UK: S&N brewery closure in sight
Tyne Brewery in the north of England is poised to close at the end of this week, bringing an end to city centre brewing in Newcastle-upon Tyne. Time was called at Tyne brewery in the city, owned by Scottish & Newcastle, late last year, with production of Newcastle Brown Ale shifting to the Federation Brewery in nearby Dunston, Gateshead.
The move saw around 180 redundancies across both sites.
Bottling of Newcastle Brown Ale at Dunston is expected to begin next Saturday. Minimal disruption to supply is expected.
Tyne Brewery and Federation Brewery has subsequently merged, and is now known as Newcastle Federation Breweries. The company also has a new-look GBP5,000 logo incorporating Newcastle's Millennium Bridge and the River Tyne.
The final ale run at Tyne Brewery will be limited to 3,000 bottles which will be labelled; "121 years of brewing history. Last bottles produced at Tyne Brewery, April 2005." The bottles will be given to long-serving workers at the site and their family members.
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