Beavertown expands brewery to increase volume ten-fold
Beavertown Brewery has announced it is expanding to create “London’s Largest brewery”, known as “Beaverworld”.
The brewery, which is located in Enfield, on a plot of land covering six acres, will see up to 150 jobs created in the local North London area. Beaverworld will allow the brewery to deliver 90,000,000 pints each year, which is 10 times more than before. The brewer said the new facility has been developed to keep up with increasing demand for Beavertown’s beers.
Beaverworld has been eight years in the making, ever since founder Logan Plant first started brewing in his kitchen. The expansion comes after Heineken purchased a minority stake in Beavertown Brewery in 2018, with £40 million going to fund the new brewery. Beavertown has also been making moves to grow its core range of beers with new products including Nanobot.
The concept and design behind Beaverworld includes space for a brewhouse, packaging space, warehouse, logistics hub, and offices. Beavertown has collaborated closely with manufacturer Krones to develop a bespoke Brewhouse incorporating all the latest technology and equipment. It will deliver the best extract efficiency and flavour consistency, while being incredibly energy efficient. It has also been designed to provide the great flexibility Beavertown requires to produce a varied and extensive range of beers. It will allow Beavertown to deliver a maximum capacity of 500,000 hectolitres a year and to brew in 150 hectolitrebatches, producing 90,000,000 pints yearly.
Logan Plant, Beavertown Brewery founder, said: “Beaverworld has been a long time in the making and we’re thrilled that we’ve now started brewing on site in Enfield. We’re confident that with Beaverworld, we have created a quality-driven brewery with passion and love for the craft at its core. Beaverworld is the answer to our dream of getting more Beavertown in the hands of the masses and we could not be more excited that it’s now up and running. With Beaverworld we’re expecting to create our own lasting-legacy.”
Jochen Van Esch, craft development director for Heineken, said: “This is the culmination of many years of hard work from Logan and the whole team at Beavertown. Our partnership meant they could open a state-of-the-art brewery – the largest brewery in London. It means even more people can enjoy Beavertown beers in pubs and at home, and we will facilitate this where we can. Logan and his team of highly creative craft visionaries will be able to experiment and collaborate with other brewers and share knowledge - ultimately adding excitement to the British beer scene, value to pubs and more choice for beer lovers.”