Sharp increase in brewing capacity

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Sharp’s Brewery has taken delivery of two new fermenting vessels, which will increase its brewing capacity by 1100 firkins, to produce a further 300 brewers barrels each week.

The equipment investment, worth around £125K, is evidence of the planned continued growth for the Rock-based brewer, which earlier in the month was acquired by Molson Coors in a £20 million deal.

Commenting on the new investment, Stuart Howe, head brewer at Sharp’s, said: “This is an exciting time for the brewery. It means planned growth for Doom Bar and the other Sharp’s beer brands can now be supported.”

At the end of 2010 Sharp’s announced record sales, with production of its flagship Doom Bar beer up 51%.

Howe continued: “We have ambitious plans for Doom Bar, we’d like it to be one of the top three cask beers in the UK in the future and this increase in capacity will help us get there as well as ensuring we can brew all the Sharp’s beers drinkers know and love.”

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