Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Warehouse Wednesday: Silos

Burton silos2

I've been seeing a lot of oast houses recently while on my travels. Annoyingly, I haven't managed to take photos of these interesting buildings. I did have more luck in Burton, with the huge industrial silos attached to the breweries.

To be honest, I'm a bit hazy as to exactly what these things are actually for,looking at this handy graphic:

and reading the associated blog, I'm still confused. Since this is a Coors brewery and therefore they are probably producing lager, I'm not convinced they are doing anything useful at all. 

Modelling them would need some shiny material and judging by the photos below, some hefty rust streaks.

Burton silos


Geoff said...


I find this Warehouse Wednesday feature interesting, thanks for making the effort to find fascinating sites to photograph. As for the picture taken in Burton; if it's a lager they are making then you must have be looking at some sort of organic chemical plant. Those silver things are probably full of petroleum feedstock ;-)



Paul B. said...

It could be argued that the whole brewing complex in Burton isn't doing anything usefull... but then it could also be said that I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to beer!

Nick Quinn said...

I'm pretty sure they are bright beer tanks, they go between the filtering and packaging bits of the diagram.