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Lister's Brewery brings forth traditional styles of beer to the mass market. Launched in 2014, Lister's has onboarded many stockists and has sold more than 500K pints, supplying customers across the UK. Moreover,  Lister's is passionate about quality, consistency and customer service. Their in-house and fully-automated brewery allows for greater control and consistency of their beers. The company's 'Best Bitter' is sold at CAMRA’s UK Pub of the Year in St Helens. With the investment, the brewery will: work on increasing brewing capacity and the number of delivery hubs, grow and wholesale its own barley on the 6700-acre Duke of Norfolk’s Sussex estate, and bottle its beers in-house to reach new markets.

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    £75,000
    target

    £1,500,000
    pre-money valuation

    4.76%
    equity available

    182
    investors

    £498
    pledge per investor

    09379617
    company number

    08/01/2015
    incorporated 5 years

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