New Brew House for Purity
« Building work has started on a new brew house for Purity Brewing Co
« The new facility will be capable of producing three times the current volume of beer
« Bespoke equipment will enable the production of new styles of beer
Building work has begun on a new brew house, capable of trebling the capacity of Warwickshire-based Purity Brewing Co. This landmark step marks the beginning of a six month build project that has been two years in the making.
At circa £1.4-million, the new brewery is a significant investment for Purity. The project began back in 2010 when Purity submitted its initial request for planning permission.
Paul Halsey, Managing Director, explains: “Since launching Purity in 2005 the business has grown each year. By 2010 the brewery was fast approaching capacity, so we investigated options for future expansion. Working closely with our landlord, farmer Granville Stevens, we developed plans to renovate disused barns on the farm.“
Local companies Sheldon Bosley and SA Mogg Ltd were contracted to design, manufacture and renovate the disused barns. The building work was preceded by two years of extensive project planning and is due for completion in March.
The facility will be fitted with the latest state-of-the-art equipment, capable of producing a wide range of styles of beer. Designed and manufactured in Germany by specialists BrauKon, the kit will be shipped in a modular format and installed in a matter of weeks, ready for testing.
Purity is the first all-cask ale brewery in the UK to install a BrauKon brew house. Klaus Rauchenecker of BrauKon comments: “The new facility will provide the highest standards of beer quality and consistency. It has been designed to deliver energy savings and reduce waste in line with Purity’s environmental values.”
Florent Vialan, Director of Brewing at Purity, adds: “We will start the switch over by simultaneously brewing in both old and new facilities to achieve continuity in beer quality. We hope to be brewing solely in the new brew house by the middle of the year and plan to expand the team accordingly.”
Purity currently brews three award-winning beers: Pure UBU, Mad Goose and Pure Gold. Its beers can be found across the Midlands and via certain outlets nationwide. The launch of a new beer is anticipated towards the end of 2013, details of which are still to be confirmed.