Bristol-based brewery Moor Beer has acquired a 2,000 square feet premises in London, in an area dubbed the Bermondsey Beer Mile.
The new London base will open in December, initially as a pop-up tap room and warehouse, where people can come along to enjoy Moor Beer’s unfined ‘modern real ale’, or stock up on brews for the festive period.
Although the site will also stay open as a pop-up throughout January, a refurbishment will start early in 2018 and an official opening date will follow in February.
For the independent craft brewer, the new location is testament to its ongoing success and its ambition to bring flavoursome beers to a new audience. The immediate drive will be to support increased availability of award-winning brews across the capital and South East.
In 2017, Moor Beer celebrated its tenth year of business and turnover was up by 74% on the previous year. It has recently become the first brewery to continuously supply British cask beer to the Italian market, just one of 20 countries it exports to.
Justin Hawke, owner and head brewer (pictured above), said: “Getting the keys to our new London base means we will increase and improve the supply of our products to a really big market, as well as get involved in an area renowned for its brewing culture. On Enid Street we are neighbours with some other great breweries, like Brew By Numbers and The Kernel Brewery.
“We are investing heavily in more equipment so we can also use the new space to do more barrel ageing of our beers, giving our products the time they deserve for the best result.
“We are excited about how this will support our development and future plans to grow. Having a London presence, as well as in our hometown base in Bristol, is perfect to help us move forward. 2018 and beyond is a great prospect for extending the quality beers we can offer.”