About us

Independent

independent
ɪndɪˈpɛnd(ə)nt/
adjective
  1. free from outside control; not subject to another’s authority.
    “an independent nuclear deterrent”
    synonyms: freethinking, individualistic, unconventional, maverick

  2. 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
Not having a large oppressive presence to feed (think the Mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe) we are free to produce what we want when we want, to the highest quality. Being young, free and single, we can experiment and have some fun – expect intriguing recipes, exciting ingredients, and different concepts.

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.
Lucas Our resident American. Generally found cleaning tanks or driving them.

Community

Disabled people are significantly more likely to experience unfair treatment at work than non-disabled people. In 2008, 19% of disabled people experienced unfair treatment at work compared to 13% of non-disabled people.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 find this unacceptable and want to make a change.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.

Sustainability

The world’s resources are limited and depleting. We currently consume resources at a rate that only 3 planets could sustain. But we only have one planet. We need to reduce consumption to a rate that is within the one planet we have if we are to survive and thrive into the future. This requires action from all citizens of Earth, whether it is the biggest multinational business or an average Scottish family. Small businesses have the potential to make a step change towards environmental sustainability and we are committed to joining the movement.
Our vision is to minimise the impacts of our business on the environment, both locally and globally. We aim to use energy as efficiently as possible by employing lots of small simple technologies, such as heat recovery, low energy lighting and insulation.
We’ll be looking to collect rainwater from the roof to use in the cooling process and recycle water wherever possible. Where possible our ingredients will be sourced from organic suppliers and the all our beers are now vegan. In addition, we will be looking to reduce the carbon impacts of our packaging by implementing a deposit return system on glass bottles in the local area, or using cans where return of glass will not be possible.  We’ll also be looking for weird, wonderful and innovative ways to find second lives for our spent grain, yeast and hops, for example in the bread making industry, feeding livestock or producing compost.  One day we even hope to install a renewable energy source, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves here.

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..
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