2022 is set to be an exciting year down in Southampton
First up, we're running a sale throughout the whole of January (until stocks last) so head over to our WEBSHOP and get stuck in. All the beer is fresh and on point, we're just clearing the decks a little to make room for all the exciting beers we have planned.
So what will we be brewing in 2022?! In '21 we really hit our stride with our Hazy IPA's and more modern West Coast goodness (see our 'California IPA's') so expect plenty more of all those hoppy delights you've come to expect from us. We've secured some seriously great hops this year so we're taking it up a level. We've also started our Lager program in earnest now our new tanks have been installed so look out for a hell of a lot more cold conditioned wonders from us too.
We're filling up the diary with some really exciting collaborations this year as well and will be combining these with taproom events to connect you even closer with the beers.
2022 sees the launch of our own little festivals in the from of SPRING MIXER and AUTUMN MIXER. Two seasonal festivals where we'll be inviting some of our all time favourite breweries to pour beer in our taproom. These will be 'free pour' style festivals where you just pay an entry fee and try as many different beers as you like. 12 different breweries pouring their own beer connecting you to the people that make them, plus of course great food and music. Tickets will be launched at the end of the month but in the meantime, put March 26th and September 24th in your diaries!
FESTIVALS & TAP TAKEOVERS
We're going to be spending a concerted effort to get out to as many of you as we can this year so expect to see us at way more tap takeovers, festivals and events this year. Meeting and having a beer with you lot is so awesome for us we can't wait. If you would like to see us at your local, drop us a line and we'll see what we can do.
We're putting together a whole program of taproom events this year including bringing in more guests like Charlie Herring Wines for tastings and food events, showcases and beer launches with breweries we're collaborating with and more multi-media events including art, film and more live music. Make sure you're following us on social media to get all the info when it comes out.
UNITY BEER CLUB
Our subscription club will be launching this year and will include a mixed box of all our releases each month plus a couple of core range fridge fillers delivered straight to your door. No hassle, with payment taken automatically once a month (though you'll be able to pause or cancel anytime). We'll also be offering a Conflux subscription for all those Conflux superfans out there. We're currently working on the back-end for this but if you would like to show your interest in advance, we'll organise something extra for you early birders.
We've been brewing our flagship beer Conflux since day one but with all our special releases it's easy to neglect the beer that started it all for us, so we'll be giving it a lot more attention throughout this year with events, giveaways and more. It recently picked up a gold medal in the SIBA South East beer awards too so let's celebrate our favourite hazy pale ale!
We'll be continuing our work with the local community including the Southampton Food Club we host in our taproom every Tuesday. We'll also be creating some events in our taproom to help contribute to the community and the odd fundraising beer. One of the biggest projects we're working on in 2022 though is a Southampton hospitality inclusion group where we will be bringing together hospitality business in Southampton to tackle issues of harassment and promote inclusivity. This will be a work in progress but the aim will be to work towards making Southampton's hospitality businesses inclusive and safe places to work and socialise for everybody.
Have a great year,