Camden Town Brewery is to open a major new brewhouse in London’s Enfield, bringing all production in-house. The news comes four months after the company was snapped-up by brewing giant AB InBev.
Camden Town has assured drinkers that all production will still take place in North London, with the new 57,420 sq ft brewery scheduled to open in spring 2017. Its current Camden location by Kentish Town West station will remain operational.
The company said the expansion will allow them to catch-up with demand, as well as the space to experiment with creating new beers, including its new range of single batch specials.
Camden currently also brews at a family-owned brewery in Belgium, to meet demand for its Hells lager
Founder Jasper Cuppaidge said: 'The exciting events of last year have given us a great opportunity to transform Camden Town Brewery from an outstanding London brewery to a world famous one.
'With the support of AB [InBev] and this new addition to our family, built to our exacting standards. Enfield will not only keep all our brewing close to home in North London, but also enable us to make more great beers to satisfy the thirst of beer lovers out there, and maintain our commitment to full flavoured and distinct beers.'
The ‘carbon neutral’ brewery will be located at SEGRO’s Navigation Park in Enfield, alongside the River Lee, and is set to employ up to 70 people over the next two years.
Camden Town met with criticism in December, when it announced its purchase by AB InBev. The news came after a flurry of big name takeovers of independent ‘craft’ brewers by multinational corporations, including Ballast Point (bought by Constellation in November), Meantime Brewing Co (snapped up by SAB Miller last May) and Elysian, which was also bought by AB InBev.