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4th December 2017



New premises mark the independent brewer’s ongoing success and plans to grow


Bristol-based brewery Moor Beer has acquired a 2,000 square foot premises in London, in an area dubbed the ‘Bermondsey Beer Mile’.


Moor Beer’s new London base will open in December, initially as a pop-up tap room and warehouse, where people can come along to enjoy Moor Beer’s unfined ‘modern real ale’, or stock up on brews for the festive period for themselves or as gifts for others.


Although the site will also stay open as a pop-up throughout January, a refurbishment will start early 2018 and an official opening date will follow in February.


For the independent craft brewer, the new location is testament to its ongoing success and its ambition to bring flavoursome beers to a new audience. The immediate drive will be to support increased availability of award-winning brews across the capital and South East.


In 2017, Moor Beer celebrated its tenth year of business and turnover was up by 74 per cent in the previous year. It has recently become the first brewery to continuously supply British cask beer to the Italian market, just one of 20 countries it exports to.


Justin Hawke, the owner and head brewer said: “Getting the keys to our new London base means we will increase and improve the supply of our products to a really big market, as well as get involved in an area renowned for its brewing culture. On Enid Street we are neighbours with some other great breweries, like Brew By Numbers and The Kernel Brewery.


“We are investing heavily in more equipment so we can also use the new space to do more barrel aging of our beers, giving our products the time they deserve for the best result.


“We are excited about how this will support our development and future plans to grow. Having a London presence, as well as in our hometown base in Bristol, is perfect to help us move forward.


“2018 and beyond is a great prospect for extending the quality beers we can offer.”


Moor Beer produces naturally unfined beers to retain the full flavour and freshness of the product.


The approach, termed ‘modern real ale’ – extends across the entire range in all formats. Moor Beer is the only producer to have CAMRA approval for real ale in cans.


More details about the plans for the new premises will follow.




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.


In 2017, Justin was named ‘Brewer of the Year’ at the British Guild of Beer Writers’ 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.


Drink Moor Beer!


Further information: Jade Jackson-Newman MCIPR, Inside Media 01179 066 553 / 07971 991 399