Beavertown launches major new brewing site
London brewer Beavertown has officially launched its new upscaled brewery called Beaverworld, which will allow it to increase production tenfold.
The brewer has officially opened its new 129,000sqft facility in Enfield, covering an area of six acres on the site of a former Ediswan factory.
The brewer said the move will create up to 150 new jobs in the area and allow it to produce 90 million pints every year, 10 times more than its previous capacity.
Beavertown claims its new site is London’s largest brewery and together with an expanded brewhouse, it also features a packaging plant, warehouse, logistics hub and staff offices. Working closely with equipment manufacturer Krones, the brewer said the new site will increase its energy efficiency and increase capacity to 500,000hl a year, with brewing in 150hl batches.
The eight-year-old brewer, which is owned by Logan Plant, the son of Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, initially operated out of a BBQ restaurant in Haggerston. It later moved to its Tottenham Hale brewery and became famous for its quirky can designs and brews including Gamma Ray and Neck Oil.
In 2018, it sold a minority stake in the business to Heineken for £40 million, money it said has been used to build Beaverworld. It also has a partnership with Tottenham Hotspur, and has a microbrewery and tap room in the football club’s new stadium.
Logan Plant said plans for Beavertown had been a long time coming.
Logan Plant, Beavertown Brewery founder, said the project had been “a long time in the making”.
“We’re thrilled that we’ve now started brewing on site in Enfield,” he added. “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.”
In July, Plant told the drinks business that during lockdown, online sales had risen from £1,000 per week to £100,000, providing vital income after the brewer lost 85% of its business when pubs, bars and restaurants shut in March.