West Berkshire Brewery
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Our mission is to deliver a range of the highest quality beers that blend a respect for heritage, integrity and provenance with modern methods and styles. We embrace all beer styles and believe that great beer should be the norm and not the exception.
Founded in 1995, West Berkshire Brewery has transformed into one of the best-equipped breweries in the UK. In rapid growth, we are dedicated in our mission to deliver best-in-class beers of all varieties from heritage styles to modern craft beers accessible to everyone.
Following investment in 2017 we moved to our new brewery site and to a brewery designed to make small batch beers at big scale. The business was founded to champion real ale in the resurgence of micro-brewing in 1995; this has evolved to acknowledge that there is no such thing as bad beer, only badly made beer, and our mission is to rectify this by focusing on producing lagers, IPA's and Ales of the very best balance, flavour, drinkability and quality.
WBB is vertically integrated with 3 different complementary revenue lines:
1) Beer Sales: With a product portfolio aligned to consumer and customer needs, WBB looks to offer a beer that satisfies every drinker and drinking occasion. Our brands are sold in the On-Trade via pub companies, regional brewers, a route to market partnership with one of the UK's biggest wholesalers and direct delivery sales. In the Off-Trade we have listings with supermarkets such as Waitrose and Tesco and we produce "own brand" beers.
2)Retail & Pub Sales: Including the pubs in our partner, Maverick Pubs, we have 4 pubs operating: 3 in London, 1 in Oxford. Two are freehold and two leasehold. At our brewery site we have our 200-capacity Taproom & Kitchen, a destination venue which generates revenue of £1.4m p.a.
3) Contract Sales:
Our reputation of being a great quality brewer has attracted some of the UK's best-known brands to bottle/brew or can. To date, our customers include Adnams, Meantime, Black Sheep, Wadworth, Shepherd Neame, Yeastie Boys, amongst many others.