Licensees alerted over black-market BrewDog beers


BrewDog Prototype BeersPubs and bars are being urged to report anyone trying to sell black-market BrewDog beer after a theft from an Essex retailer.

Ales By Mail has reported that 16,000 bottles were taken from its Billericay warehouse on December 30, including BrewDog prototype beers Interstellar, Hobo Top and Brixton Porter and the newly launched Moshi Moshi.

The stolen beer has a retail value of around £40,000. A reward is on offer for information leading to the recovery of the beer and arrest of the thieves.

CCTV camera footage shows a gang of between 10 and 15 thieves, who broke into the warehouse between midnight and 2am and loaded the beer into a van.

Paul Kruzycki, founder and managing director of Ales By Mail, said: “It will be obvious to any business offered these BrewDog beers that they were stolen from us. They are niche craft beers and can only be ordered through the BrewDog website.

“I’d appeal to any business approached to contact us or their local police immediately. As well as the blow to the business, the thieves also took personal items belonging to staff, and have caused a great deal of distress. We’re offering a reward for information which enables us to recover the beer and identify the thieves.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Paul Kruzycki on 01277 523003, or email info@alesbymail.com.

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