Brentwood and Billericay breweries join forces

Roland Kannor and Trevor Jeffery

Roland Kannor and Trevor Jeffery - Credit: Archant

Brentwood Brewing Company and Billericay Brewing Company are set to join forces in an informal, friendly arrangement which will see the two breweries working in co-operation while each retaining their own identity and popular, award-winning beers and brands

Despite being commercial rivals, a friendly relationship has existed between Brentwood Brewing Company and Billericay Brewing Company for some years and now the two Essex craft breweries aim to build on this neighbourly relationship, to their mutual benefit.

Roland Kannor, managing director of Brentwood Brewing Company, said: ‘The small brewing industry is very tough at the moment with 29 pubs a week shutting, four new breweries a week opening and a 20% increase in the price of barley for 2019.

‘It makes perfect sense for breweries, like Brentwood and Billericay, to work together to utilise spare capacity in brewing, deliveries and staff to cut costs and to reduce their carbon footprints.’

Trevor Jeffery, director of Billericay Brewing Company, said: ‘We are now at full capacity at Billericay Brewery and struggling to keep up with demand, so it will be a great move for us to brew our best-selling beers at the larger Brentwood Brewery.

Shifting this production will also give us more space at Billericay and so we will be able to serve even more people at our popular micro-pub and brewery every weekend.’

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