I'm opening a 10bbl brewery in Sebastopol, CA this year, and have just about everything in order. One thing that I haven't found a lot of consensus on is appropriate brewery apparel. I've seen first hand everything from shorts and flip-flops (seriously) to boiler suits you'd probably wear while cleaning up ground zero.
Odd, no single supplier seems to have brewery-specific apparel. You'd think that at least one workwear supplier would cater to this niche.
The main hazards are obviously heat-related, with some chemical considerations. I've seen galoshes almost universally - these don't breathe well (hence the waterproof) - and I can't seem to find them in widths (I have a EEEE width foot). Are coveralls best? Pants and work shirts? Aprons?
What do you use in your brewery? Is it resistant to boiling liquids / steam?
Noah A. Bolmer
Owner, Barley and Hops Tavern