Brewology Celebrate Successful First Year

Brewology birthday posterIt’s been a busy first year for Leeds based start up Brewology. Not only has the company completed an award winning, brew-house project for brewing giant C&C group but also a major brewhouse automation project for Freedom Brewery as well as designing and manufacturing a brand new range of Keg and Cask machines.

Their impressive customer base includes some of the largest breweries in the country as well as fellow start up breweries and the smaller local breweries looking to expand. Managing Director David Midgley says, “We work hard for the small breweries, we know what it’s like to be a start up company and we want to help them grow. They are the future big breweries and future repeat business, which is key for us.”

Early on, Brewology realised the need for a nationwide service team and have now established service teams in the south and the north of the country, with Scotland to follow in the near future. “Having service teams available around the country means we can offer a faster cheaper, local, UK based service. All our teams are trained to work on not just our own machines but numerous other brewery equipment manufacturers’,” says David.

Brewology’s state-of-the-art Yorkshire based manufacturing workshop includes brand new CNC machining equipment and fabrication facilities. David says, “Having a fully kitted out machine shop means we are manufacturing in-house, giving us control over quality and production. It also means we can take on fun, bespoke projects like the parts we made for one of the race cars that took part in the famous Harewood Hill Climb.”

Brewology’s second year is set to go from strength to strength as they already have a strong order and enquiry book. David is happy with the company’s steady growth and says he is looking forward to the challenges that a year two start up will bring. He adds, “We are lucky to have a great team of staff behind us, as well as wonderful customers and suppliers. We are so grateful for all the support the industry has shown us and look forward many more years of helping to produce and drink great beer!”

To find out more about Brewology visit their website on www.brewology.co.uk or contact 0113 457 0487.

 

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Inveralmond Brewery’s Flying High with Charity Brew

Inveralmond Brewery, one of Scotland’s leading independent craft-beer breweries, has today raised a high flying toast to a brew that is set to put some fizz into the fundraising efforts of Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA).

Launching the beer from the comfort of their custom made bar at the Brewery, Managing Director Fergus Clark was joined by SCAA’s Head of Fundraising, Sally Cameron, and Joyce Leslie, a Trustee of the charity, to formally “wet the head” of the new partnership.

And with 5p from every pint sold in participating pubs, there is potentially a lot to celebrate for the Perth based charity which has responded to over 600 emergency callouts across Scotland since it was launched. SCAA is Scotland’s only charity-funded helicopter air ambulance, fuelled entirely by public donation.

Head of Fundraising Sally Cameron commented:

“We are delighted with this new partnership and we can see Inveralmond Brewery’s support will bring the life-saving charity into sharp focus in venues across the country. Not only will the 5p per pint donation prove a tremendous boost to our funds, but the exposure through Inveralmond’s wide and respected network of pubs and bars will also help spread awareness of the charity.

“We hope people enjoy their pint knowing that they are helping keep our much-needed service in the air. Today we raise a glass in celebration of them and Inveralmond Brewery for their generous support.”

An out-pouring of support for the charity brew has already started from Scotland’s on trade community, with venues in Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen already tapping into the latest fundraising gesture.

Fergus Clark, Managing Director at Inveralmond Brewery, said:

“The SCAA Charity Beer has been very well received by our trade customers and we’re delighted with the early initial uptake of the charity brew which we are sure will be a hit with Inveralmond beer fans across Scotland. With 5p in every pint going to the charity, whose work is truly exceptional in serving the medical emergency needs of Scotland, it gives new meaning to responsible drinking. We’re delighted to be helping make a tangible difference.”

To find out more about The Inveralmond Brewery visit www.inveralmond-brewery.co.uk

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Ossian turns back time with Supremely Golden Prize at REWIND

Inveralmond Brewery’s flagship beer, Ossian, has teamed up with REWIND Scotland, the 80′s music festival, to offer an exceptional prize for 80′s music lovers in their latest Supremely Golden Ticket competition.

