In August 2015, Molson Coors UK, one of the country’s biggest brewers, sold its brewing equipment at the William Worthington Brewery, located within the National Brewery Centre, Burton upon Trent, to Planning Solutions Limited.
The ownership of the brewery’s buildings remains with Molson Coors but have been leased to PSL as part of the agreement to secure a sustainable future for the brewery. The sale will allow PSL to brew the popular award winning cask Worthington’s White Shield IPA and Red Shield beers that the brewery is synonymous with, under a licence from Molson Coors.
PSL intends to develop other beers and has engaged Steve Wellington, the former Head Brewer, at the centre to help identify a range of quality real ales to demonstrate the variety of beers that can be produced in Burton. The brewery has a single brew capacity of 22.5 barrels and brewing commenced in November 2015. The Brewery also has its own bottling plant and will be offering bottling services to other independent brewers.
PSL established a new marketing brand for the brewery – The Heritage Brewing Company, with a mission to recreate classic beers of the past for a modern audience –combining the history and atmosphere of the National Brewery Centre. Some the brewery’s recent brews include Charrington IPA, Offilers Best Bitter and Masterpiece.
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