Paint and a Pint – HMG Decorative coatings used in Brewery Expansion

HMG Paints’ range of decorative coatings have been utilised by award winning Howard Town Brewery, based in Glossop. Having occupied a modest 1,500 sq ft unit at absolute capacity for over a decade, Howard Town embarked on a painstaking renovation of a 6,000 sq ft warehouse next door, putting in a state-of-the-art, Simatec brewhouse.

Howard Town Brewery

As part of the renovation Howard Town Brewery worked closely with HMG Paints to specify the correct coatings. Due to the environment a unique coating was developed by the Manchester based company dubbed “Brewery Paint”. The high gloss anti-microbial acrylic coating was utilised on the walls and ceiling of the refurbished brewery.  The coating utilises as silver ion additive which provides lasting and effective protection against harmful bacteria, mould, fungi and viruses by up to 99.99%.

Howard Town is best known for being a traditional cask brewery with a long-standing reputation for quality cask ale, meticulous about balance and consistency. As part of the refurbishment HMG’s standard range of decorative products were also used in the new Tap Room where customers can sample the beers on site. For the Tap Room the company used HMG’s Vinyl Matt Emulsion and Trim Paints which were colour matched to the Howard Town brand colours.

Unfortunately, the impact of COVID has meant that customers haven’t been able to fully embrace the new Tap Room and see the full impact of the refurbishment. However, that hasn’t stopped innovative owners, husband and wife team Stuart and Emma Swann, who have recently launched a new ecommerce website,, where customers can purchase beers no matter where they are in the UK.

“This project highlights what HMG does best, in working with Howard Town we found a bespoke solution for their needs” comment Paddy Dyson, Marketing Manager. “Being a local manufacturer was also key as we could manufacture and deliver the paint directly to Howard Town as it was needed.”

Howard Town brewery is an award-winning brewery and brewery tap based in Glossop, Derbyshire on the edge of the peak district national park. 15 minutes’ walk from Glossop railway station.

Howard Town Brewery was established in 2005 and has been producing award winning cask ales ever since. Find out more or purchase the beers via For more information on HMG Decorative Products you can visit

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