East London brewery, Signature Brew, is on a mission: to revolutionise the quality of beer at live music events. Launched in 2011, Signature is the world’s number one brewery for band collaboration beers, having brewed with IDLES, Mogwai, Alt-J, Slaves, Mastodon, Frank Turner, Rodney P, Enter Shikari, Sports Team, Dynamite MC and many more.
Signature Brew is commemorating 2020 with Anthology – an annual time capsule of everything the brewery has achieved this year. This rich, dark Imperial Stout (10% ABV, £8 per 440ml can) celebrates the brewery’s journey through a challenging but heartening 12 months.
The artwork features photos from Signature Brew’s year in beer and music including head brewer Tom Unwin brewing and Rob Lynch from one of his lockdown gigs at the brewery. When this can and future Anthology releases sit next to each other, the stripes on the artwork will begin to build a pattern across all the cans. Each year’s edition of Anthology will have an accompanying barrel-aged beer.
Signature Brew Co Founder Sam McGregor says, “from hosting 35 sold out shows, to brewing 23 new beers with the likes of Sports Team, The Darkness, Dynamite MC & DRS, we are incredibly proud of how we pulled together as a team to bring beer, music & Pub In A Box to the people. Along the way, we also helped musicians, hospitality workers & the NHS. If 2020 has proved anything, it’s that the things we love are worth fighting for. Although we don’t know what next year will bring, we know we’re ready for it. Long live beer & music.”
Led by founders Sam McGregor and Tom Bott, the Signature brewery team is made up of musicians and music fans alike and – with an unwavering commitment to quality – Signature Brew has channelled the spirit and energy of live music into a brewery that stands for craftsmanship, artistry and passion. Brewed in Walthamstow, enjoyed by beer lovers and music superfans globally, their beers are of unrivalled quality, and they were crowned SIBA’s highly prestigious Brewery Business of the Year 2018.
2020’s Covid 19 crisis has seen Signature Brew get creative to keep the beer flowing in people’s homes, creating the Pub in a Box, hand delivered in London by musicians who had their tours cancelled (paid London Living Wage) and delivered via courier nationally. Signature Brew hosted a series of socially distanced gigs at the brewery to keep live music playing, they’re also prepping for the sold out Piss up in a Brewery (when all of this blows over), as well as two Skints gigs (their first in E17 for 10 years) as something for everyone to look forward to – we can all raise a glass to that! Signature Brew are gearing up for a momentous 2021, a year that will see the brewery rally around venues and musicians whilst celebrating their 10th Birthday with many more live shows, exclusive beers and band collaborations.
Source: Signature Brew