The Big Bang – Where Did Atom Come from?

At the bar

In the beginning there was nothing. A cold and empty industrial unit sat bare and unloved, waiting for the instant to happen. As Heisenbergs uncertainty principle states - the more precisely the position of a particle is determined, the less precisely its momentum can be known. In a similar way, the more precisely the date for the beginning of Atom could be pinned down, the less complex and creative the brewery would be. But in the end, from nothing, came Atom.

After much hard work, crazy welding, a lot of scrubbing and amazing support from friends and family, Atom Brewing arrived on the scene around January 2014 (or did it?). Created by Allan Rice and Sarah Thackray out of their passion for beer and science, Atom has created over 14 different beers in its first year and supplies the best beer bars in the country.

Atom aims to blend scientific principle, brewing knowledge and raw enthusiasm to create beers that are full of big flavours, use world class ingrediants and display their own unique style. Ultimately the process of making beer (whether traditional or off the wall) is the most exciting part of what we do. There is nothing better than experimenting on our brew kit to make a new beer.

A beer from Atom should be of excellent quality, unique flavor and eminently quaffable. But in addition to this, it must also have that certain je ne se quoi - in the words of Albert Einstein;

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?

Atom follows this theme with its focus on science and education; brewery tours are run weekly for the public, giving an overview of the brewing process and run by our knowledgeable team, we run an 8-week long intensive Beer School for beer lovers wanting to improve their knowledge and craft and we provide educational tours for school groups tailored specifically to subject specifications. In addition to this we are actively involved in scientific research, collaborating with Hull University and the Science without Borders programme to study complex carbohydrate characteristic of beer.

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Meet the team

  • Chief beer geek & Co-founder
  • Silver back
  • The Fixer
  • The professor & Co-founder
Kimmo's photo
  • The Running Man
Jack's photo
  • Chief Bear


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India Pale Ale

Lots of malt and big juicy hops are what go into making our flagship India Pale Ale. Think uber drinkable and thirst quenching & you're halfway there.


Abv: 5.6%, OG: 53, IBU: 60

Malts: Pale, Vienna, Crystal, Wheat

Hops: Chinook, Centennial

Availability: permanent 9g cask

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Pale Ale

Like all good brewers, we love our pale ales! This is our core pale ale, lots of malt, bags full of hops, always changing, first up cascade & Chinook!


Abv: 4.5%, OG: 45, IBU: 30

Malts: Pale, Munich, Caralight, Wheat

Hops: Cascade, Summit

Availability: permanent 9g cask, 330ml Bottle

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Blonde Ale

Sometimes you just need a beer that is fresh, smooth, citrus and easy to drink.


Abv: 4.0%, OG: 40, IBU: 22

Malts: Pale, Wheat, Carapils, Munich, Roast Barley

Hops: Brewers Gold

Availability: permanent 9g cask

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Dark Alchemy

We love our porters and we love our spicy food! So we had to brew this... Combining a rich complex malt bill with the bitterness and aroma from lots of Cardamon & Coriander & no hops, to create a porter rich in body, super smooth & brimming with character. Perfect with a hot spicy dish.


Abv: 4.9%, OG: 51, IBU: 10

Malts: Pale, Crystal, Wheat, Carafa III, Chocolate, Roast Barley, Melanoidin, Carared

Spices: Coriander, Cardamon

Availability: permanent 9g cask, 330ml Bottle


Brewing Science

Science Blackboard


Atom interior with logo

Unsurprisingly we love to talk about beers and our brewery. Brewery tours last 2 hours with a beer on arrival (soft drinks or tea /coffee are available for the designated driver) followed by your tour of the brewery. You will learn about the brewing process, eat some malt, sniff some hops and have more beer (or coffee). Hear about the why's and how's of Atom, what we are about, the science behind ours beers and drink some more beer (or more coffee!). Tours cost £10 each, and dependent on your group size, times are flexible-

Private tours: If you already have a group of 6 - 15 people (minimum tour size is 6 people), give us a call and arrange a time. We can accommodate most evenings and weekends for birthday parties / work nights out / sports teams etc.

Public tours: Every Friday evening at ~7pm. Call and book into a slot on a tour. Great for individuals or couples wanting to visit the brewery.

To book then drop us an email at or call 01482 820 572.



Atom Phobos + Deimos

Phobos + Deimos- Fear and Loathing.

Posted 30 Oct 2014

No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well...maybe ...

Brew School

Beer School

Posted 26 Aug 2014

Atom Beer School Love beer? Want to learn more? Then why not come learn about beer from those who make it? Starting on the 8th September 7-9pm at the ...


Carfest North 1st - 3rd August

Posted 30 Jul 2014

CarFest North and South have been a dream team of cars, music, food, family and ultimately some good honest fun, all in aid of BBC Children in Need. From ...

Big French Bike Ride

Big French Bike Ride

Posted 03 Jul 2014

As a brewery that has a number of cycle fanatics we thought it would be rude not to produce a wee beer with a big hit for the big ...

Atom Beers


Posted 19 May 2014

Enlightenment. Noun the action or state of attaining or having attained spiritual knowledge or insight Part of the Northern Alliance series. This collaboration between Atom Beers and Northern Monk ...



Posted 05 Apr 2014

A couple of months back we got asked by the team at Craft Beer Co london if we would like to be part of Craft 100 in April. Needless ...



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Atom Distribution works with some of the best breweries in the UK and worldwide to supply the on-trade with amazing beers. A wider range of suppliers (such as Pilot and Hammerton Ales) trust us to distribute their beers in excellent condition across the UK and beyond.

The range is constantly changing, we aim to have a fresh selection of beers every 7 to 10 days, as they arrive to us they will be delivered straight to you. We don't just list beers for the sake of it, we are as equally passionate about our distribution arm as we are with our own beer and as such, the beers and other products we supply we love with equal measure.

You can expect to see breweries ranging from, Tiny Rebel, Buxton, Cromarty, Four Pure, Beavertown, Red Brick, Granville Island and many more. We also supply the biggest range of Scottish beers in England.

If you want to order products you need to be a registered customer of Atom Distribution. To register please contact us on .


Touch base with us


Unit 4
Food & Tech Park
Malmo Road
Sutton Fields Industrial Estate (West)
Hull HU7 0YF



01482 820 572