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Join us in the craft beer revival & keep Scottish brewing alive & thriving! We need your help to Save the Brewery and build the future.

by Savethebrewery - Broughton Ales in Broughton, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Who are Broughton Brewery?

We are a small, independent brewery based in the Scottish borders and have been brewing since way back in 1979. Officially known as Scotland’s first microbrewery, we are proud to say we’ve been brewing award-winning, hand-crafted beers to deliver to beer lovers throughout Scotland, the UK and all over the world. Until now….

Now, we need your help. To keep us brewing our award-winning beers, we need your support to not only donate to our cause or purchase one of our fantastic rewards, but we need you to share this message far & wide! We need as many people as possible to read our story and spread the word to not only save our brewery but to keep Scottish brewing alive and thriving again one day soon.

The Broughton Team

Our team is a small one and we have become family, like so many other small businesses. The brewing team is headed up by Ian Smith, our Master Brewer, who has been brewing at Broughton for over 35 years and along with brewery owners John & David, the brew team and sales team, we have a combined wealth of experience totalling well over 150 years. All in all, you’ll plainly see we have beer flowing through our veins and passion is definitely something we are not lacking in.

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Our Beers

After more than 40 years of brewing, we have an extensive back-catalogue of award-winning beers but none as exciting as our current range. 

Our iconic Old Jock Ale dates back to the early 80’s and to this day is still a firm Broughton favourite. He has naturally evolved over the years and this year has seen some new beers fall under the proud Jock banner.

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Our Hopo range of IPA’s & lagers are as exciting as any beer brand can be in the 21st century and there is one to suit the taste of any beer lover.

Our passion for brewing great beer is second to none and 40 years later, we’re still going strong. Well almost……

How Did We Get To This Point.....?

2020 will definitely go down as one of the scariest and strangest years in history due to COVID-19.

At the start of lockdown, we asked for your help to buy directly from us online and your support was fantastic.

After almost 4 months of lockdown, our biggest challenge is just around the corner. As society re-opens, the big factory brewers are flooding the market with cheap mass-produced beer which in turn locks us, the wee guys, out of the pubs and supermarkets. We have also seen VAT reductions in hospitality, but not on beer, nor any changes to duty. These are unfortunately just some of the obstacles that face us in the coming months.

How do we progress to keep our business afloat? How do we compete to continue to bring our hand-crafted beer to you?

We now need your help. 

You were once part of the craft beer revolution, now we need you to be part of the revival!

What Next?

So, here we are calling on you to Save the Brewery! Would you like to see this small business surviving? Do you want to avoid a future of drinking mass-produced keg beer in pubs?

The Broughton team are seeking support from beer lovers and friends of Scotland whether in Scotland, the home nations of England, Wales and Ireland plus our friends in Europe, North America and across the world.

We need your help to fund Broughton’s business in the coming months and that is why we are launching our #savethebrewery crowdfunding campaign.  Will you help us?

How Can You Help?

If you want to part of our revival and Save the Brewery, then you can donate easily here and every penny donated is so much more than appreciated. 

You can also purchase one of our fantastic rewards, which include:

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£15 - MEMBERSHIP TO BROUGHTON CLUB 

  • 10% off all purchases on our website for 12 months 
  • Sneak previews of new beers
  • Limited edition merchandise only available to club members
  • Access to a member only news page where you’ll receive updates on all things Broughton

We are offering the opportunity to join the membership club to anyone who donates £15 or more to our cause. The club will commence mid-September 2020 and we will email full details to you after the campaign closes on 31st August.

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£30 – SAVE THE BREWERY T-SHIRT

  • T-shirts are a limited-edition design that won’t be sold anywhere outside of our campaign
  • T-shirts will be ordered when the campaign is over to avoid the risk of over-stock and also waste to landfill 
  • Delivery of t-shirts will be October 2020
  • International friendly - available outside the UK/EU

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£50 RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT

  • Limited edition (only 5000 bottles available) 20-year-old Russian Imperial Stout
  • Premium packaging in 330ml bottles and signed by our Master Brewer Ian Smith
  • Presented along with a brushed steel, limited-edition branded bottle opener
  • Stout & bottle openers will be sent together in October 2020
  • Click HERE to read the story about our stout

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£100 – PLANT AN OAK TREE AT THE BREWERY

  • Save the brewery in more ways than one by planting a tree at our brewery
  • This will help to save the brewery from flooding during the winter months
  • We will allow you to name your tree and will welcome you to the brewery to visit it
  • Your name will also be added to our Digital Wall of Fame with thanks on our website 
  • International friendly - available outside the UK/EU

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£150 – RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT AND PLANT AN OAK TREE AT THE BREWERY

  • You’ll receive a bottle of our Russian Imperial Stout with everything that goes with it in October 2020
  • PLUS we’ll plant a tree in your name at the brewery
  • Your name will also be added to our Digital Wall of Fame with thanks on our website 

£250 – YOUR NAME ON AN OAK AGEING WHISKY CASK

  • We will attach a plaque with your name both to one of our oak whisky casks in our barrel ageing cellar and at the entrance to the cellar
  • Your cask will age 2 brews of specialist beer
  • We will keep you informed of what is brewing in your cask
  • We will send the plaque to you when the casks are ready for recycling
  • You will also receive a bottle of limited-edition 20-year-old Russian Imperial Stout and a branded exclusive bottle opener
  • Your name will also be added to our Digital Wall of Fame with thanks on our website
  • International friendly we will send your stout to UK/EU/North America

