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Malton's Bad Seed Brewery is bearing fruit

A BREWERY that opened in Malton two years ago has moved into new premises so it can treble its capacity.

Friends Chris Waplington and James Broad opened Bad Seed Brewery on the York Road Industrial Estate in the summer of 2013, and it has quickly become renowned as one of the best new craft breweries in the region.

Now they have moved into a bigger unit across the road so they can keep up with soaring demand, and so they can look to sell their beers overseas.

Mr Waplington said: “The two years since we started Bad Seed have been incredible. Hard work, but better than we ever could have hoped. We’ve had a great time and loved every minute of it.

“The brewery we started on has quickly proved too small - even adding extra fermenters and double brew days wasn’t enough. We faced the problem of constantly not being able to produce enough beer to meet ever growing demand.”

Bad Seed’s beers have become sought after across Yorkshire and beyond, and the brewery also has contracts to supply the members bar of the Tate Modern and the Leeds branch of Harvey Nichols.

Mr Waplington said the extra capacity would mean they could guarantee permanent availability of their core range of cask, keg and bottled beers, including Summer Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Cascade and Saison.

He said: “Our beers have proved really popular in York, Leeds, London and Edinburgh and we are looking to expand in to other parts of the UK, including Manchester and Cardiff as well as looking to start to export. The beer scene in Italy, Spain and Scandinavia is really exciting and we’re keen to be part of it.”

He added: “We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank people for all of the support we’ve seen over the last two years. We wouldn’t be in this fantastic position with out it. As we had to stop production during the move we currently have no beer in stock - a very scary prospect for a brewery! But production is back up and running and the results are tasting great.”

The duo had moved to Yorkshire from the south of England due to the region’s booming beer scene, and particularly selected Malton because of its growing reputation for food and drink.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Robert Beaumont .

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