‘Ripples’ Beer Launch: Making Waves for Nottinghamshire’s Wetlands

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Our partnership with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust runs deep.

Our friendship spans over 20 years and many more beers (over 150, in fact)! And we’ve loved supporting this important local charity in any way we can. So, when we heard of their latest ‘Wetlands for Wildlife‘ campaign, we jumped at the chance to brew a beer together and raise money for this urgent cause.

In fact, this became a three-way partnership alongside our mutual friends, Murphy & Son. They’ve been partnered with the Trust for a year now, as part of their efforts to reduce their emissions to net zero and help wildlife along the way. We’ve also worked with Murphy’s for years, as they provide professional products, supplies and expertise to the brewing industry across the UK.

Learn more about Wetlands for Wildlife campaign in this short video…


About Ripples: “A cleaner, more sustainable brew”

The intention of this beer, ‘Ripples’, was to create a product that was as sustainable as possible. A difficult task in brewing, but with the help of Murphy & Son, we found several ways to maximise efficiency and minimise waste, thus making a more sustainable brew. The beer was brewed on our Pilot Project, which lends itself well to more experimental, niche excursions.

Check out the video below for a bit more detail about the process and how the Pilot Project works and how it was used in this brew:


About Ripples: Beer Launch + Quiz Night

We launched ‘Ripples’ on Thursday 17th August at the Old Cold Store, next to to the Vat and Fiddle, and home to the Pilot Project. Aside from being the first chance to try our new beer, the evening included a charity quiz hosted by Al Needham, a raffle featuring some amazing prizes and an auction for a very special private brew day for up to six people on our Pilot Kit.

With the help of everyone who came, we raised over £900 for the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, bringing them even closer towards their aim of £45,000.

We want to say a huge thank you to all of the local businesses who donated prizes, everyone who attended the event and supported the appeal and of course, Murphy & Son and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust for working together with us on this project It really was something special!

Thanks again to the following for their donations:

Sneinton Cider Company

The Dandy Gent


The Whisky Shop

National Ice Centre

Navigation Brewery

The Sauce Shop

Lenton Lane Brewery

Slice ‘N’ Brew

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club


Until next time, Team CRB x

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