Thornbridge brewery, one of the largest independent craft brewers in the UK, is joining forces with craft beer distributor and pub company Pivovar to open new Thornbridge and Co. sites across the UK.
The two companies are joining forces to open ten new sites over the next five years across the country. Thornbridge and Co. pubs will provide an expanding market with a quality craft offering and the opportunity for the full range of Thornbridge beers to be available to more people.
Both businesses have a fantastic standing within the industry, Thornbridge Brewery has been brewing for 13 years with a wealth of awards. The brewery currently runs 8 pubs in Sheffield, and the award winning Pivovar group currently own 8 bars across the UK as well as their nationwide craft beer wholesale business.
The partnership are delighted to announce they have secured their first site in the heart of Birmingham and have viewed a number of other premises in other cities. The companies are incredibly keen to open sites in Manchester, Bristol, Hull and London amongst other cities.
Thornbridge Brewery CEO Simon Webster said: “We couldn’t be more excited to announce this partnership, having worked with Pivovar for many years we know they are a fantastic company who share our core values. We have a real passion for pubs and want to introduce our beers to a wider market. This gives us the opportunity to work towards ensuring our beer is present in every corner of the country!”
Jamie Hawksworth, owner of Pivovar added: “Over the last 12 years we have created award winning bars supported by our own drinks wholesale division which delivers supply chain within our estate. We are now thrilled to be joining forces with our friends at Thornbridge to roll out more amazing bars offering access to their beer range alongside our existing drinks portfolio.”
Thornbridge and Pivovar have worked alongside each other since the opening of the Sheffield Tap some eight years ago and are excited to be expanding their offerings across cities with their partnership.