Bath Ales will be ‘put on the map’ following St Austell Brewery’s ambitious and multi-million pound plans to double brewing capacity.
The proposed new-look brewery will give Bath Ales the opportunity to create new beer styles in cask, keg and bottles. Plans also include a lauter tun, which will enable the company to brew traditional continental style lagers alongside its range of premium ales.
Musk Engineering Ltd has been tasked with building the new brewery at the existing headquarters in Warmley, between Bath and Bristol. Once complete, there will be a total brewing capacity of up to 50,000 brewers’ barrels – that equates to more than 14.5m pints.
‘When we announced the coming together of St Austell Brewery and Bath Ales we committed to a long-term significant investment in the brands, pub estate, people and the brewing facilities,’ said James Staughton, chief executive, St Austell Brewery.
‘At both breweries, there’s a continued appreciation of only crafting the highest quality beers,’ added brewing director, Roger Ryman, who oversees production at Bath Ales and St Austell Brewery. He said he's hugely excited about the year ahead and the future prospects at the new Hare Brewery.
Work on the Hare Brewery will get underway in September and is expected to be complete by Spring 2018.