Year of growth for Sharp’s

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Sharp’s Brewery has reported on a strong year of growth among its core brands.

In 2014, the Rock-based brewery increased production capacity by 40% from 185,000 barrels to a maximum of 260,000 barrels. Additionally, the number of staff increased by 11% to 133.

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Doom Bar continues to spearhead the portfolio with strong sales growth that has seen the brand retaining its title of the UK’s Number One Cask Beer in both volume and value, and winning National Cask Ale Brand in the Publican’s Choice Award for the second consecutive year.

The brewery’s ever-increasing portfolio has seen the introduction of Cornish Pilsner, 2013 WBA World’s Best Lager, and Atlantic Pale Ale, Brussels Beer Challenge gold medallist, in both cask and bottle.

Director, Emma Bebbington, said: “The sales growth of our core brands has allowed us to invest back into the brewery and our people, whilst expanding our capacity to meet growing consumer demand.

“Our key focus remains on fulfilling this demand whilst exceeding our internal rigorous standards for brewing and beer quality. Ongoing customer, consumer and industry award success and recognition has been rewarding for the whole team, who actively pay testament to this philosophy.”