Sonnet 43 Brew House Launches Online Shop
Sonnet 43 beers are now available to buy UK-wide after the brewery unveiled its online store.
The young craft micro-brewery, based in Coxhoe, County Durham, launched the e-shop after receiving many queries from customers who, until now, could only get the beers from the brewery itself or selected retail stores regionally. The online store boasts a greater range of products and delivers throughout the UK making it far easier to get a hold of the beers.
The shop, available at www.sonnet43.com, will sell all their core beers in a variety of 12 bottle packs as well as in 5 litre minikegs for those who prefer a pint at home. Gift packs and merchandise, including clothing, are also available.
Sonnet 43, whose name and brewing ethos was derived from the well-known verse, which features the line ‘How do I love thee? Let me count the ways’, by Elizabeth Barratt Browning who was born and raised at nearby Coxhoe Hall, has been brewing for only 9 months. This is time they have developed a core range of 6 beers, a limited edition beer range and launched their first brewery tap pub & restaurant, The Lambton Worm in Chester le Street, County Durham.
The brewery has even bigger plans for the rest of 2013 with another 2 Sonnet 43 brew pubs in the pipeline, including the pub the brew house adjoins, The Kicking Cuddy. This particular venue, located just off the A1 at the Durham Services turn-off, will house a large restaurant accommodated by an orangery extension to the rear of the property and also comprise a visitors’ centre where guests will be able to enjoy a brew day experience. Work to refurbish the pub has begun and it is expected to re-open Autumn 2013.
Brewery owner, Mark Hird, commented “We’ve had great interest regionally and constantly have people coming to the brewery to buy beer, some going quite a distance. We’d also had beer drinkers from further afield keen to know where they could get Sonnet 43 beer, so the online shop was the natural progression.
“Throughout the time we have been brewing we have continued to develop our offering and this is purely down the support of our customers who’re enjoying the beers.
“I’m pleased we can now deliver to customers across the country so more craft beer fans can try Sonnet 43.”