We take great care over the breweries and beers that we bring to the UK. We only develop beers of exceptional quality, which are steeped in provenance from craft brewers with a branding and presentation that are just begging to be drunk.
Stiegl is Austria’s largest privately owned brewery and in 2014 was voted Austria’s favourite beer. Founded in 1492 in Salzburg, there is documentary evidence that suggest Mozart drank it in his day … and he was a genius! It’s still a family run business so they don’t have to make any shareholders happy. As a result, all of the money gets re-invested into making better beer. Stiegl now boast one of the most modern breweries in Europe. They work together with farmers to ensure the quality of their ingredients and they even have a small farm of their own. They’re on the national rail network too!
Brauerei Schrems is a small local brewery situated in a nature reserve in the north of Austria where the water is perfect for brewing and the organic farmers grow malt and hops to Karl’s exacting specifications. Schremser produces a range of traditional and innovative beer styles that are starting to gain international recognition such as their famous Bio-Roggenbier, a Rye beer that won silver medal at the beer world cup in 2008. It tastes like liquid bread topped with spicy vanilla ice cream. Their lagers are legendary too and after some convincing, they agreed to brew one just for us!
“Item taberna in Hurde solvit talentum 1“ – these historic cryptic words about the Hirt brewery were recorded back in 1270. For those of you who don’t know Latin: this means something like “Equally, the tavern at Hirt shall pay one talent”. This may not sound terribly exciting – but it was with these words that the Hirt brewery was first mentioned in the assets register of Gurk Cathedral Chapter, earning it the title as one of Austria’s oldest private breweries.
In 2006 he was a math and physics teacher that started experimenting with hops, malt and yeast back home in his kitchen in Copenhagen. Today Mikkel Borg Bjergsø exports his micro brewed beer to 40 different countries and is internationally acclaimed as one of the most innovative and cutting edge brewers in the world.
Mikkeller aim to brew beer that challenges the concept of good beer and moves people. We do this by using the best ingredients and work with the most talented and creative minds around the world.
BLAK STOC CIDER
Brewmaster Karl fermented his first cider as a young schoolboy, many years before he was of legal age to taste it. Since then, he has never stopped experimenting with all sorts of fruits and flavors. This passion for natural ingredients and the wonders of fermentation is shared by our team and is reflected in our range of innovative ciders
TO Øl BREWERY
To Øl is a young Danish craft beer brewery founded in 2010. To Øl brew a wide range of different craft beers; some potent and provocative, others fresh and floral. Brewing beers they want to drink themselves. The ambition is to use raw ingredients of the highest quality; never to compromise with taste and balance and to keep pushing the boundaries of great beer-crafting.
Carlow Brewing Company, also known as O’Hara’s Brewery, is an independent, family-owned business established in 1996 and one of the pioneers of Irish craft brewing. Located in the heart of Ireland’s traditional malt and hop-growing “Barrow Valley” region which has strong historical linkages to the Irish brewing industry, they have been at the forefront of the new wave of Irish craft brewing for almost 17 years.
CZECH BEER ALLIANCE
Following some lively discussions and an incredible trip to the Czech Republic last year, we're over the moon to be linking up with CzechTrade and Czech Beer Alliance to showcase the best of the country’s beer. The CBA is the Real Bohemian Lager Ambassador to the UK & currently representing several independent Czech brewers which we are bringing the the UK.
The Klosterbrauerei Andechs is a monastic brewery in Andechs, Upper Bavaria, Germany, well known for its Andechser beers. The brewery is run by the monks of Andechs Abbey, a priory of St. Boniface's Abbey, a Benedictine abbey situated 40 km away in Munich.
Founded in the US in 2006, Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. is Westchester’s and the Hudson Valley’s largest craft brewery. Captain Lawrence boasts a twenty-five thousand square foot brewery facility, a twenty-five hundred square foot beer hall, and a six thousand square foot outdoor beer garden.
When it comes to bringing home the bacon, assuming that bacon is made of the world’s best craft beer, nobody does it quite like Ska.
Somewhere out in Colorado, in the year nineteen hundred and ninety-five, two guys named Dave and Bill learned that while they loved gulping down good beer, they weren’t yet old enough to buy it.
On the second Skaturday of Skatember it hit them. If they brewed their own beer they’d have all the beer they could ever want. And while they were at it, why not brew the most magnificent suds ever quaffed in their neck of the woods.
It all started with three college buddies and a shared love of beer. Dan Kenary, Rich Doyle, and George Ligeti were passionate about beer, but they weren’t able find what they were looking for on tap at their local pubs. While traveling in Europe after college, they drank many diverse, fresh, local beers and experienced firsthand the wonderful beer culture that existed just across the pond.
They wanted to bring that to Boston, so they decided to do just that. In 1986 the Harpoon Brewery received Brewing Permit #001 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
And that, friends, was the beginning of Harpoon….