We’re so excited to announce that we have attracted 2 new high profile local investors, The Newell and Eggleton Families to Bristol Beer Factory. Helping to deliver exciting new plans for the Brewery, they join the original co – joint founders Simon Bartlett and George Ferguson and our other current directors, Sam Burrows and Natasha Miller.
We’ve been producing great beer for over 14 years with 6 beers in our current core range and a great variety of guest beers and specials coming up so watch out for them! The investment will help develop the brewery, focusing on innovation, production expansion and distribution. We can then continue doing what we do best – brewing and serving awesome, local, independent beer.
We’ve also recently launched the Brewery Taproom on North Street (if you haven’t been you need to come down), our Beer Club (get yourself signed up) and our great new 4% session ale, Fortitude (if you haven’t tried it, try it!). Plus we have a new Cider venture launching in the Autumn…
Here’s what our MD // Co-Founder, Simon has to say: ‘‘We have reached a crucial stage in our development of needing investment to reach our full potential and chose to reach out to potential investors with the right experience to help the business grow without losing our focus on quality, service and innovation. Both George Ferguson and I have had great respect for Guy and Josh for many years and to have them as part of our forward thinking creative team is better than we could have hoped for.’
Guy and Becky led the acquisition of Butcombe Brewery so bring a huge wealth of experience to Bristol Beer Factory and comment: Bristol is a city that loves a “Taste of Independence.” With Butcombe and Bath Ales, previously the city’s two main independent breweries having been taken over by the Liberation Group and St. Austell respectively, it is left to Bristol Beer Factory to fly the independent flag. It is a very exciting time for the city of Bristol, and indeed for Bristol Beer Factory…We are thrilled to be involved.
Josh Eggleton is Chef-Patron of The Pony & Trap, founder of Salt & Malt and a director of Eat Drink Bristol Fashion. Josh is excited about the future of Bristol Beer Factory, he comments: 'Bristol Beer Factory was a great fit for me and my business portfolio. Fiercely independent, rooted in Bristol but with ambitious plans and the people involved are down to earth but hugely experienced. We are looking forward to working together to expand and grow this already amazing business'.
What a team working on a great brand. We are certainly very proud them all and we know that Bristol will be too.