Manchester Union Lager - Together we CAN

by Manchester Union Brewery in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 23rd July 2020 we successfully raised £46,141 with 617 supporters in 64 days

We lost 100% of our income overnight due to Covid19. To move our production from keg to can we’re launching ‘Together we CAN'

by Manchester Union Brewery in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

To begin with we will be sending our beer to a specialist canning facility to fill them but if we hit our stretch target funding we will use it to put the deposit down for our own in-house canning machine. Having our own machine will help us lower our retail price even further which will allow us to offer 4 pack cans to off-licenses and retailers at a competitive price. It will also allow us to be able to explore export markets in Europe and further afield. With our canning machine we will need to employ one more person and this will be from the local area.

 


Hello Lager Lovers

Manchester Union Brewery is a small craft lager brewery and Manchester's first and only dedicated craft lager brewery located in Ardwick.

We use traditional central European lager brewing techniques with a modern twist to create a unique local lager. The way we brew creates a bold silky mouth feel with a touch of caramel sweetness followed swiftly with a hugely refreshing, dry and bitter finish from the central European hops. Less than 0.5% of UK breweries brew lager the way we do but many of the most revered central European breweries do and we believe it makes a much better and fuller beer.

Co-founders - Jamie Scahill, Ian Johnson & Will Evans

Earlier this year we celebrated our 1st birthday and everything was going great for us, we had just reached full brewing capacity for the first time, everything we brewed was sold, and our lager was available in over 30 bars and restaurants in Manchester as well as in our own taproom. Our strategy from the start was keg-only in and around Manchester, we wanted to work with the best bars we could to help build the brand in Manchester with the plan to put it into bottles or cans further down the line.

We need your help

On the 20th March our world was turned upside down when all pubs and restaurants were ordered to close due to Covid-19. This meant we lost 100% of our income overnight. We had two choices, we either sit it out and hope we survive or we completely change our keg only strategy and move into cans. 

After exploring all options, fully printed cans bought in bulk gives us the best solution to deliver our beer into homes, off-licenses and online stores at the highest quality and at the best price. We have adapted our business model to make a ‘can only’ income work for us indefinitely so we can work through the current situation for as long as it is here. 

This is where we need your help. ‘Together we CAN’ will kick start our journey to having our lager in cans with the end goal of buying our own canning machine. This is a pay it forward campaign, we will use your advance purchase to place the bulk orders necessary to make this work in the short term while we await installation of our canning machine. We are aiming to get our first batch of cans out to your home in July.

Not only will you get your lager and any other rewards but everybody who supports the campaign will also be entitled to 10% discount on our online shop for life.

Manchester Union Brewery. Together we CAN.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£130 or more

3 months of lager

Be one of the first people to try our new cans when we deliver 24 cans of Manchester Union Lager to your home each month for 3 months. You'll look good in a Manchester Union T-shirt, get your name on the supporters wall of fame & a limited edition personalised A3 'thank you' print. Includes free UK delivery. Delivery charges outside of the UK will apply.

£10 or more

46 of 250 claimed

Grab a can

Your name will be added to our supporters wall of the fame at our brewery taproom so you can show your mates when you visit to pick up a can of Manchester Union Lager.

£25 or more

75 of 250 claimed

Your name in lights (kind of)

Your name will be added to our supporters wall of the fame at our brewery taproom so you can show your mates when you visit to pick up your 4 pack of Manchester Union Lager cans. You will also receive a limited edition personalised A3 'Thank you' print.

£45 or more

First on the case

The perfect gift to yourself or for a friend. Be one of the first people to try our new cans when we deliver 24 cans of Manchester Union Lager from our first batch. Includes free UK delivery. Delivery charges outside of the UK will apply.

£55 or more

First on the case, name in lights & print

Be one of the first people to try our new cans when we deliver 24 cans of Manchester Union Lager to your home from our first batch. You will also get your name on the supporters wall of fame & a limited edition personalised A3 'thank you' print. Includes free UK delivery. Delivery charges outside of the UK will apply.

