Organic beer producer Stroud Brewery is set to move into purpose-built new premises by autumn this year. The building will cost £1.2m and will accommodate the organic brewery’s growing needs, providing additional brewing capacity, storage facilities, larger offices, a new taproom with canal-side views, and social / event spaces which can be rented.
Managing director, Greg Pilley, said: “This is a significant development for Stroud Brewery and will provide us with the platform to take the business to the next stage. There is no way we could have imagined this six years ago when we moved into our existing site.
“The new brewery will allow us to ensure we retain and enhance our quality reputation, but also to develop a range of new beers. One of our USPs we are recognised for is our ethos of sustainability and producing a nationally recognised range of organic beers.
Vibrant community space
“When we first started talking about this project we wanted to ensure this was at the core of the build and accommodate an ecologically designed brewery, giving us a strong identity, a visitor destination and a vibrant community space.
“We are also going to launch a crowdfunding campaign next month where we hope to raise £250K. This will also give customers further opportunities to invest in the brewery’s sustainable practices, such as rainwater capture and solar photovoltaic panels.”
Designed by Austin Design Works and implemented by Clive Petch Architects, the new facilities will allow the brewery to expand over the coming years. The site is located in a commercial area of Stroud, but benefits from the river on one side and the canal on the other. The new building was granted planning permission towards the end of 2017, with the aim that the new brewery will be in full operation towards the Autumn of 2018.
Greg said: “It’s an exciting time for us. We are looking to getting in there and inviting you all along for a pint!”