A new brewery, beer hall and shop is set to open up at Everards Meadows in the spring, and jobs are now being advertised working there.
The family-owned brewer and pub estate business is a matter of months away from opening the new headquarters at Everards Meadows.
The £30.5 million turnover business is building on a 70-acre greenfield site after selling its previous home, just across the road, which is being redeveloped as a £168 million extension to the Fosse Park shopping centre.
The development will bring production of its Tiger, Sunchaser, Old Original, Golden Hop and Beacon bitters back in-house in the spring after several years being brewed outside the county.
The new facility will also create some 40 jobs – and some of these are now being advertised.
On the Fish4jobs site, the company is recruiting for four positions.
A retail manager is being sought, with a salary of £23,920, plus bonus and benefits.
They’ll be managing the day-to-day operations of the new shop on site, plus helping to manage the beer hall team.
In the beer hall, a bar manager is also being hired, with a salary of £25,000 a year.
They want a candidate who has “the charisma, experience and passion for beverages, but above all, beer” to fill that vacancy.
The Fish4jobs site also has roles advertised for a sous chef, with a wage of £28,000, and a junior sous chef, on a wage of £24,000.
‘Foodies’ who thrive on working with fresh innovative and classic ingredients alike will report in to the head chef.
Speaking previously about the new development, company chairman Richard Everard OBE DL said: “We look forward to welcoming customers to our new home where they will be able to enjoy fantastic hospitality while overlooking both the wonderful meadows but also our state-of-the-art brewery.
“We will be brewing a great range of beers and of course bringing our famous “Tiger” back to Leicestershire.”
The new brewery will have capacity to make around 16,000 barrels of beer a year for Everards’ 173 pubs and its partners such as Leicester Tigers, the Morningside basketball arena and Curve theatre.
Previous plans for a distillery next to the brewery were dropped in favour of a small, “pilot brewery” which will allow members of the public to brew small batches of beer.
Jenno’s Coffee House and Rutland Cycling were the first tenants to move onto the wider Everards Meadow site in the summer of 2019, and the land around the brewery has become a destination for cyclists and walkers.
New images show how the bar inside the headquarters will look, with large windows behind so that visitors can see what’s going on inside the brewery while having a pint.
Everards will also host brewery tours, allowing customers to get a behind-the-scenes look at the brewery, as well as tasting sessions and brewing workshops.