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Hidden Lane Brewery launches free e-bike delivery service in Glasgow - with Edinburgh following soon

Beer fans in Glasgow can now enjoy free e-bike delivery from the Hidden Lane Brewery.

Published: November 4, 2020
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Finnieston’s Hidden Lane Brewery has launched a free e-bike beer delivery service, offering cans and two-litre refillable “growler” bottles to your door with zero pollution.

Beer fans that order a growler will get a delivery that involves zero packaging and zero food miles thanks to the brewery's new e-bike from Bike For Good.

With deliveries now live in Glasgow, there are plan to launch the e-bike delivery scheme in Edinburgh in the coming weeks.

The organic beer is brewed on-site in the quirky Finnieston building, bottled into the growlers and sent out by bike so fans can enjoy environmentally guilt-free organic beer.

Speaking of the e-bike delivery, Hidden Lane Brewery boss Rachel Suttle said: “We are the first in Glasgow to sign up for a new initiative swapping traditional delivery vehicles for e-bikes.

“It’s important to us to do things as sustainably and environmentally friendly as possible, so this opportunity was a no-brainer for us.

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“We are trying to encourage people to opt for the growlers, as that allows us to achieve most in our aim to deliver zero packaging and zero food mile service.

“However cans are also available for delivery by e-bike which is still a huge improvement on van delivery.

“The beer is all brewed here in the Hidden Lane and bottled into the specially-designed growlers using our filling machine, which purges the bottles before filling meaning the beer can last up to a week after opening.

“We’re excited to be at the forefront of this great initiative and hope many other businesses will sign up with Bike For Good and help make our Dear Green Place even Greener.”

Karolis Toleikis of Bike For Good added: “The idea is to develop the Glasgow Zero Emission Zone, we want to create an e-cargo bike library pilot getting businesses to change their way of transport from vans to sustainable cycling vehicles.

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“We have six different bikes from tiny ones to huge van-like ones and want to expand the green initiative into local small businesses and promote the Energy Efficiency Fund.

“Hidden Lane are the first company to take us up on this and it was great to see how keen they are and to engage with a great local business.

"It’s organic beer which is important to us and everything they are doing fits in with our ethos – we are delighted to have them on board.”

Prices and how to order

Hidden Lane Brewery offer Tropical Ale, Raspberry Saison, 88 and Lager Lager, all brewed in Finnieston and available for can delivery within Glasgow area by e-bike.

Same day delivery is available if ordered before 3pm, subject to availability, with collection available from the in-house shop on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 12-6pm.

Growlers contain two litres of a beer of choice, with the first one costing £25 – including a £10 deposit. Refills are £15 and the Hidden Lane bike will collect your empties and drop off the refill.

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Cans cost £25 for a case of 12 for delivery or collection. Growlers are also available for collection.

To order, visit the Hidden Lane Brewery website or download the app.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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