North Brewing Co to open taproom

By Nikkie Sutton

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Celebration time: this year has already seen the company have a lot of success
Celebration time: this year has already seen the company have a lot of success
This year’s winner of Best Brewing Pub Company - North Brewing Co - is set to open a taproom in its hometown of Leeds this year, plus two new North Bar pub openings.

The news come after the business had a remarkable month where it won a plethora of awards including The Morning Advertiser​’s Publican Award for Best Brewing Pub Company and Business Innovation at the Society of Independent Brewers' (SIBA) awards.

The company’s IPA – Transmission – also won Overall Champion of the SIBA Independent Keg Beer Awards, after it was awarded gold within the Keg Premium Strong Beers category.

Co-founder and director John Gyngell said: “We are still in shock about winning these incredible awards over the past few weeks.

“It is an absolute honour and we cannot thank the team enough for all their hard work. This year is already set to be a fantastic year but we are already planning and looking for new and exciting ways to develop the business further in the years to come.”

Incredible journey

Co-founder and director Christian Townsley said: “We absolutely love the industry we are a part of and it is amazing to know our peers love what we are doing too.

“It has been an incredible journey so far and our ever-growing team has allowed us to smash our targets and expectations. We have got so many exciting plans and we cannot wait for everyone to see what we have lined up.”

Gyngell outlined the plans for North Brewing Co in the months to come and its pub operating arm, North Bar.

The brewery side of the business will be opening a taproom in Leeds but its exact location has yet to be confirmed.

First of many

He said: “This is the first of a few North Brewing taprooms hopefully. One of the reasons for opening this is the taproom at the existing brewery (in Sheepscar) has restrictions due to it being a working brewery so the hours we can open it up are limited.

“The new taproom gives us scope to operate seven days a week alongside a full-time, dim sum street food operation and if that works, we can look to introduce it in the other bars.

“We won’t have working brewery equipment and the focus will be on our beers. We are looking at getting 20 taps with 12 permanent North Brewing lines alongside other beers from around the world.

For North Bar, the two new venues will be situated outside of the city. Gyngell said: “We are looking at York and Bradford.”

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