Craft beers producer, The Mobberley Brewhouse, is ramping up production of its craft beers with the installation of a state-of- the-art canning line.Founder and CEO, James Roberts
This coincides with ‘Batch 1000’, an imperial IPA that will be released in limited quantities to celebrate the brewery’s 1000th brew.
Founder and CEO James Roberts said: “Last year we launched a range of keg and can beers and they’ve been incredibly well received. We have such a high demand for canned craft beer that we’ve decided to install our own canning line in the brewery. This means we can increase the efficiency and quality of production and deliver beer faster & fresher to our customers.
We supply customers all around the UK and this will help us to keep up with the ever-growing demand for our beers.
The craft beer industry has seen a large increase over the past few years and there are now more than 2,000 breweries in the UK. The Mobberley Brewhouse is currently rated in the top 50 breweries for its keg & can offering.*
Cask beer still forms the bulk of their business, but they predict to see keg and can accounting for 70% of their production by 2019. They will be showcasing a range of their keg beers at the Knutsford Beer Festival at the end of April.
Despite the increased production, the Mobberley-based brewers keeps its carbon footprint to an absolute minimum through a closed-loop system.
As James explained: “It’s essential to us that we manage the impact on the environment. Every part of our waste production is recycled and reused: with our waste water, yeast and hops used to create electricity and fertiliser and malt taken to feed cattle on a local farm. All our one-way packaging, in the form of kegs and cans are made of completely recyclable materials.”
Since its inception in 2011, The Mobberley Brewhouse has expanded its craft beer offering to include cask, keg and canned beers. Their most successful beer to date is a New England IPA called UnNamed – a fruity, juicy and hazy beer. The Mobberley Brewhouse shop on Church Lane, Mobberley, has also undergone a significant refit including the installation of five keg lines. This means customers can buy fresh keg or cask beers from the shop to take home and enjoy.
They offer a range of different size growlers (large bottles for transporting beer) as well as cans, bottles and boxes for bigger events. Their current range of beers offer a lot of variety from tropical pale ales to full bodied stouts.
James concluded: “We’re delighted with the growth we have experienced and the excitement that has surrounded our beers over the last 6 months and now we want to build on that. We have very exciting plans ahead so watch this space.”