THE city's newest brewery and taproom is on track to be completed by the end of June to early July, it has been announced. 

West Walls Brewing Co. is an ambitious project led by lifelong friends, Joe Harrison and Fergus Campbell, who are hard at work renovating the former Twisted Wheel building into a vibrant hub for craft beer enthusiasts. 

Recently the duo has joined forces with students from the University of Cumbria's Graphic Design and Illustration team. 

Ten students were given the challenge of designing four can artwork ideas and corresponding keg badges for the brewery, primed ahead of its summer launch.

Joe Harrison, director of West Walls Brewing Co. said: "Working with the university was a really exciting project for us.

"We were blown away by the quality of the work from all the students, and it made picking a winner extremely difficult.

"In the end, we picked Tyler Lambert (third-year Graphic Design student) as the winner.

News and Star: Tyler Lambert's winning designs for West Walls Brewing Co. Tyler Lambert's winning designs for West Walls Brewing Co. (Image: TLambert)

"His designs were bold, exciting, and really stood out to us while sticking closely to our brand guidelines and design brief.

"We thoroughly look forward to working with him, and the university going forward," he said. 

Damon Mahoney, lecturer in Graphic Design at the University of Cumbria, said: "Joe and Fergus have been brilliant to work with on this exciting project, from providing a professional brief to their enthusiasm in the selection process.

"The students really got stuck into the project and we look forward to collaborating further with West Walls Brewing Co. in the future."

News and Star: Joe and Fergus with the University of Cumbria's Graphic Design studentsJoe and Fergus with the University of Cumbria's Graphic Design students (Image: Supplied)

By supporting local talent and creating engaging spaces, Fergus and Joe aim to make a lasting positive impact on Carlisle’s cultural landscape.

"We see this as a step in the right direction for Carlisle to do more of this and look forward to working with the university on similar projects in the future," said Fergus.

The building is nearing the end of an extensive six-week renovation that included restoring a salvaged maple parquet floor from the former post office building, now The Halston Aparthotel, and installing a 450-litre brew kit.

Some bespoke brewing equipment is expected to arrive in mid-June, after which the exact opening date will be confirmed.

You'll be able to catch Tyler's designs when West Walls Brewing Co. opens its doors this summer.

For more exciting updates on this project, follow them on Instagram @westwallsbrewing, Twitter @westwallsbrew, and Facebook at ‘West Walls Brewing Co.’