We are the Hop and Stagger Brewery, a microbrewery in the heart of Shropshire. Due to the impact of Covid-19, we desperately need to raise a minimum of £30,000 to help fund a small bottling and kegging plant. This plan will help to make our business more resilient going forward during this difficult time.
Please support us and donate, pledge on our amazing rewards or simply share this campaign far and wide amongst your friends. With your help and support, we can get through this and carry on brewing great beer.
We are a true microbrewery, a family run business that employs a small team of dedicated and enthusiastic people and a couple of odd dogs.
In January 2012 the Hop & Stagger Brewery brewed its first beers at the White Lion in Bridgnorth. In 2015 due to increased demand, we moved to a converted farm building on the Apley Estate just outside Bridgnorth. Since that time we had managed to grow steadily, won the odd award and have seen our beers being stocked in a wider range of local pubs, clubs and shops.
In March 2020, due to Covid-19 everything ground to a halt, pubs closed and our income vanished literally, overnight. These restrictions looked set to stay for the coming months, so, in an effort to survive we had no alternative but to send our beer out to be bottled so we could at least keep our loyal customers served with beer at home. The problem is that outsourcing our bottling requires a huge commitment in both volumes of beer demanded by bottling facilities, along with the financial pressure caused by committing to larger bottling volumes.
If we are successful we will install our own smaller bottling facility, this will enable us to
- Safeguard us against future disruption to the draught beer market
- Be more flexible and respond to demand quicker
- Split our packaging across draught and small pack according to demand for
particular beer styles
- Increase our range of beers available to shops and home markets
- Support other breweries with their bottling requirement
- Develop new markets and ultimately future proof our business and create future
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
There are lots of ways you can support us, by treating yourself or someone close to you to our new Crowdfunder rewards and help keep Hop and Stagger Brewery going through this tricky time.
Through these reward options, we hope to raise the £30K we need to help purchase and install our bottling plant, which in turn will future proof our business in 2021 and beyond…