Work has been completed on a new £1.5 million brewery which is being built on farmland in the Midlands.
Purity Brewing Co, based near Henley-in-Arden in Warwickshire, plans to increase its production up to 140,000 pints of beer every week – a 150 per cent increase in brewing capacity – after the investment.
The company has grown its reputation as one of the region’s top beer makers since crafting its first barrel of Pure UBU in December 2005.
The installation of the brewing system began in early April, just after Purity achieved the major milestone of completing its 2,000th brew, and Purity has now produced 14 million pints of beer in total – more than enough to fill three Olympic size swimming pools.
The semi-automated brewing system has been imported from manufacturer Braukon, based in Germany.
Paul Halsey, managing director, said: “We’ve experienced incredible growth and success since 2005. We needed to take the company to the next level so we’ve made a big investment with this expansion and Purity will continue to grow in the short to medium term, with fantastic prospects for the long-term.
“The new plant will be up and running by mid to late summer. But our expansion isn’t just restricted to the new brewhouse.
“We’ve always had a strong commitment to supporting the environment, as all waste products are recycled through a pond and wetland system.
“This sustainable eco-system helps minimise carbon dioxide emissions and encourage wildlife diversity. As part of the brewery expansion, the wetland system has now increased in size to cope with new volumes.”