We need your generous support to finish building our new brewery and taproom in Brislington, Bristol
We have been brewing for 13 years and in 2019 decided to expand and rebrand. We will be opening the new brewery under the name Hop Union Brewery. We believe that a taproom should be the HUB of every modern brewery. Along with finishing the bespoke brewhouse, our aim is to create an exclusive taproom with inside and outside drinking areas for the community to enjoy. The location for our new brewery.
We acquired new premises and ordered new Brewing equipment. Halfway through our grand plan, covid hit us and hit us hard. Hospitality is the beating heart of the brewing industry and the sector has suffered significantly, independent craft breweries are now struggling to survive.
Inside our new brewery.
We are Great Western Brewing Company, a family business since 1982. Three family generations of The Stone family are still involved and we have grown our business over the years through hard work, determination, and commitment.
The family business started at The Rising Sun pub, situated in the village of Frampton Cotterell.
Our passion for good craft ale expanded into brewing in 2007 when GWB was established.
We started brewing on a small scale and over the years built up a successful business and loyal customer base. Our brewing buzz allowed us to create modern and traditional styles resulting in winning multiple awards.
We have built up a fantastic team and our staff members are very important to us and we could not be successful without their dedication to their roles.
We will be moving production to the new site but we want to reassure our loyal customers that we have every intention to keep our shop going in Hambrook as we know it is important to the local community.
The support we have received from new and existing GWB customers during the last 13 years, and crucially the past 12 months, have been incredible, without your loyalty we would not be here today.
What our amazing supporters have to say...
Why are we in this situation?
Due to the COVID-19, our exciting plans to finish building the new brewery and taproom have gone up a certain creek without a paddle!
We are finding it incredibly difficult to fund this project as our business has been severely impacted and we have received little financial help during this time.
We all know good times are returning soon and we want to complete Hop Union Brewery, so we can all enjoy this exciting project together and meet the rise in demand within the industry.
We need your help to get us back on track to finish Hop Union Brewery by early Summer 2021, in time for the party season!
2021 so far
So here we are, in need of financial help; around £50,000.00 would enable us to complete our plans for the brewery.
You can be part of this new and exciting journey by supporting us. We have some great rewards for you, Invites to The Brewery Launch, Seasonal HUB parties, create your own recipe and brew your own beer experiences, tours and much more that only your generous support for the Brewery can enjoy.
Help us by donating, or simply sharing with friends and family on social media.
We want our customers to have a memorable and enjoyable experience when they visit the Brewery and Taproom. Our award-winning beers will not change and we intend to expand our range and styles even further.
The Brewery tap, creating a vibrant and modern drinking experience.
The Brewery shop, allowing our beers to be purchased directly to the public.
With light now visible at the end of this tunnel, we need your help to raise this money with your support, you can help us make this happen.