The Filling Station founder Matt Kelly converts a 40ft shipping container into a craft beer shop
Created in 2021 the premises is effectively a standard single use 40ft shipping container. Sustainability is an important factor in the design of the beer shop. Matt worked with designers and producers to acquire as much of the components from green sources as possible.
The beer shop is a hit!
Since opening its doors The Filling Station has become a big hit with locals. The craft beer tap room and retail space is rustic in style clad with timber and brick effect.
On the outside there is a beer garden for customers to enjoy. A serving hatch is fitted to provide easy serving during the summer months. The main entrance comprises floor to ceiling glazed sliding doors and steel grip step up.
Customers can choose from a selection of 10 UK craft beers from the draught beer wall. 1 and 2 litre US style beer glass growlers, when sealed, will keep the contents fresh for up to 30 days.
A festival to celebrate the first year in business proved to be a booming success. On the day a stock over 200 beers and ciders meant customers are spoilt for choice.
The container shop demonstrates how using a large recycled shipping container will get you up and running quickly and help make a success of your business.
“People all get behind these initiatives, it’s brilliant to have such amazing support. We know the area and its breweries, and keep up to date with the emerging ones. There are new ones all the time.” Said Matt Kelly.