Flooded brewery to re-open in new year

16 April, 2010

The flood-damaged Jennings Brewery in Cumbria is to re-open its doors in mid-January.

The Cockermouth site, which is owned by Marston’s, was left 5ft deep in water after 36 hours of non-stop rain?.

Jennings’ brands, including Cumberland Ale, Sneck Lifter and Cocker Hoop, will be brewed at Marston’s other brewing facilities until the brewery reopens.

Head brewer Jeremy Pettman said he and his staff would oversee production at the alternative sites.

“We’ll be working hard to get as close to the flavours of our Cumbrian beers as possible,” he said. “As soon as the brewery re-opens, production of all our beers will be moved back to Cockermouth.”?Until this happens, Jennings will donate 10p from every pint of its beer? sold in the UK to the Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund.

Alan Dunn, of award-winning off-licence Open All Hours in nearby Keswick, said: “We weren’t directly affected by the flood?, but our local Booth’s closed for a couple of days and we were really busy?.”?

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