This week on Beer is a Conversation we talk the business of making beer as we catch up with Brick Lane’s Paul Bowker.
We last spoke with Paul, together with his head brewer Jon Seltin, back in November 2018, not long after the celebrity-backed brewery launched. Over the past three years it has grown drastically, both with its partner brands that it brews under contract, and its own Brick Lane brands.
Recently the business announced a $50 million capital raise to fund further expansion, putting it in the same realm as Stone & Wood and Mighty Craft.
For all of its growth and undeniable beer quality, Brick Lane’s corporate feel has always left some engaged craft beer consumers feeling a little unengaged in the brand, and in this conversation I speak with Paul about growth, brand, engagement and the role and meaning of independence.
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