Last push for Crowdfunding for Glasgow Brewery Collective
Glasgow Brewery Collective is a bunch of brewers who have joined together to start a new social enterprise to enable disabled individuals to gain meaningful employment and they need your help!
Breweries include Ride Brew Co of Glasgow, Late Night Hype Brewing Company from Clydebank and Bute Brew Co from the Isle of Bute.
We spoke to Dave Lannigan of Ride Brew Co (who we ran Southside Beer Festival with) to find out more.
The Glasgow Brewery Collective aim to set up a tap room in the Gorbals in the Southside of Glasgow with a goal of being 100% accessible for people with disabilities.
“We will ensure that the taproom itself will have more than the minimum legal requirement for disabled
access. In addition to this, we have started, and will continue into the day to day running of the taproom, a process of consulting with people whose lives are affected by disabilities so we can learn how we can best help and what facilities or services we can provide.”
Mr Lannigan says “My disabilities have given me personal experience of being excluded and the struggles that people with
disabilities face when trying to find work, I’m keen to do something to help people in a similar situation to me find meaningful employment”.
“As well as being accessible for customers, we will be working with organisations such as Shaw Trust to provide opportunities for disabled individuals to get back into work both in the tap room and with the
Mike Shaw, Co-founder of Late Night Hype Brewing Company, who will be working closely with Ride Brew Co to get the project off the ground says, “Before starting the brewery I worked as an Additional Support Needs
Learning Assistant at Craigmarloch School, despite the incredibly hard work by the students and staff at the school, once graduated, the young alumni might struggle in an increasingly competitive jobs market. When
setting up Late Night Hype, I vowed to myself to create appropriate jobs with good support and development opportunities for people with additional support needs.”
“it could take years to sell enough beer to raise the funds to finance it, especially in times of austerity. As such, we’re asking
the general public to help.”
To show your support, or for more information on the project, go to