Independent micro brewery faces liquidation

West Yorkshire’s Elland Brewery is facing liquidation after more than 20 years of trading.

The business, best known for its 1872 Porter which is the reigning CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain, was established in 2002.

It was originally called  Eastwood and Sanders Fine Ales’ in 2002, after the amalgamation of The West Yorkshire Brewery and The Barge and Barrel Brewing Company.

It rebranded as Elland Brewery in 2006 and is based at Heathfield Industrial Estate, Elland.

A virtual meeting of creditors of the brewery is being proposed on Friday 16 February, according to a notice posted in The Gazette. Resolutions to be considered at the meeting will include the appointment of a liquidator.

A meeting of shareholders has been called and will be held prior to the virtual meeting of creditors, to consider passing a resolution for the voluntary winding up of the company.

According to its accounts made up to 31 October 2022, the business employed an average of seven staff during 2022.

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