Run exclusively through Inveralmond Brewery’s social media platforms, the competition gives beers lovers across the country the chance to vie for an exclusive experience with a new supremely golden prize to compete for every month.

Launching the competition today, this month’s prize offers 2 tickets weekend camping tickets for one lucky winner at this year’s festival which will be held from Friday 24th – 26th July at Scone Palace, Perth. Inveralmond Brewery has been a festival favourite for Rewind-ers, and this year will see popular beer brand Ossian served up in the festival’s new craft beer tent, The Black Bull Inn.

The line-up at this year’s festival, which celebrates the music of major acts from the 1908s, includes Bananarama, Kim Wilde, Nik Kershaw and Belinda Carlisle.

And, with two weekend camping tickets, the lucky Golden Ticket winners will be able to soak up the dayglo atmosphere than ever before while sipping Ossian as the sun sets in the glorious grounds of Scone Palace.

Fergus Clark, Managing Director of Inveralmond Brewery, said:
“As our flagship beer, we are delighted to be celebrating Ossian being served up at one of Scotland’s most popular music festivals by offering beer lovers the chance to win a REWIND Scotland experience through our Supremely Golden Ticket competition. It is great to be working again with the organisers of REWIND Scotland to offer such a great prize.”

Beer lovers looking to get their hands on this month’s Supremely Golden Ticket can enter on Inveralmond Brewery’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/InveralmondBeer or by visiting the Brewery’s website.

To find out more about The Inveralmond Brewery and Ossian, visit www.inveralmond-brewery.co.uk

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Yorkshire Coast brewery celebrates White Rose shortlist success

Wold Top Brewery has reached the shortlist in the Taste of Yorkshire category of the Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards.

The farm based brewery is one of six finalists and faces tough competition from fellow East Yorkshire business Vanessa Delicatessen, Butchery & Café in Beverley and Wadsley Hall Farm Kitchen Ltd (Tipple Tails), Rounton Coffee, Lottie Shaw’s Bakery, Yorkshire Heart Vineyard & Brewery and Yummy Yorkshire.

The Taste of Yorkshire award aims to reward tourism bosses who produce a quality end product or uses local produce and contributes to the long term sustainability of the local community. The winners will be announced at the White Rose ceremony later in the year.

Of the shortlist, Gill Mellor said: “It’s been a great year for Yorkshire and we’re delighted to have reached the final of this competition that celebrates all things Yorkshire.”

The brewery’s shortlist success comes on the back of the brewery’s recent award for Emerging Exporter at the Insider Media International Trade Awards and a shortlist in the national FDF (Food and Drink Federation) awards.

Farm based Wold Top Brewery is part of the Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) scheme for environmental initiatives and is also working closely with the RSPB to promote its birdlife. Its range of award winning ales is also available through the website, independent and multiple retailers, farm shops, delis, hotels, pubs and off licences.

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Lowestoft brewer wins first ever summer beer competition

Green Jack Brewery in Lowestoft is raising a glass of its Summer Dream beer after it was declared the winner of the first ever ‘Beer for Summer’ competition.

Judge Mark Dorber; Peter Gordon, on Trade Director of Budweiser Budvar; Tim Dunford, MD and Master Brewer of Green Jack Brewery and judge Charlie McVeigh of The Draft House

Summer Dream, a 4% ABV floral, dry and hoppy ale brewed with handpicked elderflowers, triumphed over four other finalists at a judging in London where experts included Tony Jerome, communications and membership director of the Society of Independent Brewers, (SIBA) to which Green Jack Brewery belongs.

Green Jack will now see Summer Dream sold at The Draft House, a London chain of craft beer bars, as well as winning a trip for two to the Budweiser Budvar brewery in the Czech Republic. Their beer will also be promoted by the beer industry’s marketing campaign ‘There’s A Beer For That.

