Moor Beer brewery eyes expansion after record results

By James Beeson

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Moor-ish: brewery owner Justin Hawke is delighted with the operator's growth
Moor-ish: brewery owner Justin Hawke is delighted with the operator's growth

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Moor Beer brewery is seeking new premises in Bristol and London after celebrating its 10th birthday with record results. 

The craft brewery increased production by 54% in 2016, and enjoyed a 74% rise in turnover.

Moor Beer now exports to 20 countries around the world, and is seeking to expand in its home town of Bristol and beyond.

As part of ongoing expansion, the brewery – founded in 2007 – has already invested heavily in new production equipment to improve the quality and consistency of its beers.

Last month (June), the brewery marked its 10th anniversary by hosting a beer festival at its Bristol site. The event featured beers made by brewing friends from Spain, Belgium and Italy.

'Icing on the cake'

Moor Beer owner Justin Hawke, said that the results were “the icing on the cake” of the celebrations.

“Over the past decade, we set many of the trends by having the vision and quality to kick start what was a flagging British beer market,” he said. “We continue to remain desirable by a growing audience by staying true to our values and being fiercely independent. 

“In these days of ‘crafty’ buyouts by the big brewers and the crowdfunding of questionable propositions, both of which compromise the integrity and choices a brewer can make, we are one of the very few who are truly independent.

"All shares are owned by my wife and I who both work full time for the brewery and believe passionately in its future.

“The progress we’ve made in the past 10 years is testament to an ever-vibrant beer scene and we are looking forward to what the next six months, year and even 10 years brings for us.”

Real ale accreditation 

In September 2016, Moor Beer’s canned beers became the first brewery to win ‘real ale’ accreditation from the Campaign for Real Ale​ (CAMRA).

The brewery’s beers contain live yeast and carbonation created by secondary fermentation, meaning that they meet CAMRA’s definition of 'real ale'.

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