West Yorkshire-based Saltaire Brewery has invested more than £1m in a new brew kit, which has doubled the business’s brewing capacity to over 100,000 pints per week.
The investment follows continued and growing demand for Saltaire beer, particularly from the four major supermarkets; ASDA, Morrisons, Sainsburys and Co-op, who have significantly increased distribution both in terms of new lines listed and increased store availability.
What’s more, the brewery has already successfully managed a seamless transition from the old kit to the new with customers and consumers seeing no variation in taste or quality since the change in April.
Ewen Gordon, Managing Director at Saltaire Brewery, said: “We’ve enjoyed year-on-year growth since the business was founded 12 years ago and the rise in the popularity of craft beer has almost certainly played a significant part of that.
“The new brew kit will be instrumental in allowing us to grow more ambitiously over the next year, we’ve got our sites set on a number of other significant developments and additions to the business which will also support our growth plans and enable us to get our beer out there to more and more people.
“It’s a really exciting period of growth for the business, and the investments we’ve made so far will only go to support the demand for our products on a national level.”
The brewery, which was founded in 2005 and sits proudly next to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Saltaire Village, in West Yorkshire, has won five major beer awards in the past six months for some of its most successful beers:
- Kala Black IPA was awarded Best Dark Beer in the World at the International Brewing Awards, Silver in the Black IPA Category at the World Beer Awards and Silver in the Premium Strong Beers Category at the SIBA National Awards;
- Triple Chocoholic stout was presented with a Gold award in the Speciality Beer Category at the CAMRA Great British Beer Festival;
- SaltaireXS Imperial IPA was also presented Gold in the Imperial / Double IPA Category at the World Beer Awards.
Saltaire Brewery is available in almost all major supermarkets including; Booths, Waitrose, Tesco, Morrisons, M&S, Sainsbury’s, Co-op, ASDA. To date, the brewery has developed more than 60 different beers, including the permanent favourites, Saltaire Blonde and Cascade Pale Ale.
For more information visit www.SaltaireBrewery.co.uk