Glasgow's Hidden Lane Brewery offer novel way to help yeast shortage by offering a packet with every beer order

Due to the rising popularity of baking during the current lockdown, the country is seeing a real lack of ingredients. Now, a Glasgow brewery has come up with a novel way of helping by offering a free sachet of yeast with every order for their beer.

Published 8th Apr 2020
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

Hidden Lane brewery say they hit upon the idea after being inundated with requests via email and social media.

Founder Jonathan Engels, said: "Our brewery always holds a good supply of raw ingredients and we have currently fully stocked dedicated yeast fridge and are delighted to be able to share it.

"Our beer production has stopped for the time being but we still have plenty of beer in cans available. Everyone from the brewery is safe and well at home, Pete our head brewer is expecting his first baby any day now so all is good here.

"Its a very difficult period for many but having the time to do something so simple and rewarding at home such as baking is definitely an upside."

Available free with any orders that are placed via their new delivery app, which is available to download from App Store and Google Play or via the link on their website, Jonathan confirmed that a sachet would be included with their beers on delivery.

Speaking about the offer, the brewer stated that they are also currently doing a £19 off promotion - using the code - "HL19" - for £50 orders until Easter Monday, with a section of any profits made from the sales of their Tropical Ale, 88 Shilling and AL's session lager going to MND Scotland.

Speaking about the trying times for small businesses and having to innovate to try to survive in the current climate, Jonathan added that his team would like to take the opportunity to thank Steve McGowan at TLT Solicitors and the City Council Licensing Board, he said: "We want to thank them for facilitating a licence in record time to allow us and other small breweries to supply customers directly during this unprecedented challenge."

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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