GWB Needs Your Help To Finish Hop Union Brewery!

by Hop Union Brewery (part of GWB) in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 19th April 2021 we successfully raised £19,869 with 178 supporters in 35 days

GWB is expanding, and rebranding! Please help us finish Hop Union Brewery (HUB), a new Bespoke Brewery, and Taproom in Brislington Bristol

by Hop Union Brewery (part of GWB) in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

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.  1615752733_img-20210303-wa0010.jpgThe 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. 

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About us 

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.  

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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.

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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... 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.  

Thank you. 

Kevin, Sandra, Ashley & Leanne  

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£35 or more

Beer In The Bank + Ticket to a seasonal HUB party

12 x 1 Pint vouchers for our beers. Redeemable at the HUB (Hop Union Brewery), Brislington or The Rising Sun, Frampton Cotterell. Includes 1 x ticket to a seasonal HUB party

£20 or more

The HUB Seasonal Party

1x Ticket to one of our seasonal HUB (Hop Union Brewery) events and 4 x Beer Vouchers (date TBC) Join one of our exciting HUB parties, this will include live entertainment. A range of food will be available during the event. These will take place in Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter. For those of you that have experienced The Sunfest, you will know that we like to throw a good party!

£30 or more

6 Bottles And A Ticket To Seasonal HUB Party

6 Bottled Beers of your choice, collect from the Brewery Tap + 1 ticket to The HUB seasonal party and 2 x Beer Voucher (Dates TBC). Join one of our exciting HUB parties, this will include live entertainment. A range of food will be available during the event. These will take place in Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter. For those of you that have experienced The Sunfest, you will know that we like to throw a good party!

£30 or more

16 of 60 claimed

Tap Room Wine Tasting

Join our wine supplier, Stewart Wines, a Bristol-based independent Wine Merchant for a wine tasting evening at The HUB, which includes a Cheese Board. Date - 14/08/21.

£30 or more

0 of 10 claimed

1 ticket for The Frampton Shantymen at The HUB

Enjoy a fun night of entertainment at the HUB with The Frampton Shanty Men, Sing along to Sea Shanty Classics including 2 x beer vouchers. Date - 31/7/21

£35 or more

Brewery Tour Ticket

1 person - Meet the team for a 90-minute guided tour around the HUB (Hop Union Brewery), receive a branded Glass, 4 x beer vouchers & unlimited nibbles. (Dates TBC) Including 1 x ticket to a seasonal HUB party (Dates TBC).

£35 or more

27 of 60 claimed

The HUB's Exclusive Launch Party

1 x ticket to The HUB's Exclusive Launch party. Be the First to experience Hop Union Brewery! Take a tour of the Bespoke Brewhouse and then enjoy the evening with live music including 1x food voucher & 4 x Beer Vouchers. Date - 24/7/21

£50 or more

Your Favorite 12 Bottled Beers & Ticket

12 beers of your choice delivered to your door ( UK Shipping only ) + 2 x tickets to a HUB seasonal party (Dates TBC).

£60 or more

14 of 30 claimed

2 tickets to The Frampton Shantymen at The HUB

Enjoy a fun night of entertainment at the HUB with The Frampton Shanty Men, Sing along to Sea Shanty Classics including 4 x beer vouchers. Date - 31/7/21

£100 or more

Beer In The Bank ( 40 Pints )

40 x 1-pint vouchers to redeem at The brewery Tap or Rising Sun, Frampton Cotterell Plus 1 ticket to a seasonal HUB party (Dates TBC)

£150 or more

5 of 25 claimed

Brew For A Day

Join up to 5 other keen beer enthusiasts to brew a collaborative beer on our all-grain 120L Nano Kit. Breakfast & Lunch included. Create and brew your own recipe with guidance from our Head Brewer. Once it is ready you will receive a 1 x 36 pint polypin of your exclusive brew to keep at home and enjoy. 1 x ticket to a seasonal HUB party (Dates TBC).

£180 or more

Ask More Of Your Friends And Take A Tour!

Brewery Tour for 6, a Branded Glass, Nibbles plus 4 x beer vouchers each ( Date TBC )

£200 or more

Beer For A Year (5 Litres)

Collect a 5-litre box of beer every month.... for a year! Plus 1 x ticket to a seasonal HUB party (Dates TBC).

£320 or more

Beer For A Year ( 10 Litres )

10 litres of beer to collect every month.... for a year! Plus 1 x ticket to a seasonal HUB party (Dates TBC).

£350 or more

Delivery of Beer For A Year ( 12 x Bottles )

Get 12 bottles of your choosing sent to your door every month for a year ( UK shipping only ) plus 1 ticket to a seasonal Hub party (Dates TBC).

£450 or more

Have The Place To Yourself To Take A Private Tour

Meet the team for a private guided Brewery tour for up to 20 people, a 90-minute tour of the Brewery, nibbles, and 4 beer tokens each (date TBC )

£600 or more

2 of 10 claimed

Take Over The Tap Room

Book an evening at the Hub Taproom exclusively for you and your friends (max 50), plus a bar tab of £250.00. Perfect for Birthday celebrations, work parties, Christmas parties and corporate events

£600 or more

2 of 10 claimed

A Unique Day As A Brewer With Friends

Brew your own beer on our all-grain 120L Nano Kit for 4. Breakfast & Lunch is included. Create and brew your own recipe with guidance from our Head Brewer. Once it is ready you will each receive a 36 pint polypin of your exclusive brew to take home and enjoy. Plus 4 x ticket to a seasonal HUB party (Dates TBC).

£1,000 or more

1 of 6 claimed

500 Bottles of your Own Labelled Beer

Create a Beer recipe with our experienced Head Brewer. Design your own label and get 500 bottles for your special event - weddings, corporate, parties Etc. Plus 4 x tickets to a seasonal HUB party (Dates TBC).

£2,000 or more

1 of 6 claimed

1000 Bottles Of Your Own Labelled Beer

Create a Beer recipe with our experienced Head Brewer. Design your own label and get 1000 bottles for your special event - weddings, corporate, parties Etc. Plus 4 x tickets to a seasonal HUB party (Dates TBC).

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