Update - 30th May 2022:
PLEASE NOTE ALL ORDERS PLACED AFTER 8AM MONDAY 30/05 WILL NOT BE SHIPPED UNTIL TUESDAY 07/06 DUE TO THE SPRING BANK HOLIDAY & PLATINUM JUBILEE BANK HOLIDAY.
Update - 5th May 2022:
We are currently taking 24 hours to process your orders so we may be slower to ship your parcel as per our usual standards outlined below.
Thank you for your patience.
England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland
Orders placed by 12pm are shipped on the same day Monday - Thursday, with the exception of UK Bank Holidays.
Orders placed after 12pm are shipped on the next shipping day.
All orders in England, Wales and most of Scotland are shipped on a next-day service, although some parcels can take up to 3 working days to reach you during busy periods.
If you would like us to delay shipping, please include this in the notes section at the checkout, and email us to confirm.
WE ARE SUSPENDING INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
We are very sorry to inform you that we are currently not able to ship outside of the UK.
Since the UK left the European Union, we have trialled a few courier services to continue shipping internationally. However, we have found that the delays and additional customs clearance fees were difficult to accurately estimate based on destination. On top of this, we have experienced delays of around 20-29 days for parcels to reach our customers.
Since we specialise in delivering fresh beer, this service contradicts the values that we hold for customer service and means our products will not be presented to you in the best possible way. Additionally to extreme delays, the local custom clearance fees for imported alcohol from the UK have proved to be higher than the retail value of the order.
We believe that until we can find a better resolution, we do not want this kind of service to be an extension of our brand/company.
Manchester Local Delivery
We are operating our cold-chain local delivery service 5 days a week, Monday to Friday.
Orders of £20 or more in eligible postcodes will qualify for this service.
Select “Local Delivery” prior to checkout, as opposed to the default “Nationwide & International” option. Then enter your full postcode to confirm you are in an area we can cold-chain deliver directly to.
You will then have the option to select your delivery date by picking the day you wish to receive delivery on the calendar. Delivery dates are available on a first come, first served basis, and some delivery dates may fill up quicker than others. If delivery slots are available, you can receive Same Day Delivery service if you order before 9am.
We ship most orders with UPS Standard Delivery. £4.99 is applied to the order if the total is less than £50.
For Northern Ireland customers, we use UPS as the delivery service, which is £12.50 for any orders under £60.
We also offer APC service, which we use for any shipments containing glass bottles. You can also choose this as a preferred delivery option at the checkout, even though your order does not contain glass bottles. This service is priced at £6.70. If your order contains glass and is over £50, we will ship it with APC with no additional charges.
Art prints are made to order and shipped separately with Royal Mail directly from the printers.
Please note that public holidays in your destination country will affect your shipping times.
You can track your order either on APC website. If you have included a mobile number on your order, you will also receive an email with your tracking details and a time window when you should be expecting your delivery.
UPS will send you an email with your tracking details.
You can track your order with UPS in the link here or track and manage your delivery preferences on their UPS My Choice Mobile App
If you were not there when delivery was attempted, your parcel will be left at your nearest UPS Access Point for 7 days. Please see the link here to track its pick-up location
In order to collect your parcel from the UPS Access Point, you will need Government issued photo identification and the name must match the name on the shipping label.
If your parcel hasn’t been collected after 7 days, UPS will return it to us. We can ship it back out to you for an additional charge of £4.99.
We use 100% recyclable and biodegradable packaging materials to limit damages in transit. We use plant based void filling pellets & Hexcel wrap to protect your order.
The hexcel wrap and cardboard boxes can be recycled through household and retail paper bins in the UK.
The plant based void filling pellets are recommended to be recycled through composting, either at home or council waste, where it is recycled into food grade fertiliser for farming or into electricity at an anaerobic digestion plant to power homes and local communities.
Our delivery boxes are ergonomically designed to fit a wide range of containers. We use the following boxes:
24 x 440ml Can Box
12 x 440ml Can Box
12 x 375ml Bottle Box
6 x 750ml Bottle Box
Please note that public holidays will affect your shipping times and our customer services.
UK Bank Holidays 2022
Monday, 3 January - New Year's Day
Friday, 15 April - Good Friday
Monday, 18 April - Easter Monday
Monday, 2 May - Early May Bank Holiday
Thursday, 2 June - Spring Bank Holiday
Friday, 3 June - Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday
Monday, 29 August - Summer Bank Holiday
Monday, 26 December - Boxing Day
Tuesday, 27 December - Christmas Day (substitute day)
Packaging and Storage
Brown and Green glass are favoured for their ability to inhibit or reduce skunking of hops in beer that were added (and boiled) during the brew day. We use both, brown and clear glass bottles. Clear glass allows the beautiful visual characteristics of our stouts and fruited beers (or any other beers also made with little to no chance of skunking by way of little to no hops used during the brew day) to shine.
We don’t think clear glass will influence this beer’s potential to age gracefully, but good ageing practices should be routine for best experiences: Age bottles in a steady low temperature environment, away from strong odours, mould, sources of heat and light.
Although some of our beers will develop new characteristics over time, the connoisseur will recognise ageing as a process as more of slow flavour change (some fresh characteristics may mellow or fall away entirely in order for additional complexities or subtleties to reveal themselves).