Bath Ales new investment means good news for Bristol beer drinkers

Bath Ales new investment means good news for Bristol beer drinkers

Posted on: 09 Mar 2017

Beer drinkers of Bristol rejoice as Bath Ales have been granted an amazing multi million investment, which will double the capacity of their brewery and therefore enhance their ale making abilities. All this and an advance in their technological and packaging facilities all around the city and the South West is great news for ale drinkers! 

A multi-million pound investment can only mean great things for ale drinkers in Bristol

Bath Ales is notorious in Bristol due to its friendly and amazing establishments such as Graze, Beerd, Colston St. bar and kitchen and The Wellington. Now they have been able to confirm that the newly title ‘Hare Brewery’ will be ready to start pumping out great ales in Spring 2018.


The new-look brewery will be versatile and give Bath Ales the opportunity to create new beer styles in cask, keg and bottles. The plans include a lauter tun, which for the first time will give Bath Ales the capability to brew traditional continental style lagers alongside its much-loved range of premium ales.


Bath Ales was founded in 1995. As well as its award-winning range of beers, it also operates a pub estate across Bristol, Bath and Cirencester. Bath Ales’ five-barrel micro-brewery, Beerd, will continue to be situated at Bath Ales’ headquarters and will operate alongside the new Hare Brewery.


James Staughton, Chief Executive for St Austell Brewery (the current brewer for Bath Ales) had this to say about the exciting development.


“When we announced the coming together of St Austell Brewery and Bath Ales we committed to a long-term significant investment in the brands, pub estate, people and the brewing facilities.


“The creation of a new brew house will ensure we’re able to offer even more of what Bath Ales’ customers know and love.”


Some of the already popular ales they produce include – Gem, Barnsey, Dark Side, Wild Hare, Festivity, Ghost Hare and the list goes on and on! With the new development given the go ahead we can be assured that this list will continue to grow with even more amazing ales being distributed although the city.


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Matt Dailly

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