Battersea-based Mondo Brewing Company will boost capacity by 80% following the investment in a new brewhouse setup later this year.
The brewery, co-founded by Todd Matteson and Tom Palmer, is replacing its existing Zip Technologies setup with a new system from the Hungarian manufacturer.
It is also adding a Gruber kegging system; a two-head cleaner, one-head filler setup with output speeds up to 45 kegs per hour.
The move coincides with the addition of a new unit that Mondo will use as its cold store, freeing up significant space in the existing site that is currently used for that purpose.
This space will allow Mondo to investigate the addition of a canning line to bring the process in-house, something that is currently and ably handled by Bermondsey’s Fourpure.
Matteson is enthused by the brewery’s growth, which he attributes to a number of factors.
He explained: “We have been running at capacity for a while now and had planned to expand. It’s just happening sooner than we initially anticipated.
“New accounts and growth with existing clients has contributed massively to expansion at Mondo. Our Dennis Hopper IPA has performed really well for us and I’m excited about how consumers will take to it now we are canning that beer. Alongside that, our All Caps American Pilsner and Little Victories beers will follow into can, too.”
Matteson added that it has been a year of evolution for Mondo.
“We bought out our early investors in February of this year so now this business is family-owned, which we are very proud of,” he added.