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Floc. Brewery open for business at Folkestone Harbour

Floc. Brewery open for business at Folkestone Harbour

Kent beer brand Floc. Brewery has moved into the main bar at The Goods Yard, serving up pints for visitors to Folkestone Harbour. Floc. started off in 2020 as an at-home operation, with the founders brewing 150 cans per batch. Their hoppy, hazy beers – now brewed at the company’s taproom in Canterbury – have since earned a strong reputation both locally and overseas. Floc. joins nine other independent bars and street food kiosks at The Goods Yard, an outdoor plaza complete with big-screen sports broadcasts, events, and free cinema seasons over the summer and festive periods. Hear the latest insights from property experts on The Business Magazine’s new podcast Founder Ross Shields said: “We’re thrilled to be embarking on a new adventure at The Goods Yard. “Securing a spot in such a dynamic environment is a dream come true for our small independent business. “Our offer will include our core range of modern draft and canned beer, complemented by weekly specials fresh from the brewery. “Additionally, we’ll feature locally produced Nightingale cider, exceptional cocktails by …

East Sussex’s Three Acre Brewery invests to meet ‘unprecedented demand’

East Sussex’s Three Acre Brewery invests to meet ‘unprecedented demand’

Three Acre Brewery in East Sussex is making major investments ready for what looks to be a record-breaking year. The team are putting money towards new machinery to bring ale production in line with growing consumer interest, with a third settling tank installed in the past few months. Head brewer Jamie Newton said: “We’re seeing unprecedented demand for our hand-crafted beers and working hard to fulfil orders. “Our Christmas trade was beyond all expectations, with a six-fold increase year-on-year as we saw buoyant sales to both pubs and direct sales in bottles, mini casks and beer boxes.” Visit Hampshire Biz News for bright, upbeat and positive business news from the county Nor have things slowed down since, as the first week of February 2024 matched sales for the entire month of February 2023. Chester Broad, marketing director at Three Acre Brewery, said: “It’s not just within Sussex that our beers are being enjoyed. “Already this year we’ve supplied pubs as far away as Manchester and Norwich. “All over the UK we’re seeing serious demand for our traditional …

BrewDog: how the anarchic brewery went from progressive to problematic

BrewDog: how the anarchic brewery went from progressive to problematic

Sign up to IndyEat’s free newsletter for weekly recipes, foodie features and cookbook releases Get our food and drink newsletter for free Oh dear, BrewDog. A case of: “How could it possibly get any worse?” And then it did. In a letter to staff, Brewdog Bars CEO James Brown said all new workers would now be paid £11.44 per hour nationwide – the national living wage. That means bar staff outside London will see their pay go up by around 5 per cent. Doesn’t sound so bad? It also means staff in London will have their hourly pay frozen – a real-terms pay cut. Apparently, a “unique bonus scheme” that includes a whole extra £1 an hour if they surpass customer service standards for that month and “pawternity” leave, offered by a BrewDog spokesperson after the news, couldn’t soften the blow. In a city coping with higher-than-average living costs and rents more than double the national average, staff were understandably fuming. Brown said it was a “hard decision” they had to make in the face …