UK-based Little Valley Brewery is planning to invest about £200,000 in a bottling plant to manage rising demand for its beers.

Set up in 2005 by Wim van der Spek and Sue Cooper, the brewery sits on the Pennine moorland of Cragg Vale near to Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire and produces wholly organic and vegan real ale more in bottles than in cask.

The brewery reported year-over-year revenue growth by 52% to £445,000 in previous fiscal year. It is anticipated that Little Valley will further improve its revenue by about 15% in current year.

Cooper told the Yorkshire Post that the brewery has done in-house bottling and never contracted outside.

The brewery anticipates new bottling machine to be operational by May 2014.

"Our current bottleneck is our bottling now and so we are investing in a semi-automated bottling plant for next year so that we can grow much more from 2014 onwards," Cooper added.

Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Booths, Bettys Bakery of Harrogate, apart from independent stores, pubs are customers of the brewery, which exports to Sweden, Denmark, Hong Kong, Norway, Ireland, Holland and Finland.

The brewery claims that it developed the Ampleforth Abbey beer with the Benedictines and bottled it on the windy hill tops of Cragg Vale.

The brewery is also planning to develop a beer especially for the Tour de France 2014, which will start in Yorkshire in July 2014. In addition, Little Valley will also participate in the Grand Depart 2014 festival.