Following a significant growth in 2017, The Mobberley Brewhouse is ramping up production of their craft beers with the installation of a state-of- the-art canning line. This coincides with ‘Batch 1000’, an imperial IPA, that will be released in limited quantity to celebrate the brewery’s 1000th brew.
Founder & CEO James Roberts (pictured above) 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 & 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 over 2,000 breweries in the UK. The Mobberley Brewhouse is currently rated as being in the top 50 breweries for their keg & can offering.*
Cask beer still forms the bulk of their business, but they predict to see keg & 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 increase in production, the Mobberley-based brewers keep their carbon footprint to an absolute minimum through a closed-loop system.
James Roberts added, “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 their inception in 2011, the Mobberley Brewhouse have expanded their 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 5 keg lines. This means customers can buy fresh keg or cask beer 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 Roberts concluded by saying, “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.”
*based on current UnTappd average rating for The Mobberley Brewhouse’s keg & can beers only (excluding cask).