Sorry Covid, but we’re still going strong! Pulling our weight to get out of this crisis nimbler, smarter, together towards a more sustainable, local future.
Sure, this was a kick in the *uts, we lost about two thirds our orders. It’s a big struggle for all of us, for all horeca and for all breweries.
BUT the support we’ve received from our community has left us speechless and filled with energy to keep going, with unwavering confidence and appreciation for what we now know cannot be taken for granted. Our local restaurants, our local bistrots, our local beer, among many other. This is a turning point for us.
Since last week, we’ve restarted our activity at the brewery, working on a new beer with all proceeds dedicated to the Horeca sector through HorecaComeback. Because we’re all in this together! We cannot wait to have you all taste it.
There’s also Lust4Life, our new beer of the month which came out this week, available on the eshop and in Dansaert as of next week Thursday (14/05), as well as in Delhaize starting May 18th, when we will (hopefully) once again be allowed to hang out with our closed friends for a barbecue. We brewed it with 100% locally grown Belgian hops and boy, it’s full of citrussy tropical summery flavors. YES Belgian hops are all about the sunny side of the street these days!
We’re all looking forward to go back to the Beursschouwburg rooftop and see the sunsets on the city or to show our (sometimes dubious) running skills in front of the whole city during the 20k. We’re all looking forward to an apéro and some lazy sunshine at the terraces of Parvis Saint Gilles or to share some drinks & picnics with friends at the Cinquantenaire. We’ll get it soon & it’s going to be epic!
We’ve always been inspired by social entrepreneurship, the ethos of a circular economy that creates a decent life for all within the means of the planet. This is why we recently changed our legal status to hold ourselves accountable. We’re here to make great beers while building a better future together with our community. We’re working on becoming a certified Benefit Corportation (B-Corp) by the end of this year.
We’re also going forward with the biggest bet of our lives: the building of our brewery in Anderlecht is starting at the end of the summer, thanks also to the investment of Invest for Jobs, dedicated to local employment and the real economy. The new brewery, designed by OFFICE, will be energy self-sufficient, thanks to solar power and the re-use of the hot water generated in production for the heating of the building. It will also create 25 new jobs and facilitate partnerships with local companies for adapted work.
Keeping the company within the community is a big deal for us, and we expressed it in our latest employee survey, with the wish to become shareholders in the company. Wish granted: the BBP team members will also become part of the equity of the company thanks to a new shareholding plan.
We aim to make sustainable positive impact with our beers, and with each BBP beer you decide to enjoy, you’re adding one more stone to building this vision together with us!
Thank you for all your support and we cannot wait to see you soon,
The BBP Team ❤️