Grain Brewery, the Norfolk brewer, has trebled its brewing capacity as it looks to expand its pub estate. The company has installed a 20-barrel plant at a cost of £85,000, including £25,000 in EU funding via the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. It takes capacity to 12,000-15,000 pints per week. “The past year we’ve had to turn business away because we’re not able to produce as much as we needed. We’ve had a lot of demand from London, which this will help us supply,” said co-founder Phil Halls. The company opened its first pub, the Plough in Norwich, a private leasehold, in May 2010. “We would like to open another this year in East Anglia.” The company is looking to secure a non-tied outlet.