Support your local brewer
Let's help each other!
The corona crisis is currently affecting many entrepreneurs, including the many brewers we work with every day. Deliveries to the catering industry have completely stopped and many breweries have had to close the doors to their tap rooms. This of course has had huge impact, especially on smaller-scale production. We have to, and want to, do something about it!
At Beerwulf, brewers are not only our business partners, they are also our friends. We would therefore like to support them in this difficult period, both financially and in fostering the spirit of community. Of course, you can help by ordering beers from your favourite brewers, but we would also like to draw your attention to all kinds of entrepreneurial actions to get through the crisis and support one another.
With the BrewDog's Drive Thru and new Hop Drop app, you can order beer, food, and cider from their bars and collect it without having to leave your car. They are kindly launching with a 30% discount for all users and a 50% discount for NHS members.
That's not all, BrewDog have opened their Online Bar and you are all invited- expect live beer tastings, pub quizzes, music and the usual chatter you could expect from a Friday night in your local. See you there next Friday 🤘
Keep an eye on their Instagram where they are spreading nothing but positive, upbeat vibes. Their weekly #4pmWithBeavertown has involved a whole host of fun sessions. Funky Friday live DJ sets, quizzes, mariachi bands and virtual drinks. Their live sessions, where you can tune in for a chat and a beer, have also included yoga and drawing lessons. All this from the comfort of your own home, who knows what’s next?!Image taken from Beavertown's Instagram.
You can go to Bellfield's website and buy a voucher here for their taproom, tours or merchandise to redeem when they’re back. They're been busy planting and pruning willow to make it especially lovely when they reopen. We think we will all desereve a good drink by the time this is over.
For locals there's a few ways to support, you can swing by their Edinburgh location and drop off a tin to take part in their 'tin for a can' campaign and support local food banks in need. Drop off your tin and receive a free can of beer! You should also keep an eye out for their new 5L ‘mini casks’ that will launch mid-April. Both Lawless Village IPA and Session Ale will be available for the special price of £20.00. Buy online and collect!
Brewgooder has set up a platform for their #oneonus campaign, allowing you to donate a round of beer and message to our NHS heroes. Simply donate the cost of a 4 pack and send your message of support, and an NHS employee can claim it when they come to the website.
Brixton Brewery Take Away Central (formerly known as their Tap Room) is offering takeaway beers, so feel free to stop by and stock up.
They are hosting a competition to encourage mindfulness but offering entrants the chance to name and design their very own Brixton Brewery beer. All you've got to do is go to their website, download and print out the template for a chance to win some beer!
They are also collecting donations for the Brixton & Norwood Food Bank. An additionl £5 from every Brixton Brewery T-shirt sold will be donated to the food bank too. Support the cause by buying a T-shirt or bringing a donation and to say thank you, you will get a beer in return.
Cloudwater are offering all NHS staff 25% off beer purchased from their online webshop. They are also providing the opportunity for their customers to chip in and buy a beer for an NHS worker.
All you need to do it is buy a £1 token, for every 50 tokens they accrue, they will ship an NHS worker a case of beer. NHS members will be selected at random via their Instagram. So, go and nominate your friends, family members and loved ones in the NHS with the hashtag #cloudwaterlovesnhs.
Our favourite Bermondsey brewery have taken their operation to the digital frontline in the form of a ‘Fourpure Pub Quiz’. The virtual pub quiz every Wednesday t 5PM tests knowledge on beer, film, and JRR Tolkien books. Winner gets 12 cans of beer!
Thursday April 16 saw Fourpure hosting the a session with New Hope Club live on their Instagram. The pop trio kindly did it for a donation from Fourpure to Teenage Cancer Trust.
Keep an eye on their Instagram for more great stuff like this, we can't get enough!
We previously saw Northern Monk give away 5,000 free cans of Faith to NHS and front line care workers. They also donated £3 to the NHS for every Keep The Faith pack they sold.
Now they are working with Drinks Trust Emergency Fund, a relief fund for those who have lost their job as a result of this crisis. They will donate a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of their All Together IPA, soon to be available via their Webshop. Follow their social channels to stay up to date.
They are also offering Virtual Gift Cards, to treat yourself or loved ones!
Image taken from Northern Monk Instagram
To all the breweries, shops and bars. To all those who are coming up with innovative solutions to ensure we are still spreading the love and delivering delicious beer (of course), we wholeheartedly support you!
With the need to social distance there has been a shift, many having to alter their business model to fit the ‘new normal'. There are lots of additional ways you can help support your local business and community:
We will be updating this reguarly, so check back every now and then to see if anything new is happening! Have you got any more ideas? Or, are you a brewer with some nice initiatives to get through the crisis? We want to hear!