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Beavertown opens new £40m brewery in London
Beavertown Brewery has opened the doors to “London’s largest brewery”, located on a plot of land covering six acres in Ponders End, Enfield.
Called Beaverworld, the new site will see up to 150 jobs created in the local area and will enable the brewery to deliver 90 million pints annually, 10 times more Beavertown beer than at its previous Tottenham location.
Beaverworld has been eight years in the making, ever since founder Logan Plant first started brewing in his kitchen with a 25 litre rice pan. The expansion comes after Heineken purchased a minority stake in Beavertown Brewery in 2018, with £40m going to fund the new brewery. Beavertown has also been making moves to grow its core range of beers with new products including Nanobot, a low alcohol super session IPA.
The Beaverworld site includes a brewhouse, packaging space, a warehouse, logistics hub and offices. Beavertown has collaborated with Krones – a German packaging and bottling machine manufacturer – to develop a bespoke brewhouse incorporating the latest technology and energy efficient equipment to deliver the best extract efficiency and flavour consistency.
It has also been designed to provide the flexibility Beavertown requires to produce a varied and extensive range of beers. It will allow Beavertown to deliver a maximum capacity of 500,000hl a year and to brew in 150hl batches, producing 90 million pints annually.
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.”
Historically, the Beaverworld site itself has been a place of great invention with the first electronic valves developed there by Sir Ambrose Fleming, establishing Ponders End as an important centre for the manufacture of electronics for the 20th century.
It is this illustrious heritage and heart of innovation that Beavertown wants to retain and build upon; through supporting the trades and beer industry as a whole, and the positive ripple effect that Beaverworld will have on the local community and beyond.