Events and collaborations at the heart of future expansion for North East brewery

Tyne Bank Brewery is targeting further growth after investing in the business last year.

The Newcastle-based brewery and tap room upgraded its AV equipment, hired an additional full-time master brewer and partnered with food vendor Kogarashi.

The business, which has increased its turnover to £750,000, has also launched an online shop and is collaborating with London Beer Factory, Tyne Rivers Trust and Ouseburn Farm.

Founder Julia Austin (pictured above) said “The financial year was a record for the brewery and our figures represent incredible hard work and determination from all members of our team.”

“When we decided to move from a 2,000 sq ft warehouse to a 14,000 sq ft brewery in 2016, we knew we had to up our game and the community has been incredibly welcoming.”

This year Tyne Bank has partnered with 44 Events to bring a vegan festival which took place in January 2020 and saw more than 2,000 punters sample the company’s products. 

Austin added: “The growth has exceeded all expectations. Our focus will always be on producing high quality, innovative craft beers but the success of our events has led us to also develop a strong event brand in the heart of the North East.

“All I can say is watch this space.”