dingle Distillery, and the Free Wheel Brewery in California.

SIBA 2013 BeerX

Johnson Brewing Design, the craft brewery manufacture took the opportunity to exhibit at the recent BeerX festival in Sheffield. Along with the other exhibitors JBD found the event a great opportunity to meet up again with old friends and customers and to make the acquaintance of new friends and prospective customers. Oh and to sample some of the great beers available at the show.

JBD manufacture and install Craft Brewery for Daniel Thwaites PLC

The manufacture and installation of a Craft Brewery for the prestigious Brewer Daniel Thwaites was a great way for Johnson Brewing to see out 2011 and welcome 2012. Providing a facility which allows these expert Brewers to innovative and create  new brews and provides the flexibility for short runs. The 30bb Craft Brewery is sited alongside the main ” Star ” Brewery in Blackburn and the installation faced a few challenges however with at one stage an exterior wall being removed to allow installation.

That the investment, planning and effort were worthwhile though can be confirmed by the operation of this First Class new Brewery and the stream of new Beers already flowing from it.

Sow,Reap and Brew

The growth in demand for Cask beer has created a new opportunity for Britain’s farmers.The Cask beer market has proven to be an attractive alternative to traditional Farming .During 2012 JBD has manufactured and installed new cask breweries in three rural locations, and these new breweries have proven so successful that one of these Breweries is already looking to expand their capacity as they strive to meet demand for their beers. To highlight the opportunity JBD has decided to place an advertisement in the National Farmer publication for the first time, with the intention of highlighting this opportunity for diversification and in the hope that more farmers will see the opportunity to improve the profitability of their farm that Cask Beer Brewing offers.

JBD exhibits at SIBA annual conference

For the first time, Johnson Brewing Design will be exhibiting at the 2011 SIBA conference in Stratford upon Avon from 2nd to the 3rd March.

Please feel free to visit the stand to meet us and discuss the services we can provide.