Only a day after setting up the page almost £10,000 has been raised against a goal of £50,000.
On Sunday 25 July, the 17th Century barn and home to the brewery was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. No one was hurt in the blaze which saw the Kent Fire Brigade in attendance.
Long journey ahead
Owner Chris Drummond said that the family and brewery team were “absolutely gutted and lost for words”. He added that they were in a state of shock but thankful that no-one was hurt.
Writing on the GoFundMe page Drummond said: “We have a long journey ahead of us but are so thankful to everyone that has reached out to help so far.
“These funds will help our family to get started with clearing the site down, making it safe & give us a head start in reconstructing what we have lost.
Response from the industry on social media was swift with other brewers and members of the industry rallying in support.
Terrible news.— Emma Inch (@fermentradio) July 25, 2021
Quite apart from how devastating this is for the brewery, this 17th century barn held so much personal history for Chris & his family.
All at @goodthingsbrco have worked so hard over the past few years to create a sustainable, innovative brewery.
Love to all. https://t.co/SMT5gfKhhn
Devastating events @goodthingsbrco. A fine brewery that has pioneered sustainability was struck by lightning yesterday and burned to the ground, along with the family home. Please read and help if you can: https://t.co/8RTz2CIabv— Roger Protz (@RogerProtzBeer) July 26, 2021
We were delighted to feature @goodthingsbrco in a profile by @fermentradio this January. This is a tragedy for what is one of the most exciting young breweries in the U.K. today. https://t.co/xy3Fwpvyog— Pellicle (@pelliclemag) July 26, 2021
To help raise money for the brewery, find the Go Fund Me page here.