Hawkshead Windermere Pale

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Hawkshead Brewery is set to expand, thanks to an investment deal with Liverpool-based drinks firm Halewood Wines and Spirits.

The cash injection will fund a new brewery, increase production and examine new markets.

Founder Alex Brodie told the Morning Advertiser: “We are at capacity and, therefore, we faced the decision to either stop where we are or to crack on and find investment…

“I don’t have an idea of what’s going to happen. We are not doing this to put on an extra 20% a year; this is going to be a significant increase in the size of the brewery.”

The size of the investment has not been revealed.