Boundary Brewing launches £150,000 taproom funding drive
One of Northern Ireland’s leading independent breweries hopes to open a taproom at its East Belfast home and plans to sell community shares to help fund the project.
Boundary Brewing, a co-operative with more than 1,500 members, plans to open its taproom later this year, the hope being that it will serve as a community hub, providing a meeting place for sports clubs and countless other organisations.
The taproom will also feature wine and local spirits and visitors will be fed and watered thanks to a partnership with Flout Pizza.
The cooperative brewery is selling shares at £100 a piece, with benefits including an 18% discount on Boundary beer from its shop and 10% off all Boundary beer from its other venues.
The community share raise will also give investors 20% of their investment back as a gift voucher for Boundary beer in all the brewery’s venues.
Matthew Dick, who started the business eight years ago through an initial crowdfunding drive that raised £100,000 from more than 400 members in just eight days said: “Opening a taproom has been our dream since we brewed our first Boundary beer almost a decade ago, and I’m absolutely buzzing that we’re now making that dream a reality.
“If you have fallen head over heels in love with Boundary, or just love beer, and have always wanted a permanent place to come to enjoy the freshest, most interesting beers in Belfast, then this is your opportunity to make a difference.
“If you have been to any of our dozens of pop-up taprooms and events and want to help make them a permanent reality right here in Belfast, then join us. If you want to help a successful, growing, internationally recognised brewery from Belfast take its next step, then we’d be delighted to have your support!”
Boundary Brewing is investing a total of £300,000 in the launch of the new Taproom. £150,000 will come from the community share raise and the other £150,000 has already been financed.
To find out more about how to buy shares click here.