Beverley brewery's assets on the market after sudden closure

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 24 Jan 2019

A Beverley brewery’s sudden closure has seen the venue and its equipment go on the market.

Twisted Angel, which opened in 2017 in an industrial unit in Beverley, brewed its last pint late last year after the company ran into difficulties.

But the closure was so sudden the operators vacated the building almost overnight, leaving behind brewing equipment, barrels and even pump clips and beer mats.

Now, property agents Garness Jones says the closure could set up the dream opportunity for someone to buy a brewery.

Charles Parkinson, agency surveyor, said: “Small breweries have become big business in recent years and for anyone who is already in that sector, or looking to break into it, this is a fantastic opportunity.

“It’s really sad that Twisted Angel had to close, but the good news for another brewer or prospective investor is that they have left behind a facility that could be back in production very quickly.”

Twisted Angel Brewing made a name for itself soon after expanding into the unit at Beckside Court in Annie Reed Road.

Charles Parkinson at Twisted Angel. 

The company invested to bring in the brewing kit and to adapt the building to accommodate a cold store.

The range of 11 beers, including Daywalker stout, Berserker American IPA and Clockwork bitter, were in demand at festivals across the north and at pubs in Hull and the wider area.

The brewery also earned a listing in CAMRA’S Good Beer Guide 2019, published last September.

It went out of business in December, but the brewing kit is still there, along with a lot of empty barrels.

The racking is stocked with sacks of malt and other ingredients and on a table there’s a case of Twisted Angel’s Halo lager, which was waiting to be labelled before delivery.

Mr Parkinson said: “Twisted Angel identified this unit as ideal because of its size and location, and things moved quite quickly because with premises like this there is limited availability and high demand.

“They had to do a fair amount of work to adapt the building for brewing and they did a great job.

“We expect considerable interest in the site, but any use other than brewing would mean removing the equipment and undoing a lot of Twisted Angel’s good work.

“That would be a real shame after all the investment that has gone into turning a simple industrial unit into a nice little brewery.

However, if someone moves quickly there is an opportunity for them to secure the building and the kit and start brewing again almost immediately.”

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