Jerome said, “SIBA is delighted to have supported this contest, which has sought out the best that Britain’s brewers have to offer for the summer: light, golden, delicious beers, ideal for supping in a pub garden or at home with a barbecue.
“Choosing a winner from five great finalist beers, all brewed by SIBA members, was a tough task, but in the end judges felt that Green Jack’s Summer Dream had the edge. The addition of elderflowers makes it a delicious and wonderfully refreshing drink.”

Tim Dunford, managing director and Master Brewer at Green Jack Brewery, said, “Brewing Summer Dream is a real labour of love, because of the elderflowers; it takes about two days to collect enough for one brew. Added to that, elderflowers are only in flower for around eight weeks, so it’s all hands on deck to pick them wherever we can find them and then brew straight away.

“Winning this competition is great recognition for the work that goes into Summer Dream and I’m grateful to everyone at the brewery who has helped us to produce this lovely summer beer.” Green Jack sell around 100 firkins – 7,200 pints – of Summer Dream over the few months that it is available.

Jerome said, “SIBA is delighted to have supported this contest, which has sought out the best that Britain’s brewers have to offer for the summer: light, golden, delicious beers, ideal for supping in a pub garden or at home with a barbecue.
“Choosing a winner from five great finalist beers, all brewed by SIBA members, was a tough task, but in the end judges felt that Green Jack’s Summer Dream had the edge. The addition of elderflowers makes it a delicious and wonderfully refreshing drink.”

Tim Dunford, managing director and Master Brewer at Green Jack Brewery, said, “Brewing Summer Dream is a real labour of love, because of the elderflowers; it takes about two days to collect enough for one brew. Added to that, elderflowers are only in flower for around eight weeks, so it’s all hands on deck to pick them wherever we can find them and then brew straight away.

“Winning this competition is great recognition for the work that goes into Summer Dream and I’m grateful to everyone at the brewery who has helped us to produce this lovely summer beer.” Green Jack sell around 100 firkins – 7,200 pints – of Summer Dream over the few months that it is available.

The Beer for Summer competition was organised by Imbibe, the magazine for the pub and bar industry, and was open to all brewers in the UK. It attracted 27 entries and challenged them to brew a new beer that tasted like ‘summer in a glass’ or, in the words of one of the judges, Charlie McVeigh, was “quaffable and with an astonishing capacity to refresh.”

The other finalists were: See Side APA from Bison Beer, Brighton (brewed at Vibrant Forest Brewery in Lymington); Sour to the People from By The Horns Brewing Co, London: Swifties Cornish Lager from Keltek Cornish Brewery and Goddess of the Spring from The Celt Experience, Wales.

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Hallidays expand their international network

Hallidays, Stockport, known for their client support, join Russell Bedford as the network’s Manchester area member.

Nigel Bennett - Managing Director, Hallidays

Russell Bedford, the global network of independent firms of accountants, tax advisers and business consultants is ranked as one of the world’s top accounting networks. Russell Bedford is represented by some 600 partners, 5,000 team members and 290 offices in more than 100 countries in Europe, the Americas, Middle East, Africa, Indian sub-Continent & Asia-Pacific.

Within the British Isles, Hallidays join alongside existing members Lubbock Fine (London), Cooney Carey (Dublin) and SMP Partners (Isle of Man).

Russell Bedford will give Hallidays and their clients access to a worldwide network of professional service firms. This will give them access to specialists in the right place with an understanding of the big picture and local knowledge. It will further complement Hallidays’ already strong personal service based on established relationships. For over 10 years, Hallidays’ clients have voted Personal Service as one of the key things they love about Hallidays along with approachability and other areas such as speed of response, fixed fees and helping to grow their businesses.

Managing Partner Nigel Bennett commented:
“Many businesses are now looking beyond the borders of the UK to expand their markets and business relationships and this also applies to Hallidays’ clients. Joining Russell Bedford International allows us to ensure that where our clients need professional expertise abroad we can refer them to Russell Bedford members who we know will provide the same level of service that they have come to expect from Hallidays.” www.hallidays.co.uk

Hallidays offer a wide range of professional services including business consulting, accounting and audit, tax compliance and consulting, recruitment and payroll, IT consulting and wealth management and have run Business growth events for their clients, prospects and introducers for over 10 years.

