A SOMERSET-based brewery has invested in a new canning line which can see around 2,000 cans an hour roll off the line.

Quantock Brewery, based in Bishops Lydeard, has vowed to keep the beer flowing as lockdown restrictions ease with the investment, which started producing cans on July 15.

Cheryl Ford, co-founder and managing director of the award-winning micro-brewery, said the investment would give the team greater flexibility to bring new beers to market, as well as keeping up with demand for their already popular craft can core range.

"When we started brewing in 2007, craft beer in a can wasn’t something that people really considered," she said.

"But, craft brewers have led the way in using canning technology to showcase their creativity and chemistry skills.

"We’ve seen a significant shift in how people buy their beer and our own canning line gives us even more control in our processes.

"Cans are lighter, designed to stack, easier to transport, 100% recyclable and our customers appreciate that cans chill more quickly so they can reach for their favourite brews when the mood takes them.

"Our inventive and skilled brew crew can’t wait to see our passionately crafted beer roll off our very own canning line."

Due to growing demand to boost their production capability, Quantock Brewery has expanded their Bishops Lydeard premises taking on the unit next door, adding 3,000 square footage to their site.

Quantock Brewery creates a classic range of ales and modern range of craft, hop led style beers, including their high-in-demand QPA and Titanium.

The firm previously revealed it had seen sales increase by 4,000% during the coronavirus lockdown.

For more information, visit www.quantockbrewery.com.