Hybris Business Park

Warmwell Road, Crossways, Dorchester, DT2 8BF

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For Sale as a Going Concern, A long established Dorset Brewery, Freehold Building, Modern Brewing Machinery, Goodwill, Intellectual property and Stock at value

Established Brewery of 25 years
Strong brands and supply chain
Freehold building
Modern semi-automatic brewing system
Established Brewery Tours
Bottled and Cask business
Licensed Tap Room and shop

The Dorset Brewing Company has been successfully established for 25 years, relocating to its current position, the Jurassic Brewhouse in 2011.

The business is for sale as a going concern on the retirement of the owner and needs to pass into safe hands.

The business has an established supply of cask and bottle ales within the pubco and restaurant businesses, retail and wholesale supply and individual customers. It is famous for its trademarks and brands such as Jurassic, Jurassic Dark, Durdle Door, Dorset Knob and more recently Origin.

The brewery comprises a freehold factory and storage building with a purpose constructed brewhouse at one end and licensed tap room/retail area and offices at the other end with cold storage between.

All in all, the accommodation totals 5,587sqft including the mezzanine store and sitting on a foot print of 4,540sqft.

The brewing plant is all modern and in brief comprises a
35hl semi-automatic system i.e.

1 x 35hl (min) s/s steam jacketed mash/lauter tun with powered rakes and auto grain discharge.
1 x 50hl s/s steam jacketed kettle/whirlpool.
1 x steam coiled hot liquor tank.
1 x 50hl bore hole fed cold liquor tank.
3 x 35hl s/s conical unitank fermenters with 2 zone glycol cooling.
1 x 2.3hl s/s yeast propagator.
1 x 35hl s/s zone dish bottom conditioning/brite tank.
1 x 305hl glycol storage tank
1 x 30hp Fulton upright steam boiler with ancillary tanks.
Pipe works s/s inc cooling main.
Grist handling.

Nb: the system is capable of 24hr shift brewing.


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