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Drop Bear Beer Co launch new brewery in Swansea

Joelle and Sarah Drummond in the new brewery

On Saturday night, Drop Bear Beer Co. – the world’s largest LGBTQ+ brewery – celebrated a major achievement with the official launch of its new brewery in Swansea. Founded by wives Joelle and Sarah Drummond, the alcohol-free beer specialist acquired the 16,000 sq ft former Tomos Watkin facility to bring production in-house.

The launch solidifies Drop Bear’s status as both the largest LGBTQ+ and female-owned brewery in the UK. After raising £2.1 million from investors, the team has spent months upgrading equipment to produce up to 25 million cans per year of their popular 0.5% ABV brews.

“As the world’s biggest LGBTQ+ brewery, we’re thrilled to open our own production facility,” said co-founder Joelle Drummond. “This will empower us to scale up while maintaining exceptional quality and flavour.”

The Drummonds retained Tomos Watkin’s two staff members, showing their dedication to preserving fellow Welsh breweries. With the new brewery online, Drop Bear is ready to expand distribution and launch into global exports.

The January 6 launch event marks a historic moment for the groundbreaking brand as an LGBTQ+ business leader redefining alcohol-free beer.