Beavertown Brewery & Heineken UK

As part of the agreement between the two companies, founder Logan Plant will step down as CEO and take on a new advisory role, with Jochen Van Esch, taking on the new managing director role.

Heineken UK purchased a minority share in Beavertown in 2018, and since then has invested significantly, developing a new state-of-the-art brewery in North London. Beavertown will continue to be operated separately to Heineken UK with its own functional teams including sales, marketing, brewing and wider existing teams.

Logan Plant says: "Beavertown began in my kitchen, ten years ago. From brewing in a rice pan to one of the most successful British brewers in recent years, employing over 160 people and brewing 360,000 hectolitres of beer. Its success is something I could never have predicted back then." He sees the handover to Heineken as an important next step for the brand and its employees.

Jochen Van Esch becomes new Managing Director. He has worked for Heineken for more than 20 years. He says: "I’ve worked closely alongside Logan and the team for five years now, during which the new brewery has been built, we’ve opened the first Beavertown pub, and the brand has become one of the most popular super premium beers in the country."

Source: Heineken UK
Photo: Screenshot, Sept. 27,2022; facebook.com/beavertownbrewery