Manchester microbrewery expands due to startup loan

Microbrewery, Northern Monkey Brew Co, is launching a new craft beer hall in Bolton, Greater Manchester, thanks to £25k start-up loan.

Bailey and Convey established a microbrewery, producing quality hand crafted ales – image courtesy of Northern Monkey Brew Co.

Northern Monkey Brew Co., founded by Ryan Bailey and Liam Convey in 2016, currently makes five cask ales which it supplies to more than 40 local pubs and bars.

The growing demand for its craft beers has led to the business moving to The Link Project, a new multifaceted development in Bolton town centre, in Greater Manchester.

The beer hall will be expanding into a purpose-built brewery 2.5 times the size of the current operation, alongside their new Bolton Beer Hall micro bar, a bespoke bar and service area selling cask ale, craft ale and a mixture of craft spirits.

Bailey and Convey will be using the startup loan from Business Finance Solutions (BFS) to help fund the move to their new premises, launch the Beer Hall and to invest in transport for deliveries, which will enable them to significantly increase sales of cask ale to customers further afield.

Northern Monkey Brew Co. also plans to host different themed beer festivals at the Bolton Beer Hall; to hold exclusive beer launches and develop a series of events in partnership with their neighbouring food and drink businesses in The Link.

Bailey said: “The support and funding from BFS has enabled us to build and expand our business at a critical point in our future and in the evolution of the real ale market, which is driven by consumers looking for quality, authenticity, originality and a premium experience that can’t be replicated at home.

“The Link Project is an ideal new home for us because it allow us to sell our own goods on site whilst maintaining off site sales and also working with other businesses within The Link and across Bolton town centre.

“We want to grow our business at the heart of our community, contributing significantly to the ongoing redevelopment of Bolton Town centre.”