Brewery expands business as demand soars
A CUMBRIAN brewery has expanded its business by investing thousands in new equipment and taking on more space at the medieval hall where it is based.
Eden Brewery, which is based in Brougham Hall, near Penrith, began production in March 2012. The brewery has steadily expanded its range of products and last month installed a new £5,500 Gycol cooling system that will allow it to keep up with increasing demand.
The brewery’s fermentation tanks need to be kept at a steady temperature. However, the previous cooling system was not able to cool enough tanks to keep up with the increasing demand for the brewery’s beer.
As well as purchasing the new system, the brewery has also expanded the amount of space it rents at Brougham Hall to add a warehouse area which can also double as a tap house or microbar for events and beer tastings.
Brewer Jason Hill said: “We’ve hardly had time to breathe this year with the amount of brewing we’ve had to do to keep up with demand. The new cooling system will help us keep on top of this and the new warehouse area will also help deal with the increasing growth in business and give us a space where we can hold tastings and other events.
“It has been hard work since we started up over two years ago but we are firing on all cylinders at the moment. We rebranded our core range earlier this year as well as launching our website, and our special range of Withnail beers and other products we have made in collaboration with local businesses are proving really successful.
“The key thing now is to keep our heads down and consolidate the healthy position we have worked hard to get ourselves into.”
To find out more about Eden Brewery and its range of beers go to www.edenbrewery.com