£70 or more

Look good and be first on the case

Be one of the first people to try our new cans when we deliver 24 cans of Manchester Union Lager from our first batch to your home. You will also get a Manchester Union T-shirt, your name on the supporters wall of fame & a limited edition personalised A3 'thank you' print.

£100 or more

Come and party with us and look good

You plus a friend will get to attend one of our taproom parties with complimentary lager and food. You'll also receive 24 cans of Manchester Union Lager, a Manchester Union T-shirt, your name on the supporters wall of fame & a limited edition personalised A3 'thank you' print. Perfect for a gift!

£160 or more

5 of 6 claimed

Brew lager with our head brewer

Visit to the brewery to learn how Manchester Union Lager is brewed with our head brewer. You'll taste the lager throughout the day and leave with a case of cans and a Manchester Union T-shirt. You will also get your name on the supporters wall of fame & a limited edition personalised A3 'thank you' print.

£250 or more

6 months of lager

Be one of the first people to try our new cans when we deliver 24 cans of Manchester Union Lager to your home each month for 6 months. You'll look good in a Manchester Union T-shirt, get your name on the supporters wall of fame & a limited edition personalised A3 'thank you' print. Includes free UK delivery. Delivery charges outside of the UK will apply.

£250 or more

3 of 50 claimed

A Manchester Union fridge full of lager

Perfect for your office or home. We will deliver you a Manchester Union fridge filled with 24 cans of Manchester Union Lager. You will also get your name on the supporters wall of fame & receive a limited edition personalised A3 'thank you' print. Available in the UK only

£350 or more

3 of 50 claimed

Office beers

We will come to your office and serve a fresh keg (50 litres) of Manchester Union Lager to you and your work colleagues on a day of your choice. You will also get your name on the supporters wall of fame & a limited edition personalised A3 'thank you' print. Available to offices within a 25 mile radius of Manchester.

£500 or more

A year of lager

Be one of the first people to try our new cans when we deliver 24 cans of Manchester Union Lager to your home each month for 12 months. You and a mate will also get an invite to our can launch party whilst looking good in a Manchester Union T-shirt. You'll also get your name on the supporters wall of fame & receive a limited edition personalised A3 'thank you' print. Includes free UK delivery. Delivery charges outside of the UK will apply.

£750 or more

0 of 50 claimed

A year of lager in a Manchester Union fridge

Perfect for your office or home. We will deliver 24 cans of Manchester Union Lager each month for 12 months and give you a branded fridge to keep them in. You and a mate will also get an invite to our can launch party whilst looking good in a Manchester Union T-shirt. You will also get your name on the supporters wall of fame & receive a limited edition personalised A3 'thank you' print. Available in the UK only.

£2,500 or more

3 of 10 claimed

Private brewery party & tour for 50

The perfect office day out. You'll start with a tour of the brewery and learn all about our lager then you'll be treated to a shed load of lager & delicious food. You'll also receive a Manchester Union T-shirt, your name on the supporters wall of fame & a limited edition personalised A3 'thank you' print.

£3,000 or more

0 of 3 claimed

A decade of lager

Be one of the first people to try our new cans when we deliver 24 cans of Manchester Union Lager to your home each month for 10 years, worth over £5400! You and a mate will also get an invite to our can launch party whilst looking good in a Manchester Union T-shirt. You will also get your name on the supporters wall of fame & receive a limited edition personalised A3 'thank you' print. Includes free UK delivery. Delivery charges outside of the UK

£5,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

We bring the party to you

We'll bring to your house* Funkademia DJs, a shed load of lager, delicious food and everything else you need for a party incl a big sound system. You and a mate will also get an invite to our can launch party whilst looking good in a Manchester Union T-shirt. You will also get your name on the supporters wall of fame & receive a limited edition personalised A3 'thank you' print. *Max 100 people and within Greater Manchester.

£7,500 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Lager For Life

We will deliver 24 cans of Manchester Union Lager to your home each month for 30 years, this is worth over £16,000! You and a mate will also get an invite to our can launch party whilst looking good in an exclusive 'Lager for Life' T-shirt. You will also get your name on the supporters wall of fame & receive a limited edition personalised A3 'thank you' print. Includes free UK delivery. Delivery charges outside of the UK will apply.

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