Published on July 7, 2023.
Passion and flavour at the forefront.
Curious Brewery was established in 2011 with the intention to inspire people to stay curious! But, also to celebrate more and smile and be child-like by asking questions. A truly British brewery making the best tasting beer and cider, only using the best ingredients.
In 2019, they opened their state-of-the-art facility (pictured below) in Ashford, Kent with a £3.6m investment in the development of the range. With their new location full of the latest equipment, Curious Brewery can produce 21,293 litres of beer every year, bottling approximately 4,000 bottles an hour. Curious Brewery installed six units of uni-tanks with a capacity of 20,000L each and can produce 5,200L of beer, which are fermented for approximately 40 days. Each brew at the brewery produces approximately 1,420L of beer. The silos installed at the brewery have a capacity to hold 30T of Malted Kent Barley, which can produce roughly 40,220L of Curious beer. It is also installed with two water tanks with a capacity of 25,000L each. The waste from the brewery, including spent grain and trub, is supplied to local farms to be used as cattle feed.
It features a modern restaurant and bar, as well as a visitor centre which attracts around 50,000 visitors a year. The brewery also offers guided tours of the production house and tasting of the produced beer straight from the tank from the award-winning range of ciders and beers. Curious Brewery have also left substantial opportunity to further the brewery’s status as a leisure “destination” with more plans in the pipeline.
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Chloe looks after all copywriting and proof-reading for Drink Warehouse UK, working with the Marketing team to deliver educational content to all our customers. She has spent many years in the hospitality sector, moving from behind the bar to now helping venues to stock their own. You can find more from Chloe about beer, cider, spirits, wine, non-alcoholic, soft drinks and RTDs all over our blogs, website, social media and Set The Bar magazine.