Russell Bedford International CEO Alan Bezzant commented:
“The addition of Hallidays marks a major step in establishing the Russell Bedford network in key business locations throughout the British Isles. With our existing presence in London, the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man, we are delighted to welcome one of the foremost accounting firms in the north-west of England.” www.russellbedford.com

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East Yorkshire ‘Food Star’ shortlisted for national growth award

Directors and staff at a Yorkshire coast brewery are celebrating after being shortlisted for a major national award.

Wold Newton based Wold Top Brewery has reached the final of the Growth Business Northern England category of the The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards.

The Food and Drink Federation Awards honour the talent and inspiration in the UK food and drink sector. Finalists will find out if they have triumphed on Monday 7 September at a gala industry event at The Brewery, London, hosted by broadcaster and presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli.

The group and individual shortlists were chosen by a panel of judges comprised of industry experts and sponsors. Finalists include a range of well-known brands, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and people who are rising stars in the industry or established innovators and technical experts.

The Wold Newton brewery faces competition from Country Pudding, Delicious Alchemy, The Flava People (MRC), Hawkshead Relish and Yorvale Icecream to take the prestigious prize.

Brewery Director, Gill Mellor is proud to have reached the final: “Since we were nominated as one of the Governments ’50 Food Stars’, we have been encouraged to enter national food and drink competitions and we’re very pleased to have been shortlisted.”

Steve Barnes, FDF’s Economics and Commercial Services Director, said: “We’ve had a record number of entries across the food and drink supply chain including growers, retailers and artisan producers, ranging from the big global brands to SMEs. Our expert judging panel faced a huge challenge to get the entries down to a shortlist, but we’re really pleased with the variety and number of entrants. This is a reminder of the talented, dedicated people there are working in Britain’s food and drink industry.

The brewery’s shortlist success comes on the back of the brewery’s recent award for Emerging Exporter at the Insider Media International Trade Awards.

Farm based Wold Top Brewery is part of the Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) scheme for environmental initiatives and is also working closely with the RSPB to promote its birdlife. Its range of award winning ales is also available through the website, independent and multiple retailers, farm shops, delis, hotels, pubs and off licences.

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The search is on for Aldi’s next top product

Aldi logoAldi has launched a search for Scotland’s next top food or drink product, with the winning product being stocked in the supermarket’s 61 stores across the country.

 

To celebrate Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink, the retailer is looking to give a Scottish business their big break by agreeing to list their product for a year.

 

The competition opens on Monday 29 June and Aldi is looking for new and exciting products suitable to compliment the taste buds of the Scottish palate and have longevity.

 

Richard Holloway, Managing Director of Aldi in Scotland, said: “Our business model in Scotland has always been about working with the best local producers to bring top quality products to our customers at everyday low prices. We want to help give a local business their big break by offering them access to our knowledge and expertise to help get their product off the ground.”

 

Scotland Food & Drink Chief Executive James Withers commented: “Aldi’s search for Scotland’s Next Top Product presents a great opportunity for Scottish food and drink producers. In addition to getting onto Aldi shelves themselves, the winner will get great support to build their own capabilities, including working with the retailer’s buyers to make the most of the year’s listing and to focus on elements such as product design. I’d encourage producers to enter this competition; it’s a worthwhile exercise for companies regardless of whether they win.

 

“Aldi is placing a strong focus on sourcing locally and the resultant relationships with Scottish suppliers are great to see. This approach is invaluable for the continued growth of our sector. The Scottish food and drink industry has been enjoying sales growth year on year and there is good reason for us to be recognised as a Land of Food and Drink as we offer quality products with a strong identity. This hunt for the next best product will be good exposure to new or as yet undiscovered products in the market, although I suspect that the judging panel will have a tough job on their hands identifying just one.”