£500 – BEER FOR A YEAR & PLANT A TREE

  • Beer for Year – 12 cases (16 x 500ml mixed bottles) to be sent to you or a person of your choice - 1 case per month for 12 months
  • Plant a tree at our brewery in your name and help to save us from flooding throughout the year
  • Your name will also be added to our Digital Wall of Fame with thanks on our website

£1000 – DAY AT THE BREWERY

  • Day at the brewery for up to 8 people and will include the following:
  • Tour of the brewery
  • Lunch 
  • Plant a tree together and name it
  • Beer! Sample our best beers throughout the day and we’ll give everyone some to take home too
  • Your name will also be added to our Digital Wall of Fame with thanks on our website

£5000 – MEET THE BREWER LUNCH

  • Lunch for you and up to 12 guests at a high-end Glasgow of Edinburgh pub or restaurant
  • A selection of Broughton beers especially matched to compliment your food
  • Presentation on our current and new innovation beers from the Broughton team 
  • Tasting session and a Q&A chat with our Master Brewer Ian Smith
  • Gift pack of beer for all guests to take home
  • Your name will also be added to our Digital Wall of Fame with thanks on our website

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£10,000 – NAME THE BROUGHTON CHRISTMAS BEER

  • You will have the chance to name our Christmas 2020 seasonal beer which will be served in pubs all over Scotland
  • Choose your location to taste the beer and invite your guests to sample it with you
  • All of your guests will receive a limited-edition pump clip with your beer brand on
  • Your name will also be added to our Digital Wall of Fame with thanks on our website

We'll also give everyone who donates to the cause the option to join our exclusive membership club where you'll receive 10% off all beer purchased on our website for the next 12 months.

And if you're unable to donate during these tough times, please help us by sharing our message far & wide - help Save the Brewery!

Thanks for reading our story and thanks for supporting our wee brewery.

The T's & C's.....

  • Alcohol can only be sent to UK/EU addresses
  • To receive 10% off all Broughton website purchases, you must opt in to the Broughton Membership Club
  • Membership Club will commence mid September 2020 and all details will be emailed to you when the project closes on 31st August 2020
  • Stout and other items will be dispatched by 30th October 2020
  • Trees will be planted at the brewery during the month of October 2020
  • Whisky casks are usually used to age 2 brews and will be discarded and sent for recycling after use. You may request your plaque be sent to you after
  • Our Digital Wall of Fame is a page on our website where we will list names of donors with special thanks
  • Beer for a year is 12 cases (16 x 500ml - 1 per month) and must be delivered to a UK address. Delivery to EU address will be delivered in one go (12 cases)
  • Corporate lunch in Glasgow or Edinburgh does not include travel expenses
  • You must be of the legal age in your country to purchase alcohol
  • Full T&C's available on request


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

£50 20-YEAR-OLD RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT

To help save the brewery, pledge £50 today to receive a limited edition bottle of Broughton 20-year-old Russian Imperial Stout. Each bottle of stout comes with an exclusive, limited edition, branded bottle opener for you to keep *alcohol must be delivered to a UK/EU address

£15 or more

£15 10% OFF BROUGHTON BEER

To help save the brewery, pledge £15 today and receive exclusive membership to our club and get 10% off all products purchased on our website for 12 months

£30 or more

£30 SAVE THE BREWERY T-SHIRT

To help save the brewery, pledge £30 today to receive a Broughton Brewery limited edition Save the Brewery t-shirt

£100 or more

£100 SAVE THE BREWERY - PLANT A TREE!

Pledge £100 today to have an oak tree planted in your name at our brewery - which 'Saves the Brewery' in more ways than one! This helps us to not only reduce our carbon footprint but it will also reduce the annual flooding we get around the brewery during the winter months.

£150 or more

£150 PLANT A TREE & RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT

To help save the brewery, pledge £150 today to receive one bottle of 20-year-old limited edition Russian Imperial Stout PLUS we will plant a tree in your name at our brewery *alcohol must be delivered to a UK/EU address

£250 or more

£250 YOUR NAME ON AN OAK AGEING WHISKY CASK

To help save the brewery, pledge £250 and we will name one of our oak whisky ageing casks in your honour. Your cask will have a name plate on it and we will use these barrels to age future limited edition, seasonal beers PLUS we will plant a tree at our brewery in your name PLUS you will receive a bottle of our limited edition Russian Imperial Stout *alcohol must be delivered to a UK/EU address

£500 or more

£500 BEER FOR A YEAR & PLANT A TREE

To help save the brewery, pledge £500 today and receive a tree planted in your name at our brewery PLUS we'll deliver Beer For A Year to you or any person of your choice (12 cases 1 per month) *alcohol must be delivered to a UK/EU address

£1,000 or more

£1000 DAY AT THE BREWERY

To help save the brewery, pledge £1000 today to receive a bespoke team day at our brewery to use as a corporate event of your choice. Bring up to 8 guests for a brewery tour, lunch, beer and if you wish, you can plant a tree in your name and attached a plaque to a whisky cask

£5,000 or more

£5000 MEET THE BREWER TEAM LUNCH

To save the brewery pledge £5000 today and we'll arrange a 'Meet the Brewer' lunch for up to 12 people in either Glasgow or Edinburgh along with a tasting session and presentation from our Master Brewer, Ian Smith

£10,000 or more

£10000 NAME THE BROUGHTON CHRISTMAS BEER

To help save the brewery, pledge £10,000 today and you can name our Christmas seasonal beer to be served in pubs all over Scotland. You and your team can name the beer and your team will be presented with special edition pump clips in the pub of your choice with the opportunity to sample your beer there.

Let's make 'Save the Brewery - Broughton' happen

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