Butcombe Brewery has announced a new £4 million investment into the brewery.
Investment is taking place into four new projects, including a new craft beer production unit, newly-installed packaging lines, alongside a beer storage and delivery facility in Bridgwater, creating 12 local jobs in the West Country. In addition, there will be investment at the existing Wrington brewery to increase capacity.
A new bottling and kegging line will be installed at Butcombe’s new second site to bring the quality control of bottled and kegs beers back in house. The development will support the growth in the keg range, including Butcombe Original, as well as Goram (Avon IPA 5%), Blonde (Blonde Ale 4.5%) and Bohemia – 4.7% Pilsner.
The new brewery facility and distribution unit is located just off the M5, allowing for faster distribution across their heartland and further afield.
Butcombe is also investing in their current brewery with extra fermentation vessels which will see the production of an extra 40,000 barrels of beer a year, supporting the growing demand for Butcombe beers.
The investment in specialist bottling and kegging equipment is a rare opportunity for a regional brewer of Butcombe’s size to really gear up and satisfy the rapidly-changing market, whilst Butcombe cask beers remain central to the brewery.