Derby Brewing Company's crowdfunding campaign has exceeded its £500,000 target and has raised a total of £640,280.
The brewery now plans to launch Crafted, a craft beer range; open a new Derby Brewing venue; increase listings of its range in supermarkets; export worldwide; and create a bar and shop at its brewery.
Derby Brewing Company was founded in 2004 by Trevor Harris and now owns four venues in and around Derby: the Tap and the Greyhound in Derby; the Queen's Head in Little Eaton; and the five-bedroom boutique hotel, bar and restaurant Kedleston Country House, Quarndon.
The company also plans further development of its existing venues, including the installation of a garden room at the Greyhound, an extension at the Queen's Head and an additional six bedrooms at the Kedleston Country House.
Director Paul Harris said: "It's hugely exciting that we have successfully funded, we are delighted and humbled that we now have over 560 investors who share our excitement about our future plans for Derby Brewing.
"We can't wait to now get started turning our exciting plans into reality, growing Derby Brewing for our shareholders and to benefit Derby as a whole. As a family owned local business this growth will create considerable further employment, both directly and via our local supplier base, boosting the local economy and we certainly hope to make Derby proud by producing more great beers and venues in the years to come."
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