New Returnable 1 Litre Bottles!

09 February 2021

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If you're filling your recycling bin with our 1 litre bottles, then we have some good news.

We would like to invite all Rebellion Brewery customers to become involved with us in an ambitious project to change to a new fully re-useable 1 litre bottle. Currently we use approximately 100,000 one trip bottles per year, so we have the opportunity with this initiative to significantly reduce the amount of glass needing to be recycled or ending up in landfill.  

Once these new bottles are in-use, over 40% of our beer sold through the shop, drive-through and home delivery will be in returnable, reusable containers.  

To launch a new returnable 1 litre bottle for our draught beers, we have 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 would like to ask for your support 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 energy and chemical efficient in the process and to increase the life span of a bottle, we would 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.  

We're excited to start this new project and hope you enjoy the benefits of improved beer quality whilst helping the environment.  

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.

 

Why the change?  

Reduce the environmental impact of the brewery  

Improved beer quality   

   

How to return your 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 return.  

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

   

Where to return your 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 you need to rinse your bottle before returning it?  

Please rinse out the bottle with water when it is empty, 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 you 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 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, if fact you save money by doing so.  

Unfortunately, whilst we would love to keep the prices as now, the project would be 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 now and we are sorry for that. We considered running with our existing bottles + the new ones but logistically this would be very difficult for us and would then restrict our 1 litre bottled range as we would have to hold 2 x 1 litre stock items for each product. We are hoping that you find the new 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?  

Once you get to the checkout in our online shop, a  pop-up box will appear 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. We can't just come by to collect empties only unfortunately.  

 

Where to 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.  

 

VIEW ALL AVAILABLE BEER

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Rebellion IPA

Strength: 3.7% Well Balanced Pale Ale

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • 1 Litre Bottles
  • 3 Litre Bottles
  • 5 Litre Kegs
  • 22 Pint Mini Barrel
  • 72 Pint Firkins
 
 

Rebellion Wipeout

Strength: 4.2% Pale & Crisp

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • 1 Litre Bottles
  • 3 Litre Bottles
  • 5 Litre Kegs
  • 22 Pint Mini Barrel
  • 72 Pint Firkins
 
 

Rebellion Overthrow

Strength: 4.3% Extra Pale & Crisp

 
Sizes Currently Available
 
 

Rebellion Roasted Nuts

Strength: 4.6% Reddish Brown & Fruity

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • 1 Litre Bottles
  • 3 Litre Bottles
  • 5 Litre Kegs
  • 22 Pint Mini Barrel
 
 

Rebellion Winter Royal

Strength: 5.4% Ruby & warming

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • 1 Litre Bottles
  • 3 Litre Bottles
  • 5 Litre Kegs
 
 

Lager Bottle

Strength: 4.4% Crisp & refreshing

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
 
 

Blonde Bottle

Strength:4.3% Golden & Refreshing

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
  • Mixed case 2 Beers
  • 3 Bottle Presentation Pack
 
 

Red Bottle

Strength: 4.5% Deep red & malty

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
  • Mixed case 2 Beers
  • Mixed case 3 Beers
  • 2 Bottle + Glass Pack
  • 3 Bottle Presentation Pack
  • 4 Bottle + Glass Pack
 
 

24 Carat Bottle

Strength:5% Golden, hoppy & bittersweet

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
 
 

Winter Royal

Strength: 5.4% Ruby & Warming

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
  • Mixed case 3 Beers
 
 

Roasted Nuts Extra

Strength: 5.8% Deep ruby, complex & flavoursome

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
  • Mixed case 3 Beers
 
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