Pictures: New multi-million pound brewery revealed
By Andrew Merrell | 4th March 2019
An organic beer producer synonymous with Gloucestershire has unveiled its near £2million new brewery.
Guests flocked to Stroud Brewery' s new headquarters, built to meet the business's growing needs as it moves closer to its long-term goal of becoming a nationally recognised organic brewery in the UK.
The new brewery provides additional brewing capacity, improved efficiencies, storage facilities, larger offices, a new taproom with canal-side views and event spaces.
Greg Pilley, managing director, said: "This is a significant development for Stroud Brewery which provides us with the platform to further grow our business.
"There is a growing respect for our ethos and our range of organic beers that are now recognised nationally.
"When we first started talking about this project sustainability was at the core of the brief, allowing long term investment in improving our efficiencies and providing a brewery with a strong identity, that would be a vibrant community space and a visitor destination."
In 2018 the Brewery launched a crowdfunding campaign with Triodos Bank to raise £300,000 to help fund the relocation and expansion plans.
Members of the public were offered the opportunity to buy bonds in the business for a minimum of £1000 and become Stroud Brewery Beer Club members for the period of the bond. The bonds sold out in a matter of days, becoming one of the fastest crowdfunding campaigns that Triodos Bank have ever done.
An important aspect to the build has been the taproom, which is known locally as 'The Stroud Brewery Bar'.
The taproom is a firm favourite in the area and it is a buzzing centre of the community. Customers get the chance to sample the full range of available beers, enjoy live music and a sourdough pizza fresh from the wood-fired oven.
Nathan Moulden, bar supervisor, said "We are really pleased we are going to be able to continue this tradition at the new brewery with our brand new taproom. We hope to capture the unique, laid back atmosphere we have always had but this time with a scenic view and more space".
Greg Pilley, added: "It's a very exciting time for us, we are looking forward to brewing our beers and welcoming everyone for a pint at the new brewery."
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