Returnable 1 Litre Bottles

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These can now be purchased from our drive-through or ordered online for delivery to your door!

In February 2021 we started an ambitious project; the introduction of a new returnable, fully re-useable 1 litre bottle.

Prior to the change we used approximately 100,000 one trip bottles per year. The goal of the initiative was to significantly reduce the amount of glass needing to be recycled or ending up in landfill. Once the project was inroduced, over 40% of our beer sold through the shop, drive-through and home delivery is in returnable, reusable containers.To launch a new returnable 1 litre bottle for our draught beers, we invested considerably in an automatic bottle washer and new special heavy duty glass bottles with swing tops, capable of being washed and refilled many times over.

As well as providing durability, the new dark bottle has been proven to help keep the beer tasting at its best for longer, by excluding light which is known to promote beer ageing. In addition, the new swing top helps to reduce the amount of oxygen in the bottle, which also helps to keep the beer fresh for longer.

To make the biggest possible impact on the environment we need the support of our customers to ensure as many bottles as possible return to the brewery. This also helps us with the cost of the project.

To help us be more efficient with the energy and chemicals used in the process and to increase the life span of a bottle, we ask our customers to rinse out the bottle when it is empty, avoid putting anything in the bottle and to close the swing top to keep it sealed.

Our new bottle washer efficiently cleans the inside of the bottle with a hot, recirculated cleaning solution to leave it spotless and sterile before being refilled, whilst the outside is sprayed with clean water only, which means that the labels can be re-used rather than having to be replaced each time.

The beer is 10p cheaper than the old price, however a refundable deposit of 30p is added to the price of a 1L bottle.

Returning our bottles has 4 big plus points.

  • It reduces ours and your glass usage significantly which is great for the environment.
  • You get 30p back on every new bottle brought back.
  • Your beer costs you 10p per bottle less than before.
  • We get the bottled back, which helps fund the project.

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Why did we make the change?

To reduce the environmental impact of the brewery.

Improved beer quality for our customers to enjoy.

How do I return my bottles?

If dropping back to the brewery, simply bring them along and when you place your order. We'll take them off your hands and refund you 30p for each bottle returned.

Online, enter the number of bottles you'd like collected when prompted, the discount will be added to the order you're placing. Our driver will then collect the bottles when we deliver your order, just like a milkman. Please leave empty bottles in an obvious place if you'll be out when we deliver.

Where do I return my bottles?

At the brewery. Go to the shop (when open) or drive-through. Our staff will be on-hand to help.

We will collect them from your house when we deliver your next order, this only applies to local home delivery service, not orders sent via courier we're afraid.

Do I need to rinse my bottle before returning it?

Yes. Please rinse out the bottle with water when it is empty and avoid putting anything in the bottle.

Close the swing top to keep it sealed and stop it from drying out, that really helps in minimising the chemicals used during the cleaning process.

How much do I get for returning a bottle?

You'll receive 30p per bottle returned.

Can I save up the credit and use it later?

No, your discount is taken off the total of an order placed at the same time as the bottles are returned or when the order is placed online.

Will a 1 litre cost me more to buy?

Not  if/when you bring the empty back. The beer is actually 10p cheaper however  the refundable deposit of 30p  is  added to the price of a 1L bottle. This is  to help  incentivise customers to bring back the bottles and therefore reduce our glass usage significantly.

I don't want to pay more for re-usable bottles?

You don't, provided you can get them back to us or we collect them within our free home delivery area. In fact, you will save money by returning the bottles.


Unfortunately, whilst we would love to have kept the prices the same, the project would have been too loss making for us to be able to continue with it long term. Clearly if you don't bring the bottles back, you are paying 20p more than before and we are sorry for that. We considered running with our previous bottles and the new ones, but logistically this was very difficult for us and would restrict our 1 litre bottled range, as we would have to hold 2 x 1 litre stock items for each product. We hope that you find the bottles offer a sufficiently higher quality of beer that you feel it's still good value for the price. Alternatively, bring them back and save money.

How do I get my refund online?

If your postcode is within our free delivery range and you've passed the minimum spend on beer, you'll see a pop-up when you enter the basket. The pop-up box will to ask if you have any empties to return. You will automatically be credited on your current order for the number of empties you want us to collect. Our driver will then collect the empties when he makes the delivery.

For any empty bottle collection, you need to fulfil the normal free delivery rules. Just like a milkman, we will collect when delivering.

Unfortunately, we can't offer a collection service for courier delivery, please recycle as normal.

Where can I buy your new 1 litre swing top bottles?

At the brewery shop (when open) and drive-through.

From the online shop.

Is there a maximum number of bottles that can be returned at once?

At the drive through no limit

Online there is a maximum of 30 bottles per purchase.

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Sizes Currently Available
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Strength:4.3% Golden & Refreshing

 
Sizes Currently Available
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Red Bottle

Strength: 4.5% Deep red & malty

 
Sizes Currently Available
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