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Got Thirsty, Stayed Thirsty

What started with a fondness for Dutch pilsner, became an unquenchable thirst to bring the best of global brewing to UK bars, pubs and retailers.

Experts in all things beer

From beer infused recipes, to the evolution of cans, our expertise section aims to give you an insight into the world of beer history, knowledge and culture.

Got Thirsty, Stayed Thirsty

What started with a fondness for Dutch pilsner, became an unquenchable thirst to bring the best of global brewing to UK bars, pubs and retailers.

Experts in all things beer

From beer infused recipes, to the evolution of cans, our expertise section aims to give you an insight into the world of beer history, knowledge and culture.

Quality, first and foremost

Although our heritage is firmly rooted in building brands and showcasing classics, we put a lot of time and effort into maintaining our specials list.

Passion for weird & wonderful

We’ll go wherever the beer takes us, and we’ll bring it to the cellars, fridges, taps and shelves of our customers.

Partnership announcement

In a culmination of a relationship that spans a decade, today James Clay and Sons and New Wave announce a formal partnership to provide a distribution platform for breweries who share their commitment to quality to thrive from.

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De Halve Maan Close Up

Bruges has two incredibly important arterial routes running through it. Bisecting the city from the North is ‘the Golden Inlet’, a channel that runs all the way out to the North Sea. This waterway was essential in developing Bruges as the epicenter of early European mercantilism, eventually developing the Bourse in 1309 as the world’s first stock exchange. The other, a subterranean pipeline running 3.2km out to the North East. This too, is a golden inlet, insofar as it carries beer. The beating heart at the middle of it all, is the De Halve Maan brewery. We spoke with owner Xavier Vanneste for the full story.

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Mikkeller UK Import Partnership

We’re delighted to announce our partnership with the inimitable Mikkeller to exclusively import and distribute their exceptional beers across the entirety of the UK.

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Reopening Update

After an extremely long and dark winter of growlers and contactless taps being exchanged through service hatches, we’re overjoyed to see the on-trade be able to reopen (albeit outdoors only). To help make this process as smooth as possible, we’ve put together some information to bring you up to date with how we’re operating, and to help your reopening too. 

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