ABANDONED warehouses once set to become a convenience store have instead been turned into a new brewery.

Holler Brewery, in Elder Place just off London Road, Brighton, is one of the few breweries in the city where you can see the production of beer while enjoying your drink.

The new site includes a taproom, where customers can drink beer and learn more about the range from the experts on site.

Steve Keegan, founder of Holler Brewery, said supermarket giant Tesco was never given the go ahead to build on Elder Place so he stepped in and started to build the brewery last November.

Steve, 36, said: “Everyone seems to love it so far. The space is so open, which is what we aimed for. We want to allow people to see how the drink in their hand is being made.

“It’s very open plan so people can see the production of the beer.”

The brewery has teamed up with pizza restaurant Fatto a Mano to deliver pizzas on demand to enjoy with the beer.

Holler Brewery produces a range of beers from traditional cask ales to new England Indian Pale Ales, which echoes its tagline “beer for all”.

Steve’s girlfriend, Bethany Warren, 32, decorated the interior while designer Billy Mather, 32, created the artwork on the bottles.

Steve said: “We all know each other really well and everyone seems to love working together so far.

“Most of us have known each other for a while anyway.”

Holler Brewery started in Uckfield in 2016 but once it reached capacity, Steve decided to expand and move to Brighton.

He said: “Once we have settled in we will be brewing around 6,000 litres of beer each week. Not only will we be able to supply more pubs, we’ve also got a place that customers and the public can come and have a drink with the brewers and find out more about what we do.”

The Holler team also plans to use its new space to host events with charities, brewers and comedians.

Steve said: “The occasion of a pint is as important to us as the liquid in the glass, and hopefully we’ve managed to make a space that will be able to create many memorable evenings.”

The taproom is open every day from 4pm on Monday to Thursday and from noon on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.