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Masham-based Theakston's to up production

Masham-based Theakston's to up production

Published at 7:27am 27th November 2017. (Updated at 4:30pm 27th November 2017)

A world-renowned brewery in Masham is going to step up production to record levels. 

T&R Theakston Ltd is installing an additional multi-role vessel to brew greater quantities and varieties of its cask ales, seasonal offerings and new craft keg range.

It's the latest stage in a decade-long capital investment programme for the family-owned business.

The stainless steel container will be used for a variety of different processes, including fermenting, conditioning and storage.

Executive Director Simon Theakston said: "Thanks to growing demand for our products, both at home and abroad, we are brewing more beer in our brewery in Masham than ever in our 190-year history.

"The installation of this vessel will give us significant extra overall capacity and also the flexibility to brew an even greater range of both our permanently available and specialist cask and keg brands.

"Previous investment at our brewery has included renewing chilling equipment, replacing pipework and installing new conditioning tanks and cold filtration units, all done to support the original brewing vessels still in everyday use.

"The renaissance of cask-conditioned and modern craft ales has given our superb brewing team a golden opportunity to experiment with different hops and malts from the UK and indeed from throughout the world.

"In turn, this has allowed us to significantly expand our range of beers, and introduce new lines which have quickly established themselves as firm favourites with cask and craft ale aficionados."

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