Utopian announce contract brewing plans with Hop Stuff
1st August 2018
Utopian Brewing are delighted to announce plans for Hop Stuff to contract brew Utopian Lager whilst they build out their own new facility in Devon. With a few bits of detail to sort, it is planned that production will start in September and run through a series of brews into the new year making sure that everyone has the chance to sample the new beers well ahead of the festive season. Utopian are currently in the final few days of their successful crowdfunding with Crowdcube, following in the footsteps of Hop Stuff’s third massively successful raise on the platform.
Richard Archer Co-founder and MD of Utopian said “It is great to be able to work with Hop Stuff, to start brewing our lagers and I am very excited that we will now be able to have beer available well ahead of our own brewery going live. The team at Hop Stuff have been a delight to work with so far and I am really looking forward to working closely with them over the coming months as we still have loads to learn and I have no doubt we will benefit massively from the shared experience and knowledge. It is great for us that Hop Stuff’s brewhouse is essentially a much larger version of the one we are installing, based on ABE equipment installed by Vigo Limited. The decision to choose Hop Stuff was much more than the kit they use, though. Our ambition to make accessible craft products, that are attractive to everyone, is very much a shared value with Hop Stuff. The most important factor was that we have also drunk their beers and that helped confirm the huge importance they place on just making great quality beers so I knew that our lager will be in very safe hands.”
Sales Director from Hop Stuff, Matthew McAloone said, “It’s great to extend our reach into the craft beer community with Utopian and see more great beer hit the streets. There’s a lot of talk in the industry about big-boy investment and money changing hands, so it’s cool to team up with a fellow crowd-funder and share our new brewing toys”.
About Utopian Brewing Limited
Utopian Brewing was founded in 2017 and is building its new brewery and visitor centre in picturesque mid-Devon. Britain has a great brewing heritage yet the vast majority of lagers that you see on beer taps and supermarket shelves are brewed by the mega brewers. Utopian intends bring the same dedication and artisan craft, care and attention to lager that is currently given to ales and to join the vibrant independent sector celebrating British brewing with some incredible lager. The brewery’s location also provides for the installation of a number of sustainable energy sources and the company has an absolute ambition to be the most energy efficient and sustainably operated brewery in its class. Utopian intend to brew their lagers with 100% British grown ingredients. Utopian’s crowdcube pitch is currently overfunding and closes to new investment on the 7th August.
For more information on Utopian visit www.utopianbrewing.com
For the Hop Stuff story visit www.hopstuffbrewery.com