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19th July 2017

Brewery Moor Beer Celebrates 10th Birthday with Record Results

Moor Beer is celebrating its 10th birthday with record results.

In the latest results the independently owned craft brewer increased production by 54 per cent in 2016 and turnover was up by 74 per cent. Positive progress is being maintained in 2017.

Currently distributing across the UK and exporting to 20 countries, Moor Beer is now a global player. Its ambitions are to continue this success as a truly independent and authentic brewer and boost the craft beer movement in its home town of Bristol and beyond.

In order to support further growth, the brewery is looking for additional premises in both Bristol and London, where it hopes to expand the team in all areas of the business.

As part of ongoing expansion, Moor Beer has already invested heavily in new equipment to enhance production of its highly rated unfined ‘Modern Real Ale’ brews.

Justin Hawke, Moor Beer’s owner and recently elected vice chairman of the brewers’ association, SIBA, said: “We’re so happy to be celebrating our 10th birthday, especially when you consider most people think craft beer is a new movement. News of our continuing growth coinciding with our anniversary is the icing on the cake.

“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.  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 last 10 years is testament to an ever vibrant beer scene and we are looking forward to what the next six months, year and even ten years brings for us.”

Moor Beer is the only brewery to be recognised by CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale) to serve real ale in cans. Furthermore, its Old Freddy Walker was again awarded the prestigious Champion Winter Beer of Britain title at the National Winter Ales Festival this year.



For more information, for images and requests for interview, please contact Jade Jackson-Newman or  Peter Hall or call 0117 9066 570.


Notes to Editors:


Moor Beer Company

Moor Beer was born in 2007 when Justin Hawke purchased a defunct brewery based in the Somerset Levels and Moors. With a location now in the centre of Bristol, Moor Beer has become one of the world’s top-rated breweries regularly winning national and international awards.


Having kicked off the unfined beer movement in the UK to produce products that do not compromise on flavour and aroma, Moor Beer is the first brewer to be accredited by CAMRA for cask, keg, bottle and can.


Moor Beer’s inspiration mirrors the journey of its founder. Born in California and enjoying beers with intense hop flavours, Justin joined the US military where time stationed in Germany introduced him to naturally hazy ales. Trips to the UK meant the discovery of secondary fermentation and highly drinkable and well-balanced beers.


The result is what Moor Beer Company prides itself on – Modern Real Ale.


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