Update 24th May
You’re probably missing the sound of us making lots of noise about how much time was left on the crowd funding and sending out daily email updates and Facebook messages, so we thought this was a good point to update you on progress since the Crossed Anchors Brewery crowd funding was successful.
We held a fairly impromptu ‘thank you' event on the Sunday 15th May, with some free beer and acoustic music from the very talented Laurie of The Barefoot Bandit As you can see from the below photo, a number of our backers showed up – but if you couldn’t make it, don’t fear, the bigger grand opening is yet to come!
Ollie and Paddy have been visiting a number of microbreweries and manufacturers over the past few months, to understand what the money raised could be put towards. A few days after we had achieved the target, we hot footed it over to a brewery manufacturer in the Westcountry, to view a 1000 litre brewery they had nearly completed and were almost ready to send up to Liverpool.
We were really impressed by the set up and quality of the build, and have already placed a deposit on a similar brewery to be built for us. It also feels great to help keep manufacturing alive in the Westcountry.
In the meantime, Ollie has been busy clearing out the stables and is in discussions with various people including the council, water and electrical suppliers, builders and so on.
Paddy has been sourcing additional casks; coming up with a recipe for the new beer; fixing additional cuckoo brewing dates and working through HMRC’s beer duty paperwork. Lots to do!
We’re also in the process of pulling together the various reward packages for you lovely backers. As was outlined on the webpage when you pledged, we’re aiming to distribute these in August 2016, but if we can fulfil on any of these before then, we will do so.
Sit tight, we’re working away furiously behind the scenes to fulfil your beery rewards and bring that shiny brewery to Exmouth!
Paddy & Ollie
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