Shipping Containers for Brewers and Distilleries

Shipping containers can be used for a host of different industries, they are relatively cheap, versatile and offer a fantastic storage solution. We regularly get calls from brewers and distilleries who are looking a shipping container to store equipment, barrels and even to house a small brewery! Due to their versatile nature, shipping containers can be transformed from a simple steel box to a complete brewery operation with a relatively small budget.

Shipping containers can be easily picked up and moved around the world, therefore you could make a portable micro brewery or you can use them simply to ship equipment or products around the world. This makes containers an attractive and cost effective solution to traditional brick and mortar brewery’s which are extremely costly to build and run.

Storage for Brewers & Distilleries

Smart grey repainted 10ft container
10ft Grey Refurb

Our extensive range of condensation treatment options and insulation kits can mean its very easy to store food grade (or brewing) ingredients in shipping containers free from any risk of condensation or water damage.

More often than not when we supply shipping containers for brewers and distillers we find them being used for additional general or ingredient storage on site. For many we can offer our range of refurbished shipping containers which offer excellent value, but are also repainted in the customer’s choice of colour externally.

Operational refrigerated containers (Reefers) are also popular with breweries. Reefers offer excellent temperature-controlled storage allowing brewers/distilleries to store their products and ingredients at the required temperature. Reefers also come with a food grade interior with jet washable floors and walls for easy cleaning.

Container Conversions for Brewers & Distilleries

Outdoor pop up street bar from converted gold shipping container with outdoor seating area
Singha Street Bar

Due to the structure of a shipping container, they can be easily cut down to size and modified to your exact specifications. We can also supply basic shipping containers for you to convert yourselves. A popular non-standard size is 10ft containers.

Our 2016 Singha beer container that has been converted into a bar is a perfect example of how shipping containers can be used for very unique and funky campaigns. Singha purchased a 20ft side opening container, which they had repainted gold and then fitted out to make a pop up bar for a 10 week for and drink experience in London.

Smart black outdooor bar with refurbished container on the roof for serving

We also helped London based brewery, Signature Brew. They had the ambitious idea of using a container as a street food kitchen on the roof of their bar at their brewery in Walthamstow. We supplied a refurbished container and added serving hatches, insulation and melamine, wipe clean hygiene.

For any shipping container requirements, our team of experts is on hand to help advise on your requirements and to quote for your own project, advise on the best or most cost effective ways to meet your aim or target including helping with delivery to any site within the UK. offer the UK’s largest online range of shipping containers for sale with a nationwide network of storage and conversion yards and crane equipped delivery vehicles.

If you need a shipping container feel free to browse our online range of shipping containers for sale. You can also call us on freephone 0808 1234 215 any time 9am – 5pm weekdays and our team will be happy to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, you can use our online shipping container quote form or request a telephone callback. In both cases we aim to get back to you within 1-2 working hours (may take longer for more detailed quotes).


Thanks to: Cotswold Distillery, Samuel Adams and Singha Beer
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