Driftwood Spars expansion plan

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Driftwood Spars owner, Louise Treseder, pours a pint to celebrate the St Agnes-based business' £9k investment

A Cornish micro-brewery is expanding the supply of its popular ales to meet demand.

The Driftwood Spars in St Agnes, which won a national award for its ale earlier this year, has invested £9k to purchase more than 100 new casks.

The investment means the pub and micro-brewery can actively target new sales within good real ale pubs in Cornwall and beyond.

Landlady Louise Treseder said: “Up until now, we’ve been unable to keep up with demand for our beers, and that’s without actively pursuing sales.

“We produce great beers which, with the help of our investment in new casks, it means that more people can enjoy them.”

The Driftwood Spars brews 11 different ales, from Alfie’s Revenge – which won Best Winter Beer at the National Winter Ales Festival 2012 – to Red Mission, which raises money for Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust with every pint sold.

Three beers are regularly on tap at the pub, with a fourth choice changing on a regular basis. The Driftwood supplies to beer festivals across the UK, as well as selected pubs in the region.