Cumbrian Brewery’s business grows nearly 30 per cent
Eden Brewery, which is based in the 14th century Brougham Hall, near Penrith, has also seen its profit margin more than double.
Head brewer Jason Hill said he believed the 28 per cent growth in turnover was down to a combination of the quality of its products and shrewd collaborations with key local businesses.
As well as producing a special 100th anniversary beer for high quality butchery and deli Cranstons in 2014, Eden Brewery also began making a range of three beers especially for the Westmorland Group to sell at its award winning Tebay Services and other outlets.
Eden Brewery, which is based in the former kitchens of Brougham Hall, began production in March 2012.
Last year it continued to see increased demand for its range of experimental craft beers named after characters, events and props from the film Withnail and I.
In 2015 Eden Brewery will produce a special beer for Eden District Council to help promote the area’s food and drink industry during English Tourism Week.
Mr Hill said: “Eden Brewery has been a very exciting place to work in the over the past year. Demand for our beer has been huge and it is extremely satisfying to see all the hard work we have put into promoting and developing our products paying off.
“There are so many breweries in Cumbria that we needed to think carefully about the best way to market our products in a highly competitive environment. We have designed our range of products so that we have something to appeal to all tastes. This year we will continue producing the experimental, and often strong, Withnail range which uses ingredients such as chilli and Seville oranges, as well as our traditional English ales and our ‘hop forward’ range of highly hopped and deeply flavoursome brews.
“We are looking forward to staying on track into 2016 and seeing the brewery grow even more in that time.”
To find out more about Eden Brewery and its beers go www.edenbrewery.com