Bristol-based brewery Moor Beer has acquired a 2,000 square foot premises in London’s Bermondsey Beer Mile.

The new London base, which opens this month, will initially act as a pop-up tap room and warehouse where consumers can sample the brewer’s beers or purchase bottles for the festive period.

After Christmas a refurbishment project will take place followed by an official opening in February.

The move is designed to give extend the brewer’s reach across the capital and the South East.

Moor Beer turned ten this year and the company reported turnover up 74% compared to the previous year.

Owner and head brewer, Justin Hawke, said: “Getting the keys to our new London base means we will increase and improve the supply of our products to a really big market, as well as get involved in an area renowned for its brewing culture. On Enid Street we are neighbours with some other great breweries, like Brew By Numbers and The Kernal Brewery.

“We are investing heavily in more equipment so we can also use the new space to do more barrel aging of our beers, giving our products the time they deserve for the best result.

“We are excited about how this will support our development and future plans to grow. Having a London presence, as well as in our hometown base in Bristol, is perfect to help us move forward.

“2018 and beyond is a great prospect for extending the quality beers we can offer.”

Moor Beer is currently the only producer to have Camra approval for real ale in cans.