North Brewing Co opens April bookings for new multi-million pound Springwell taproom in Buslingthorpe Lane
Independent brewery North Brewing Co has opened bookings for its new multi-million pound taproom in Leeds.
The Leeds-based company's new home, Springwell, has allowed the brewery to double its capacity, increasing its output to 16,000 hectolitres - which is the equivalent of 2.8 million pints a year.
Housed in a former tannery on Buslingthorpe Lane, Sheepscar, the new site is home to the 21,000 square foot brewery, as well as a taproom and events space.
North Brewing Co has announced an opening date for Springwell.
The taproom will open on Friday April 16 for outdoor bookings of up to six people, with bookings now available online for the first five weeks.
There will be 24 lines on offer, including cask ale, with food from Asian street food vendors Little Bao Bun and draught wine and cocktails.
As well as beer, the taproom will sell coffee from West Yorkshire’s Dark Woods Coffee Roasters, gluten free and alcohol free beers and ciders, two double takeaway fridges and merchandise.
To celebrate the launch of the new brewery, North Brewing Co has released a mega box of canned beer - which they claim to be the UK's biggest beer box.
The box includes 99 cans of Springwell Pils, a 4.5 per cent crisp, refreshing Pils brewed in the new Leeds brewery.
Measuring over 2.3m long, each box weighs more than 40kg and will require two people to deliver.
The first release saw all 50 boxes sell out in 11 minutes, with the delivery team getting creative in their efforts to get the boxes to Leeds homes.
The team said that one box was delivered through a kitchen window.
The 99 can boxes are available for free home delivery within a six mile radius of the Sheepscar brewery.
North Brewing Co's marketing manager, Sarah Hardy, said: “We were gutted when we realised that the first taste of Springwell Pils wasn’t going to be on tap at the brewery due to Lockdown three.
"However, the 99 can boxes have been so popular since we launched them.
"The delivery days are a lot of fun as we try and navigate the logistics of squeezing the boxes in the vans and getting them to customers in Leeds.
"We have been floored by the support of our local customers, and their embracing of our slightly daft idea!"
The Springwell taproom will initially open from 5pm to 12am on Friday, 11am to 12am on Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday.