Business Sheffield help innovative Beer Shop Start Up
23 April 2015
Sheffield’s thriving craft beer scene continues to evolve, constantly bringing new interesting concepts to an area that’s already home to a number of microbreweries.
The latest addition is Turner's Craft Beer Bottle Shop, an innovative start up business on Abbeydale Road which the Business Sheffield team have been helping as the owners prepare to open its doors.
Set in the heart of Sheffield’s quirky Antiques Quarter, the shop will not only sell bottled beer but will also be introducing unique refillable growlers sold with the customer’s choice of four beers.
The shop is run by David Turner who has always had a passion for good quality beer and developed the idea of opening a specialist beer shop with a focus on refills whilst on a beer touring holiday traveling up the West Coast of America four years ago.
However it wasn't until David and his partner Rosie had their first child in 2014 that they decided to leave London where they were living, and return to their home city of Sheffield to make their dream become a reality.
With the support of Business Sheffield’s FREE specialist start-up coaching sessions and 1-2-1 guidance, David and Rosie are now set to open their doors on Thursday 23 April.
As well as having a wide selection of local and international bottled beers that aren't available in the supermarket, Turner's unique selling point are the growlers that are filled using a counter pressure filling unit that prevents the beer from oxidising and helps it maintain its carbonation, the same technology that microbreweries use to bottle their beer.
Customers can choose from four different types of beer which will stay fresh for up to four weeks. Most of the beers that they will sell on keg aren't available for sale in bottles. The first beers to be available on tap will be Abbeydale Brewery Big Foot, Magic Rock Cannonball, Buxton Axe Edge.
David and Rosie also plan to strengthen their connection with local breweries by hosting tasting evenings and tap takeovers, where one brewery supplies the beer for all of the taps.
David explains that "it's about finding the best beers and spreading the word about them. I couldn't think of a better place to do it than in Sheffield".
For more information on Turner’s Bottle Shop visit www.turners-craft-beer.co.uk/ or follow @TurnersBeer
If you are looking to start a business, become self-employed or already have a business operating in the city, Business Sheffield offers a range of FREE services that can help you get started and expand.
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