Timeline

We've been brewing beer to empower the lives of others for over 5 years, supported by a loyal community of drinkers, stockists and other beer brands that have all helped us along the way. Discover the Brewgooder story so far below...
2012

The trip to Nepal that started it all...

2012

Our co-founder Alan travels to Nepal where he eventually contracts a parasite from contaminated water. While recovering, Alan recognises that someone similar to him would be born into an environment without safe water and have their future limited by a past they did not shape, and a present that they would struggle to change. Alan decides to dedicate his career to fighting water poverty, applying for several jobs within water and foreign development, but is rejected from all of them!

Brewed on Purpose

2014

While working other jobs, Alan and James both develop a passion for craft beer. For the next couple of years they witness the social power that beer has to bring people together for a common purpose. They begin to envisage a beer brand that uses this social power to create waves of positive change in the world for other people, and after Alan's own experience, they decide that providing access to clean water is the biggest wave of change that can be made.

2014
2016

Brewgooder Launches On World Water Day

2016

Brewgooder launches with an online crowdfund and over 1,000 drinkers supporting the idea. The first ever cans of Brewgooder Lager are brewed and make their way to drinkers and bars across the UK. In just 3 months, enough Brewgooder Lager is sold to support the first ever Brewgooder water project in Chiluzi, Malawi - supplying consistent clean water access to a village of over 5,000 people.

Early progress & becoming a B-Corp...

2018

The Brewgooder drinker community and number of stockists continues to grow, with Coop and ASDA choosing to stock the lager nationally across the country. Brewgooder becomes B Corp registered as the second ever UK based brewery to be accredited. Drinkers help to empower a further 65,000 people through the funding of dozens of water projects based in southern Malawi.

2018
2020

The Global Gathering, and Covid-19...

2020

Brewgooder reaches 3m cans sold across the UK, with over 130 water projects supported. The first ever Global Gathering is announced with over 150 breweries across 24 countries signed up to brew unique collaboration beers for World Water Day on March 22nd.

The Covid pandemic hits, causing huge disruption across the industry and prevents the Global Gathering from launching. Despite this, over £50,000 is raised by the participating breweries. The funds are used to support Covid prevention and sanitation work in Malawi reaching a further 90,000 people.