 

The winner of Aldi’s next top product competition will be announced on 7 September. Building on Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, September’s Year of Food and Drink theme is Celebration with a focus on events and products that celebrate provenance and the produce on our doorstep.

 

Scottish businesses can enter the competition via Scotland Food & Drink’s website by filling out an online entry form www.foodanddrink.scot/aldi.The full list of terms and conditions for the competition are also available on the website. Entries close on Friday 31 July.

 

The shortlisted businesses will be announced on Friday 7 August and will be asked to present their product to Aldi’s Scottish Buying team who will support the winner through the process of getting their product on the shelf.

 

The Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015 celebrates the country’s outstanding natural larder and produce. The Scottish Government initiative is led by VisitScotland, supported by Scotland Food & Drink and Think Local. It is designed to capitalise on the momentum created by the previous Year of Food and Drink in 2010 and Homecoming Scotland 2014.

 

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Leaders in the Irish Brewing Industry meet for the launch of the Emmerald Green Keg

On Thursday the 4th and Friday 5th of June some of the most influential leaders in the Irish Brewing Industry met in Cavan

for the launch of the Emmerald Green Keg, a new and innovative patent protected beer keg, owned, designed and

manufactured in Ireland.

 

Not since the last Cooper left St James Gate Brewery, Dublin, the home of Guinness, have beer kegs been manufactured in

Ireland.  Emmerald, a Galway based company, is set to change that, working with Gem Plastics, Emmerald’s manufacturing

and investment partners, based in Cavan

 

Emmerald green keg is the brain child of the Team at Emmerald Polymers.  So what is Emmerald Green Keg?

It is a polymer keg designed and tested to meet and exceed the exacting standards of the brewing industry for safety,

sustainability, quality, durability and probably, most importantly, for the Pint Drinker, taste, – no matter what your

preference.

 

The Brewing Industry and the Need to Change

1.        Why change, nobody likes change!

2.        There are €650 million reasons why (global annual theft value for raw material)

3.        Health and safety  - lightweight construction – ease of handling, both full and empty

4.        Carbon footprint – totally recyclable, transportation and fuel costs

5.        Noise pollution – extended delivery times, fewer complaints

6.        Downtime

 

THE BREWING INDUSTRY NEEDS THIS CHANGE


The team at Emmerald is no stranger to the Beer business.  They already sell Emmerald Green Casks to the brewing industry.

Emmerald Green Casks are currently being used by brewers in Ireland, UK and the US.  In excess of 40,000

Emmerald Green Casks are being used on a daily basis.

 

So who is the team at Emmerald?

 

Brian Duffy, Chairman, formally Chairman and MD Diageo Ireland, Global Brand Director for Guinness and Global Category

Director for Diageo beer.

 

Kevin Whelehan, Managing Director, son of a very well-known Dublin Publican, Mick Whelehan, formerly a member of the

Diageo Ireland Leadership team.  Kevin left Diageo in January and joined forces with Brendan Fahy, a well know successful

Galway Publican and Greg Whitehorne a veteran in the drinks wholesaling business in the UK.

 

Board Director Ken Allan, currently Managing Director at Britvic Ireland.  Prior to Britvic, Ken was commercial Director

Brandhouse in Africa, prior to that Commercial Director at Diageo Ireland.

 

Phillip Wallis, Technical Director, formerly Technical and Design Director with Harcostar.   Phillip designed both Emmerald

Green Keg and Cask.

 

Emmerald is backed by Enterprise Ireland.   Kevin Sherry Manager High Potential Start Ups, Enterprise Ireland added

“Emmerald Green Keg is an excellent example of the type of start-up we like to back. They have taken innovation and

green technologies to a traditional product and we are very excited about the global market opportunities it presents.

We look forward to working with the management as they grow their business and wish them every success”

 

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