Arran Brewery to continue growing

Arran Brewery to continue growing

The Arran Brewery is investing almost a quarter of a million pounds into upgrading its brewery and visitor centre on Arran, creating a number of full-time jobs.

The brewery is gearing up for its second round of crowdfunding and continues to expand both on Arran and the mainland where it is planning to open a lager and cider production facility as well as expand sales of its Cambridge based Devil’s Dyke brands.

Production director Veronica Michaluk said: “We are struggling to keep up with demand and the new upgrade will resolve these issues and allow us to increase production capacity significantly.

“The first phase of the upgrade is currently underway and the whole project is expected to be complete by the end of October.

“We plan to increase production considerably.  A second phase of the upgrade will begin in January and this will modernise our fermentation capacity resulting in the overall capacity of the brewery significantly increased again.”

The brewery is looking to recruit all levels of staff for its new bottling line and packaging department as well as recruit trainee brewers, and HGV drivers. 

Managing director Gerald Michaluk added: “We are looking to expand our production four fold over the next two years just to keep up with forecasted demand.

“This means a steady level of investment in the site on Arran over the next two years. That said we remain dedicated to using whole hops along with excellent Scottish malts and will continue to produce super premium, award winning, quality ales.”

Arran Beers continue to win awards and recently their brands won a silver and bronze medal at the International Beer challenge 2016.