Starting life in the kitchen of an east London bar, this brewery now produces 6.5m litres of beer a year at its site in Tottenham Hale. Logan Plant, 39 — son of the Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant — founded Beavertown in 2011 and today its beers are stocked in Young’s, Fuller’s and Greene King pubs, as well as in Waitrose and Marks & Spencer stores. Its quirkily named pale ales, which include Gamma Ray, Neck Oil and Lupuloid, are all sold in eye-catching cans featuring psychedelic prints and comic book-style cartoons. Sales frothed up to £12.7m in the year to March and it announced in June that Heineken had taken a minority stake in the business for £40m. Beaverworld — its new brewery and visitor centre in London — will open next year, lifting production capacity to 45m litres a year.
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