The Highwood Brewery at Melton Ross, North Lincolnshire, maker of Tom Wood’s beers, went into liquidation three weeks ago. Scunthorpe-based CJM Asset Management is under instruction to sell off the firm’s entire stock of beers, wines and spirits, along with its fleet of delivery vehicles and other equipment.
CJM has had to apply to magistrates for a temporary event licence to enable the thousands of bottles of drink to be auctioned off next Tuesday. CJM director Paul Cooper said: “I’m sure many real ale drinkers around the region will be very sad to see the brewery go under.
“It was quite a success story, growing from a small local operation producing just 5,000 pints a week that were drunk within a 40-mile radius into a regional operation brewing more than a million-and-a-half pints a year.”
Included in the sale is a mobile bottling plant once used by top chef Gordon Ramsay on one of his TV programmes.