Gluten-free beer brewery Autumn Brewing Co expands and improves distribution

By James Beeson

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Expansion: John Chilton (left) and Peter Briggs of Autumn Brewing Co with the new 3,500-litre fermenters
Expansion: John Chilton (left) and Peter Briggs of Autumn Brewing Co with the new 3,500-litre fermenters

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Autumn Brewing Co has increased capacity and added to its distribution network through a partnership with London-based distribution company Dam Tasty Beer.

The north-east based gluten-free brewer has invested in two new 3,500-litre fermenting vessels and has partnered with Dam Tasty Beer to distribute its beers into London and the south-east of England with a focus on Kent, East Sussex and West Sussex.

The brewery hope this distribution tie will be a significant step in developing a network across the UK which will help increase sales and awareness of naturally gluten-free beers.

Pushing into the south-east

Commenting on the listing with Dam Tasty Beer, Autumn Brewing Co business development director John Chilton said: “The listing of our Alt Brew beers with Dam Tasty comes on the back of increasing the number of outlets around the north-east over the last six months, and gives the company a presence in the south-east of England where the gluten-free market is more established.

“Dam Tasty also offer a third party order fulfilment service for trade customers, which will enable the company to develop a network of stockists in the south-east.”

More efficient brew planning

On the topic of the brewery’s expansion, founder and director Peter Briggs added: “The new fermenters are a significant investment for the business and mean that we are less reliant on the availability of our contract brewing partner's fermenters.

“This enables us to plan brews more effectively going forward, particularly as we are looking to put more of our product into kegs after receiving some excellent feedback recently about our draught Pilsner.”

Autumn Brewing Co is planning to start working with Brewlab, the Sunderland based brewing and analysis services company, on further product development in the new year. This will add another exciting brew to the brewery’s portfolio, giving customers even more choice of naturally gluten-free beer.

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