free from outside control; not subject to another’s authority.“an independent nuclear deterrent”
synonyms: freethinking, individualistic, unconventional, maverick
not depending on another for livelihood or subsistence.“I wanted to remain independent in old age”
synonyms: self-sufficient, self-supporting, self-sustaining, self-reliant, self-standing, able to stand on one’s own two feet
Who are we?
Dave our cyborg head brewer is a law unto himself generally found moaning about the lack of T-Loops, disabled adaptations in bars/Brewerys. Donald is our teenager even though hes as old as Methuselah he has 15 years in marketing and sales.Second brewer coming soon
Around a third of disabled people experience difficulties related to their impairment in accessing public, commercial and leisure goods and services. Disabled people remain significantly less likely to participate in cultural, leisure and sporting activities than non-disabled people.
Over a quarter of disabled people say that they do not frequently have choice and control over their daily lives.
We plan to work with people of differing abilities and disabilities, to remove obstacles that stand in their way in the conventional job market. Together we will make quality beers and open a taproom that is 100% disabled accessible which will be the first of its kind in Glasgow. In 2010 the Scottish Government introduced legislation which would require all new applicants for premises licences to submit a Disability Access Statement as part of their licence application. To date, however, this legislation has yet to be commenced. Craft beer should be inclusive, not exclusive.
Who do we work with?
We plan to work with Remploy. Who are Remploy? Their mission is to transform society and the lives of disabled people by: creating equality in employment facilitating access to sustainable employment and careers enabling achievement of ambitions and maximise potential.Remploy exists to improve the lives of disabled people and those with complex needs through the power of work. We believe that everyone has something to offer. So we work to find their strengths. Once we know their skills, we match them to proper jobs with carefully chosen employers who help them achieve.
What will we do?
Water A surprising amount of water is used in the brewing process - around 5 pints of water, for every beer you drink. Cycling the water will mean we aren't wasting fresh water. Grain Over 40,000 tonnes of grain is used in the brewing industry in Scotland every year. Even after the brewing process is complete, it still has some value. Let's not waste it.Bottles We will be collecting used brown glass beer bottles that we will sterilise and re-use to home our own delicious brews.