Everards to open “agile” new brewery, beer hall and distillery

Everards of Leicestershire is to build an “agile” new brewery, a 200-plus capacity beer hall, and will start distilling its own gin, vodka, rum and saké at its new £20m Everards Meadows brewery site, where building work began this May.

Everards chief executive Stephen Gould told the Leicester Mercury: “Our new brewery will be more agile than the one we had at Castle Acres, so I suspect we will produce different styles and varieties of beer – alongside our main traditional styles. We will also be working with our partners between now and the end of 2019 to create a range of Everards spirits produced by us, using, I hope, botanicals harvested in Everards Meadows. We are looking into distilling from our own beer – some distillers buy in the raw spirit and some produce from beer mash, so there will be more news on that to follow.”

Everards Meadows, which is located next to police headquarters in Enderby, will offer almost two miles of cycling and footpaths, mooring points on the Grand Union Canal and a new bridge over the River Soar. A cycle centre – operated by Rutland Cycles and offering bikes to buy or rent – and a cafe will open next May.

An impression of what Everards Meadows café and cycle centre will look like

The copper still will be housed in the brewery. The adjacent beer hall will host tasting sessions, brewery tours, food & drink festivals and other events to help establish Everards Meadows as a tourist destination.

This story was first distributed by Propel Info.

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