After pusuing career paths as varied as a cloakroom attendant in the Mud Club in the 80s, a tarmacker, owner of a scaffolding company a brief stint in fashion, a sucessful stint as a female impersonator on cruise ships, and finally running a tour bus business for rock bands, I decided to get a proper job doing something useful to make the world a safer place for my children to grow up in.


The result is Heavy Industry Brewing, a project which began in 2009 with a course at Brewlab  in Sunderland studying British Brewing Technology with the secret intention of getting out and then kegging the shit out of everything. Whilst there, I became enamoured with cask ale and was lucky enough to work as a general dogsbody at the Purple Moose Brewery in Porthmadog for the summer of 2009, where I learned the ins and outs of process and running a brewery. 


We began brewing on our ten barrel brewkit in the summer of 2012, and since then we have built up a solid and diverse core range of beers, and won numerous awards at regional and national level. We aren't resting on our laurels and will be bringing out more specials and investing in expanding our keg beer range in the near future.


Thanks and respect are due to everybody who has been and is involved in this project so far ,and of couse to the drinkers who have supported us and enjoyed our beers over the last few years. I hope we can continue to entertatain and amuse lovers of tasty beer for a good while to come.


Tom McNeill

Founder & Head Brewer

April 2015




At Heavy Industry, we believe in beer as entertainment. We are not hung up on style. We believe in big, bold and balanced. There is something in our line up to satisfy all tastes provided taste is what you are after.


From a 3.8% session beer to a hefewiessen to a big brash IPA, top quality malts are blended to provide a solid backbone for liberal hopping, dry hopping and even double dry hopping.


Heavy Industry : microbrewed because big is beautiful!