A craft brewery with origins in Brighton has actually just been marketed to London beer firm Richer’s.
Richer’s has acquired a 100% risk in Dark Celebrity, which started life at the Night Celebrity bar in Surrey Road, Brighton, and whose beers are sold across the city.
However, the business will continue to operate as a standalone company as well as brewing will proceed at the Partridge Eco-friendly site in West Sussex.
Handling supervisor James Cuthbertson stated: “Because our beginning in 1994, we have continuously grown from those very early days at night Celebrity Pub in Brighton to the present brewery in Partridge Eco-friendly.
“The collaboration with Fuller’s, an additional independent brewery with amazing heritage as well as great beer at its very core, will certainly allow us to take the brewery to the following degree.
“The offer indicates we will certainly continue to do what we do, yet gives us substantial possibilities to make even more one-off tiny set beers hand-in-hand with discovering the export market and also increased container and can formats.
“We’ve constantly explained Dark Star as more of a leisure activity that got out of control than a company, a values that will continue to be at the centre of what we do and what we have to do with, besides, beer ought to be enjoyable as well as available.
“I’m likewise pleased that Fuller’s has given away ₤ 4,000 to the Dark Celebrity Foundation, bringing the overall fund to ₤ 20,000 to sustain neighborhood causes and also charities in 2018.”
Simon Dodd, managing supervisor of The Fuller’s Beer Firm, claimed: “Complying with on from the success we have actually had with our procurement of Cornish Orchards, we have actually been looking at similar possibilities to purchase and also work with young, amazing firms that have a comparable ethos and dedication to quality as Fuller’s.
“Adhering to discussions with James as well as the group at Dark Celebrity, we might see that we can include actual benefit to the Dark Celebrity company and it supplies a great new variety of delicious cask beers that will boost the Fuller’s portfolio.
“Both Fuller’s and also Dark Star are makers with quality and also preference at their heart. I simply can not wait to see just how Dark Star innovates additionally with the assistance of Fuller’s as well as access to our know-how in brewing, selling and also organisation elements such as money, purchasing and IT systems.”
Dark Star beers include Hophead, APA, Dark Star Original as well as Discovery. Its various other bars are the Lockhart Pub in Haywards Heath, the Support Faucet in Horsham and also the Partridge in Partridge Green.