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Suffolk brewery toasts new ale contract with Co-op

PUBLISHED: 17:45 04 January 2017

St Peter's Brewery has secured a contract with the Co-op to supply around 25,000 pints of ale.

St Peter's Brewery has secured a contract with the Co-op to supply around 25,000 pints of ale.

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St Peter's Brewery is celebrating after pulling in a contract with the Co-op to supply around 25,000 pints of ale.

The award-winning brewery – based in St Peter South Elmham - is supplying around 60 of the community retailer stores with four of its ales.

Brewed adjacent to St Peter’s Hall and using its own well water, the ales on the shelf will be St Peter’s Best Bitter, Ruby Red, Golden Ale and Organic Best Bitter, which all come in the distinctive bottles based on a design found in a tavern in Gibbstown, Pennsylvania, from the late 1700s.

The move comes as the Co-op commits to doubling the number of its local, small and micro suppliers and launches a small producer charter to support and provide opportunities to champion local suppliers.

Steve Magnall, chief executive of St Peter’s Brewery, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Co-op. Its heritage, values and local, community-based approach is a great fit with our business. To reach more local communities is a great opportunity.

“The Co-op is a champion of local produce and this deal will further support our business development and open up new markets for our business in communities across the region.”

Simon Dryell, ranging manager for the Co-op, added: “It’s exciting to collaborate with breweries such as St Peter’s. The quality, passion and innovation of smaller producers makes these prized local products and we are delighted to give them pride of place in our stores.”

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