The rapid growth follows distribution deals with Metropolitan Pub Company, Indigo Leisure and Pigs Ears Beer Cellar, which saw the Sussex-based brewer’s beers listed at more than 100 sites across London and the south-east.
The brand also launched its first kegged offering, a traditional German-style Pilsner, after the appointment of head brewer Fabio Israel from London Fields last summer, and four cask-conditioned beers – an IPA, a golden ale, an amber ale and a porter.
Bedlam managing director Dominic Worrall said: “It’s been a great year for us, but our long-term view is to continue creating readily accessible beers that are sessionable, consistent and of high quality.
“Trends in beer come and go and we’re less interested in producing mad, high ABV experimental ‘bandwagon’ brews. We see Bedlam as a choice that drinkers can rely on for creating the classics impeccably. “
Over the next 18 months, the Sussex brewer will see production levels continue to increase with the construction of a new “state-of-the-art brewery, complete with a tasting facility and on-site store”.