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And it has announced it will invest in a purpose-built brewery as demand for alcohol-free beer, which has become popular in recent years, is growing as some consumers seek healthier lifestyles.
The 20 hectolitre facility will enable Jump Ship to quadruple production and has been developed using funds raised from a successful crowdfunding campaign which has exceeded its £300,000 target since launch last year. The campaign attracted investors from across the UK, which Jump Ship said showed the popularity of the alcohol-free and alcohol-free beer movement.
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All Jump Ship beers are gluten-free, vegetarian-friendly, and contain the same amount of alcohol as a ripe banana. They can be purchased online from its Dry Drinker and Amazon bars and are available in and outside of Glasgow, Five March and Valhalla’s Goat Glasgow, Edinburgh’s Gleneagles Townhouse, Skua and Holyrood Distillery.
Sonja Mitchell, founder and managing director of the company, said: “As an independent brewery, I always dreamed that one day we would be able to dock the ship and open our own brewery, and this feels like a huge achievement for our team.
“Many people may have tried alcohol-free beer, but few people know how we make beer naturally alcohol-free, so we’re looking forward to opening the shutters and welcoming people.
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“The funding offer has allowed us to expand and explore new contracts in new territories, as well as bring our boxes to customers on new shores and closer to home with sales and trade deals. We start brewing in our new home this week, with our first cans from the new brewery available from next month.
Jump Ship says the new facility will be the first to offer brewery tours. Prices start at £20 per person and can be booked on their website, with the company saying each tour lasts between 60 and 90 minutes and includes a brewery tour and guided tasting. Visitors will also receive a goody bag or two to enjoy at home.
The company, which has won awards for its small series editions, has emphasized its strong focus on philanthropy and has pledged to donate at least 10 percent of its profits to good causes from the start. Receivers are appointed by the brewer’s customers or “ship partners”.
Ms. Mitchell, a sailor, beer enthusiast and mother of three, founded Jump Ship Brewing in 2019 when she decided to “jump ship” from marketing to start Jump Ship Brewing. The company says it was born out of “a love of beer but a horror of hangovers.”