Garbutt + Elliott help UK’s first wheat beer brewery on the road to success

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Garbutt + Elliott has been appointed by Leeds-based Eyes Brewing to help it realise its dream of opening the UK’s first dedicated wheat beer brewery.

The brewery has also appointed Garbutt + Elliott to provide a range of services including accounts and tax compliance, payroll processing and business advice.

Chris Bennigsen, director at Eyes Brewing, sought out the expertise of brewery specialist Matthew Grant after speaking with Ainsty Ales – also a client of Garbutt + Elliott’s. With access to his knowledge, contacts and expertise, Eyes Brewing is now set to introduce its first wheat beer to the market at this year’s Northallerton Beer Festival.

Speaking on the appointment Chris said: “For a long time it has been our dream to become the UK’s first ever wheat brewery and with Matthew’s help we’ve been able to achieve this. Garbutt + Elliott has provided us with invaluable advice and we’re very much looking forward to working with the firm in the future as we grow and develop our business.

“Matthew has a huge amount of knowledge in the brewing sector and we’re grateful for his assistance in us breaking into the market. We love wheat beer and are really excited to see what the public thinks of it.”

Micro-brewing continues to grow in the UK with 160 breweries in Yorkshire alone; Eyes Brewing however will be the first brewery in the country to specialise in wheat beer, a drink that’s very popular in northern European countries.

Matthew Grant, director at Garbutt + Elliott commented: “It’s great to be working with such an exciting client as Eyes Brewing because they are genuinely doing something out of the ordinary. Wheat beer has been popular on the continent for centuries and it’s very exciting to see someone specialising in it in the UK.”

“What’s also exciting is the fact that Eyes Brewery is making the first steps on its journey and I’m delighted to be helping them gather momentum and succeed.”

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