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Algarve Rock Brewery manufactures Portuguese craft beer. The company aims to put Portuguese craft beer on the map with flavoursome beers that embody local ingredients. They have won Best Stout award in Trujillo Festival 2018- Spain. They supply to major Portuguese outlets including Emprodalbe distributors, Apolonia supermarkets, prestigious Quinta do Lago resort and 'house' beers to Casa do Frango group in London. The proceeds will be used to start its themed Brewbars and Brew kiosks, to increase exports to the UK and USA, strengthen brand identity, team expansion and expansion of brewery to cope with increased demand.

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Rated on 28/02/2020

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The team includes highly skilled experts. The CEO is a serial entrepreneur who has won the Queens Award for export twice, as well as the Queens Award for technology. The product developer position is currently unfilled; the CFO is engaged with the business on a part-time basis.

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  • 51%
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    28 Mar 2020


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    17 Feb 20 Seedrs £205,456 / 51% 75.666666666667%
  • Internet Business Awards Category Award Winner 2015
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