The Zymurgorium will be located in south Manchester & will produce everything from beer, cider & even mead!
It will focus upon novel flavours either being from local foraged produce or unusual flavours such as kiwi.
The drinks will also have a meaning to them either historical, world awareness/charity (e.g. some profits from Kiwi pale ale will go towards helping endangered animals) or just the enjoyment of foraging.
The Zymurgorium intends to develop the local surroundings, ensuring it’s greenness and reduced carbon impact by helping to produce community grow zones/orchards (like Todmorden www.incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk) which the ingredients can be used in the brews.
All the waste from the brewing processes can also then be sent to the Wythenshawe farm or to local smallholders for food/compost.
It also plans to hold community brewing days for volunteer foragers so similar to some cider producers such as Moss Cider; where some of the brew will be shared amongst the volunteers.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
It's a completely unique idea in UK & possibly the world. The Zymurgorium won't only be there for products/growing food it's also to educate people in how the brewing world works & has evolved; Giving a much needed lift to the park/community & will add just that little more variation into the area.
The Zymurgorium will solve the problems breweries face of trying to include participation by becoming a community brewery; I've been an avid forager since I was a boy with my father; this as an aspect to the brewery. The Zymurgorium is in south of Manchester & borders Cheshire; the lands are rich in wild food that's mostly left to rot such as herbs, berries & fruits. Involving the community by taking groups out to help forage for the raw materials used in the brewing process, teaching what things are safe to eat & also when the brewing process is done they share in the bounty; so learn & take something away for the effort. The Zymurgorium also plans to help renovate dilapidated buildings.
Steps to get it done:
The Zymurgorium hopes to grow and with the growth hopefully it'll have more influence on the local community by helping the restoration of some of Wythenshawe's oldest and most vulnerable buildings.
The Zymurgorium once established hopes to go into the local schools and colleges to help young people realise the negatives to some drinking styles e.g. binge drinking but also pointing out the positives to try and help mediate underage drinking or to minimise young drinking problems.
The Zymurgorium also plans to build Manchester's first micro-distillery in the future. The spirits again will be produced in the same ethos as the beers and mead where local foraged and grown ingredients will be used to flavour gins and liqueurs.
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