Independent brewer Anspach & Hobday has announced a £500,000 expansion into the Valley Point Industrial Estate, in Croydon, following a round of crowdfunding earlier this year.

The expansion will allow Anspach & Hobday to triple its current production up to 5,000 hectolitres per year, introduce a canning line, and create an on-site taproom, which will be operational in early 2020.

The project will enable the original Bermondsey site (which Anspach & Hobday has had since the company was founded in 2014) to focus on experimental brews, including fruit sours and barrel ageing.

The new site is projected to create three full-time and four part-time jobs over the course of three years, including roles such as production, sales and in the tap room itself.

Chairman and co-founder, Jack Hobday, said: “As a growing independent brewery, the Croydon expansion is of huge importance to us, as the new canning line and increased production capabilities will allow us to meet our demand.

“The reception we’ve had from all over Croydon has been incredibly warming. We can’t wait to become part of the community and begin building more custom within the area.

“Alongside our London sales base, we will continue to expand our national and international supply with our finest and freshest beer.”

The brewery will be holding a preview party of the new Croydon site on December 21, from noon until 8pm. The event will have four to six lines of Anspach & Hobday beer pouring, pop-up food, and a take-away shop, including speciality beers and new merchandise.

Tickets are free, but numbers are limited. You will be able to claim a free ticket through the eventbrite link here and join the Facebook event page here.

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