Thornbridge outlines expansion plans

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Drinks: Beers
Location: England
Other: Business

Bakewell-based brewer Thornbridge has announced further expansion plans, including a new brew house and boosting capacity at its main brew house.

The new brew house will be dedicated to cask beers, while extra capacity at the existing brewery will provide increased capacity for its bottled and keg products.

The brewery, who’s beers include the multi award-winning Jaipur, opened in 2005. Last year saw it invest £1.6m in a new bottling line and fermentation vessels, which saw it boost sales with retailers such as Waitrose and Marks and Spencer and with new national listings in Tesco, Asda and Morrisons.

Thornbridge CEO, Simon Webster, said: ‘We’ve enjoyed really strong growth in both keg and cask. We have always made cask beer and always will.  Our next stage of planning at the brewery will focus on building a new brew house dedicated to cask beers, while at the same time increasing the production capacity to the main brew house, to meet increasing demand for bottles and keg.

‘We have demand for our beers and also the space in which to expand, so we are really well placed to move forward with the plans during 2018.’

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Claire Dodd

As a freelance journalist, Claire has written about pretty much any topic you can imagine, from which are the best sausages, to how to flood-proof your home. However, her writing on drinks began when she landed a job as a features writer for the Publican magazine in 2007. Adjusting to a lifestyle of sampling the best drinks from around the world was tough, but someone had to do it. Having left the title in 2011, today Claire focuses on drinks and travel writing for both consumer and trade titles. Aside from searching the globe for the best drinks, and the nicest spots to consume them, she also judges global brewing competitions and keeps an eye on the business moves of the on-trade.

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