S&N Plans Major Investment in Caledonian Brewery
June 16, 2004 - Number One British brewer Scottish & Newcastle will upgrade its Caledonian brewery, investing 2 million pounds. The upgrade will double the brewery's capacity to brew flagship brand McEwan's, which is currently produced at the Fountain Brewery. S&N has already announced the impending closure of the Fountain Brewery, and will move McEwan's production to Caledonian. The Fountainhead closure is part of a 45 million-pound cost-cutting and consolidation effort; S&N will also close its Newcastle plan, shifting production of its Newcastle Brown Ale brand switch to the Federation Brewery at Gateshead.