Beavertown founder Logan Plant has told MCA the brewery’s first bar will open in Q1 2017 and revealed he is planning to diversify into spirits.

Plant said he was “very hopeful now with a site in East London”, which would open under the Beavertown banner.

Looking to the future, Plant expressed a desire to “build a new brewery” which would become “the pinnacle of Beavertown’s production” and add a distillery to it.

Plant said he wanted to deliver “an amazing Beavertown experience” as part of it. The ultimate dream is to create “a massive production brewery that has that forward-facing customer experience where you have a big retail bit, a big bar, a big restaurant space all attached to the brewery”.

Plant said his vision for ‘Beavertown World’ would incorporate collaborations with other brewers, with a strong food offering.

On plans for a distillery, Plant said: “I love gin, so for the new production I’m hoping to have a distillery along the side. Gin is a very similar base to the beer that we produce. You can get really creative with the infusions and it’s one of my favourite drinks.”

A full interview with Logan Plant will feature in the October issue of MCA