West Yorkshire brewer and pub operator Timothy Taylor is set to open the £2.7m extension to its brewery at the end of June. The company has also revealed a 10% like-for-like uplift in trade at its managed pubs. Work started last year on the brewery extension, which will house six extra fermenting vessels, an automated barrel washing system and a sugar store. Managing director Charles Dent said: “The latest extension is almost finished and the new facilities will enable us to supply our existing customers with greater certainty of quality and consistency while leaving us room to grow our trade. “It completes a three year programme which included a new office, new depot for transport, humidified cold hop store, barrel store and an effluent plant. “It underlines our confidence in the future of cask ale as the essential point of difference at the heart of successful pubs; as witnessed by our own managed houses, which are trading a remarkable 10% up on last year.”

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