Beavertown Brewery has announced its expansion with London’s Largest brewery – Beaverworld – located in Ponders End, Enfield, on a plot of land covering six acres. Beaverworld will be Beavertown’s ‘forever home’, creating up to 150 jobs in the local North London area.
The new brewery will deliver 90,000,000 pints yearly, 10 times more than before and has been developed to keep up with increasing demand for Beavertown’s beers.
Beaverworld has been eight years in the making, ever since founder Logan Plant first started brewing in his kitchen – one dream, one man, and his 25 litre rice pan. The expansion comes after Heineken purchased a minority stake in Beavertown Brewery in 2018, with £40 million going to fund the new brewery. Beavertown has also been making moves to grow its core range of beers with new products including Nanobot.
The concept and design behind Beaverworld has been well thought-out and includes space for a brewhouse, packaging space, warehouse, logistics hub, and offices. Beavertown has collaborated closely with manufacturer Krones to develop a bespoke Brewhouse incorporating all the latest technology and equipment. It will deliver the best extract efficiency and flavour consistency, while being incredibly energy efficient.
It has also been designed to provide the great flexibility Beavertown requires to produce a varied and extensive range of beers delivering a maximum capacity of 500,000hl a year brewing in 150hl batches, producing 90,000,000 pints yearly – 10 times more Beavertown beer than at its previous Tottenham location.
“Beaverworld has been a long time in the making and we’re thrilled that we’ve now started brewing on site in Enfield. We’re confident that with Beaverworld, we have created a quality-driven brewery with passion and love for the craft at its core. Beaverworld is the answer to our dream of getting more Beavertown in the hands of the masses and we could not be more excited that it’s now up and running. With Beaverworld we’re expecting to create our own lasting-legacy.”
– Logan Plant (Founder, Beavertown Brewery)
Historically, the Beaverworld site itself has been a place of great invention with the first electronic valves developed there by Sir Ambrose Fleming, establishing Ponders End as an important centre for the manufacture of electronics for the 20th century. It is this illustrious heritage and heart of innovation that Beavertown wants to retain and build upon; through supporting the trades and beer industry as a whole, and the positive ripple effect that Beaverworld will have on the local community and beyond.