Sunday, 12 August 2012
Oast House Olympics
The Oast House (in shadow to the left) is a rarity in Spinningfields in that it is trying to look old rather than cool or modern, as the rest of the area aspires to. Modelled on an old Kent oast house it has become a popular watering hole of the after work crowds, whatever the weather. It was only built late in 2011 and is not somewhere I would frequent myself- the hog roasts put me off to start with...
An oast house or hop kiln is a building designed for kilning (drying) hops as part of the brewing process. They can be found in most hop-growing regions, which are not really found here in the north-west but more in the south-east.