Sharp’s Brewery feels the cold

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Rock-based Sharp’s Brewery has unveiled a new temperature-controlled storage facility.

The cold store, which was officially opened by local MP Dan Rogerson, provides Sharp’s with 495sq m of cellar space and can hold 9,600 casks. It will help, says the brewer, ensure that its beers are preserved in their optimum condition.

Dan Rogerson (centre) opens the new Sharp's cold storage facility
Dan Rogerson (centre) opens the new Sharp’s cold storage facility

The work was carried out by Jon Hughes Architectural Services in Wadebridge and Bodmin-based Gynn Construction.

Sharp’s project manager, Dave Haskell, said: “The new cold store will help to ensure that the brewery can manage demand and sustain its outstanding growth. Construction ran very smoothly and we worked with a number of excellent local businesses throughout the course of the project.”

Sharp’s has seen considerable growth across its portfolio of cask beers, which are now available in around 6,500 outlets in the UK.

The sales growth of has also enabled the brewery to take on more employees rising from 88 in 2011 to 113 this year.

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