Mar 21 2013 by Rob Pattinson, Ormskirk Advertiser
BURSCOUGH Brewery Company, the owner of Ormskirk’s new beer shop (see below) is to apply for planning permission to expand to a new site – creating up to 10 jobs.
Currently based behind the Hop Vine pub, the firm wants to expand from a four-barrel brewery to a 20-barrel brewery on land at Springwell Farm, Moss Lane.
Andrew Brocken revealed the location of the new site to the Advertiser at the launch of his new bar, the Hop Inn Bier Shoppe, this week.
He said: “At the moment we’re struggling to keep up with demand.
“We’ve just won a new contract with [Wigan pub firm] Yesteryear to supply nine pubs in the Wigan area.
“We’re brewing five days a week and selling out. We’re now ready to expand and have got plans ready to go in for planning.
“Moving to Springwell Farm, which is on the way up to Rufford, will mean we can brew in one day what we currently do in a week.
“Since we started in November 2010 we’ve created four full-time positions.
“Once we’re up and running [at Springfield farm] we’d be looking to add up to 10 more over the next few years.”
The microbrewery was set up in the old stables behind the Hop Vine in Burscough by Andy Brocken and Hop Vine landlord Mike McCombe in 2010.
The pair plan to carry on using the current site for the time being but will eventually transfer all operations to the farm site.