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8th March 2023

Northern Monk Faith in Futures rolls out into supermarkets with Patrons Project collaborators

Northern Monk is rolling-out three new beers into supermarkets to support their Faith in Futures charitable campaign.

The three new beers feature designs from some of Northern Monk’s most popular Patrons Project series creatives; Laura Slater, Drew Millward, and Tank Petrol.

Each can sold includes a donation to Northern Monk’s Faith in Futures Foundation, helping them to support people, places and communities.

Tank Petrol’s 6.0% Hazy IPA will be available in Tesco; Waitrose will be stocking the 6.0% Citra IPA in collaboration with Laura Slater; and Drew Millward’s Mango Hazy Pale Ale, 5.4%, will be on the shelves in Co-Op.

Northern Monk started life in a cellar in Bradford with a £5,000 gift from a grandparent. Inspired by these origins and an ambition to give back wherever they can, Monks launched the For The North Foundation in September 2019.

The Foundation allowed Northern Monk to support the people who share values, and passion for the North, via £5,000 grants offered to businesses, charities and projects that aimed to provide a genuine benefit to the communities they serve, or the wider environment.

March 2021 saw the For The North Foundation evolve into Faith in Futures. Faith in Futures has no geographical border applied to Monks’ giving.

In December 2022, donations surpassed the milestone of £50,000 donated to charities across the UK since the creation of the Foundation.

“We started Faith in Futures initially to help support charities in the North to do the vital work that they do. It’s great to be able to get more Faith in Futures on shelves so we can continue to help support people, places, and communities, thanks to customers picking up a beer” said Russell Bisset, Northern Monk’s co-founder.

Northern Monk is proud to have supported groups concerned with teenagers’ mental health, support for LGBTQIA+ people, the natural environment, racial injustice, and gender inequality.

For more information on all the charities and groups Northern Monk has supported with Faith in Futures, please visit


About Northern Monk 

Northern Monk is an independent brewery focused on creating the best beer experiences in the world. From two people in a parent’s cellar in 2013, to more than a hundred employees, Northern Monk is one of the North’s fastest growing drinks companies.  


Northern Monk started life in a parent’s cellar with a £5,000 gift from a grandparent. Inspired by these origins and an ambition to give back wherever they can, they launched the For the North Foundation in September 2019, now renamed “Faith in Futures Foundation”. The Foundation will see £5,000 grants offered to businesses, charities and projects which aim to provide a genuine benefit to the communities they serve, or reduce environmental impact.  

Northern Monk Patrons Projects is an initiative set up to foster collaboration, creativity, and community, whose objective is to collaborate with artists, athletes, and creatives across the North, by dedicating each Patrons Project to one Patron. Through the cross-pollination of ideas, Northern Monk treat each Patrons Project as a curated, immersive experience, with everything from the recipe and ingredients used, to the can design, carefully chosen to reflect each individual Patron. Each Patrons Project contains 7 beers and sometimes non-beer items such as glassware or merchandise. 

In March 2021, Northern Monk were ranked number 1 in the Ward Hadaway Yorkshire Fastest 50 list, achieving the titles of ‘fastest overall growing business’ and ‘fastest growing small business’. In May 2021 they were ranked 60th in The Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For 2021 list. In 2022, Northern Monk were listed as one of the top 10 Best Food and Drink Companies to Work For 2022.

Press release from Northern Monk.

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