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Change of packaging for Leeds brewery

Northern Monk Brew Co is moving its core range of beers into cans with the installation of an in-house canning line.

Northern Monk Brew Co’s journey began in 2008 but really came to fruition once it found its permanent home in Leeds’ industrial heritage site of Holbeck, late last year. Northern Monk produces over 10,000 pints a week, which are  enjoyed across the UK and Europe, and has plans to produce over 15,000 in the near future with the addition of a second site with a cold store warehouse. It is one of the first UK breweries to receive an in house Wild Goose canning line.

Canning is an important step forwards in beer packaging, the company says, providing a more eco-friendly, fresher and more lightweight way to get beer to the consumer. The company also received help earlier in the year through the Business Growth Programme.

Russell Bisset, Founder and owner Northern Monk Brew Co. says: “Our raison d’être from the inception of the brewery has been to take the best of what came before us and look at how we move that forwards and embrace the best of the new, whether that’s ingredients, techniques, dispense or packaging. We’re incredibly excited to be able to bring our beers to our customers in a more environmentally and fresher way. The canning line will also open doors for us internationally and help us build on the trade we now do across Europe, we’re in talks with distributors in the US as well as other destinations further afield and look forward to taking the beer we produce in the centre of Leeds across the world.” 

7 September 2015 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor