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27th November 2014


Launched today [Thursday 27th November], a crowdfunding campaign for a new type of craft brewery – where members can brew and potentially sell, their own beer.

Set to open in the New Year on the Bermondsey Mile (near London Bridge) UBREW is looking for £75,000 (10%) equity to purchase equipment, rented accommodation and operational staff as well as to enable further growth.

Already UBREW have a community of 300 paying members and have had investment interest from over 20 craft beer lovers. This includes a number of microwbreweries wanting to use UBREW as their home.

Earlier this year, UBREW founders Matthew Denham and Wilf Horsfall saw an opportunity to bridge the gap between home brew and craft beer – and the market responded by overfunding by over 300% to raise more than £12,000 in pre-sales.

Matt Denham said: “We’ve built a great community of hobbyist and expert brewers alike – we want to enable our members to own their own brewery. We want to provide a space whereby we help launch the next set of craft brewers and continue the beer revolution in the UK.”

Wilf said “The pubco reform will give more freedom to pubs to sell draught craft beer and help give them an extra lease of life. We want to liberate the means of beer production.”

Nick Fletcher, founder of Summer & Winter Brew Fest and master homebrewer at Brewdog’s Bottledog store: “UBREW will help give home brewers the chance to become the next generation of micro brewers with professional equipment and a community of expert brewers.”

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Notes to Editors:

For press enquiries please contact Andrew Hadfield on 07515882355 or email

The Crowdcube link will be live from 00.01 Thursday 27th November:

The Craft beer market has been estimated to be now worth £225m in Great Britain – a growth of 79% on the previous 12months. Research done in August 2013 by food & drink consultants CGA Strategy.

Monthly membership costs start from £40 for a twelve month contract (with enough time to brew 210 bottles = 19p per bottle) and all pre-launch memberships are shared between up to four friends. A course from a master brewer normally costs £85. More products and campaign video can be found here: