Today we’ve announced the very exciting news, that we’ve made a £4 million investment into Butcombe Brewery!
We’re investing in 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 here in the West Country. In addition, there will be investment at our existing Wrington brewery to increase capacity.
We’re going to install a bottling and kegging line at our new second site to bring the quality control of our bottled and kegs beers back in house. The development will support the growth in our keg range, including our hero brand Butcombe Original, as well as Goram (Avon IPA5%), Blonde (Blonde Ale 4.5%) and Bohemia – our 4.7% ABV Pilsner which is brewed with a lager yeast and cold fermented for four weeks to give an authentic Czech Pilsner taste from the heart of Somerset.
The new brewery facility and distribution unit is located just off the M5, allowing for faster distribution across our heartland and further afield, which means more glorious beer being delivered to all you lovely lot!
We’re also investing in our current brewery with extra fermentation vessels as we’re at capacity here at Wrington, this will see us being able to produce an extra 40, 000 barrels of beer a year supporting the growing demand for our beers.
The investment in specialist bottling and kegging equipment is a rare opportunity for a regional brewer of our size to really gear up and satisfy the rapidly changing market, and redouble our efforts in our heartland with Butcombe Cask beers at the centre of what we do, whilst making sure quality and consistency is at the heart of everything we do.
We look forward to keeping you up to date on the progress of this exciting journey!
Team Butcombe x