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4th October 2023

Small Beer launches Stout with a mission to rid the Thames of single-use plastics

Small Beer will launch its first Stout on 2 October and donate 5% of revenue from the beer to In The Drink ●   Members of the public are invited to attend a Thames clean-up on 21 October

London, 21st September 2023 — Small Beer Brew Co, renowned for its exceptional and innovative lower alcohol beers, is working with In The Drink to collectively clean up the River Thames and reduce plastic pollution from the food and drink industry.

London’s first B Corp certified brewery is launching a brand new Stout, a velvety dark beer, and donating 5% of all sales to In The Drink, an organisation that is dedicated to reducing plastic pollution caused by riverside bars and events.

Small Beer will also lead a public clean-up of the River Thames on 21st October, taking place at Bermondsey Beach.

James Grundy, co-founder of Small Beer, says: “With every can of Stout, our big-thinking

Small Beer drinkers are contributing to a cleaner and healthier Thames, supporting In the Drink with their mission to reduce the amount of single-use plastic that finds its way into this great river at the heart of our city.”

Paul Hyman, founder of In The Drink, added: “Around 65% of the rubbish cleaned up from the Thames is food and drink packaging. It’s a fantastic natural partnership to have with Small Beer, as we’re both so heavily focused around improving sustainability measures in the drinks industry.”

Small Beer Stout delivers a smooth drinking experience that retains the essence of a traditional stout, with a lighter touch. Crafted at 2.5% ABV, the beer showcases subtle roasted barley notes and a hint of chocolate. It is the third edition in Small Beer’s Small Batch series, which champions new, innovative and explorative brews.

Small Beer will launch Stout exclusively through their website on 2 October, starting at £15 for 6x330ml cans. Visitors to the Small Beer taproom can enjoy Stout on draught and a limited number of 30 litre kegs will be available for trade customers.

October press events

To celebrate the Stout launch and kickstart the charitable contributions, Small Beer is hosting two press events in October:

Stout and Oyster Pairing Night: 12th October, 7-9pm, Bedford Street Wines, 33 Bedford St, London WC2E 9ED

          Small Beer’s Big Thames Clean Up: 21st October, 10am-12pm, Bermondsey Beach

Small Beer invites members of the press, beer aficionados and anyone with a passion for environmental conservation to attend these events.

Hi-res photos to be used for online & print can be found here.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact:

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About Small Beer

Based in Bermondsey in South London, Small Beer Brew Co. (Small Beer) are the leaders of the mid-strength brewing movement, building the world’s first brewery that focuses exclusively on crafting truly session beers.

In 2019, Small Beer became London’s first brewery to achieve B Corp certification, which recognises companies that use business as a force for good. Small Beer donates 1% of its revenue every year to the Horniman Museum in South London, its 1% For the Planet partner.

Small Beer was founded in 2017 by James Grundy and Felix James, who met while working at Sipsmith gin distillery in London.

About In the Drink

In The Drink is a not-for-profit community interest company that works to reduce plastic pollution in our waterways caused by riverside bars and events; presenting a range of cost-effective, reusable alternatives to single-use plastic.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact:

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