Beaverworld is located in Ponders End, Enfield, on a six-acre plot and will be able to produce 90m pints a year
The brewery will also create up to 150 jobs. It's been eight years in the making since Logan Plant, Beavertown founder, started brewing in his kitchen, and will come to fruition as a result of Heineken's minority stake purchase in the brewery in 2018. £40m went into funding the build.
Beaverworld comprises a brewhouse, packaging space, warehouse, logistics hub and offices, while manufacturer Krones has been working on incorporating all the latest tech and equipment in the brewhouse which will also encourage energy efficiency.
'Beaverworld has been a long time in the making and we’re thrilled that we’ve now started brewing on site in Enfield,' said Logan Plant, Beavertown Brewery's founder. 'We’re confident that with Beaverworld, we have created a quality-driven brewery with passion and love for the craft at its core. Beaverworld is the answer to our dream of getting more Beavertown in the hands of the masses and we could not be more excited that it’s now up and running. With Beaverworld we’re expecting to create our own lasting legacy.'
'This is the culmination of many years of hard work from Logan and the whole team at Beavertown,' commented Jochen Van Esch, craft development director for Heineken. 'Our partnership meant they could open a state of the art brewery – the largest brewery in London. It means even more people can enjoy Beavertown beers in pubs and at home, and we will facilitate this where we can. Logan and his team of highly creative craft visionaries will be able to experiment and collaborate with other brewers and share knowledge – ultimately adding excitement to the British beer scene, value to pubs and more choice for beer lovers.'
It's said that Beaverworld will be able to deliver a maximum capacity of 500,000hl a year and brew 150hl batches, 10 times more than in its previous Tottenham site.