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We're the Uk's

Leading Importer

of craft beer!

About

Our aim is to be the best distributor of premium beers in the UK, not necessarily the biggest but the best in terms of the following:

1/ Brand portfolio:

We are not interested in having a huge portfolio of brands and products, instead we choose what we and consumer opinion consider to be the best in their respective category

For example:

  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co – the pioneers of Craft Brewing in the USA and still the leading Pale Ale brand in the USA and UK
  • Founders - Michigan pioneers of the US Craft scene.
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co – more accolades and awards than any brewery in recent times
  • Oscar Blues Brewery – Another pioneer - for Craft Beer in cans!
  • Mikkeller – The original gypsy brewer that for almost a decade now have produced some of the most highly rated beers on the planet.
  • Birrificio Italiano – One of the pioneers in the Italian craft beer market
  • Jopen - A Dutch master of many great beer styles.
  • Plus we have many more great breweries from around the world.

Not only do we stock a range of core beers from each brewery but we also have a wide range of seasonal and one off specials from them and other breweries throughout the year.

We are not just distributors of these brands, we are an extension of the producers own sales teams sharing their ideals and their passion

2/ Quality:

Beer is fragile! Some beers are made to last and mature but most are not.

Pasteurisation can kill aroma and complexity which means that many of our beers are unpasteurised and often unfiltered.

The enemy of beer in particular is heat and even at room temperature beer will age faster than a beer kept cold and away from light.

We take care to import our beer in temperature controlled containers set at 6 degrees C. this means the beer arrives as fresh as it left the brewery this can be quickly undone if stored in an ambient warehouse.

This is why we have invested in larger warehousing space with extensive cold storage facilities where we store all our beers (kegs, bottles and cans) to ensure that they are still brewery fresh when delivered to your premises

Clearly it is important that you continue to treat the beer with same respect so that your customers can savour the beers as the brewer intended

3/ Service:

We are also expanding our distribution fleet to ensure that you can receive regular and on time deliveries. Again our freshness policy of ‘little and often’ drives us towards regular deliveries so that the beer arrives in your customers glass in peak condition

A weekly stock list and regular newsletter will keep you up to date with stock availability and the arrival of new, innovative or limited edition products

4/ People:

Directors

Steve Holt is well known in the industry with 30 years’ experience and as one of the pioneers in the development of the premium / craft beer market in the UK

Andreas Fält has been working in the beer industry for 15 years and before that he was an avid home brewer. He has been importing and distributing beers in Sweden and the UK plus across parts of Europe.

Staff

Richard Creese – Vertical Brands sales representative in London. Richard has been working in bar industry for over 10 years. Thanks to this he has a great knowledge about industry plus he has a keen interest and passion about beers.

William France - Vertical Brands sales representative in the North. Will has been working in speciality for many years and was a large part in re-inventing Manchester's beer scene opening Port Street Beer House, Indy Man Beer Co and helping to start Cloudwater Brew Co.