Good Things Brewing Co raises £10k to rebuild brewery after lightning strike burns down brewery

By Michelle Perrett

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Crowdfunding goal: at the time of publication, the brewery had raised almost a fifth of its target
Crowdfunding goal: at the time of publication, the brewery had raised almost a fifth of its target

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Good Things Brewing, the Tunbridge Wells Brewery, has launched a GoFundMe page, after its brewery was struck by lightening and burned to the ground.

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. 

Industry response

Response from the industry on social media was swift with other brewers and members of the industry rallying in support.

To help raise money for the brewery, find the Go Fund Me page here​.

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