Just a quick update to let you know about a few things going on here at Bier Huis towers.
We are back taking casks from breweries and filling your sealed cartons as well as 5L bag in boxes and 3L pouches. I've also got a canning machine that is able to fill draught beers into cans due to us at some point it's been sat in a UPS warehouse in Essex for the last two weeks.
Plenty of 5L mini kegs are still available the above is just to give a little bit more choice and the bags/pouches last a lot longer when opened due to the air tight tap.
Germans beers have been a bit hit and miss over the last few weeks but should now be fine. Our German beers are imported 3rd party but the lack of UK pub trade where the importer is also meaning they are not bringing as much as normal into the UK.
Belgian beers we have a little trouble with at the present, luckily we have a couple of importers close by who have a good selection of Belgian beers.
For those that know we also import ourselves the little more unusual stuff from Belgium, which before Brexit was a bit of pain, 8 pages of paperwork all the duty calculations and a 14 day turn around from submitting the form and HMRC giving the green light. That's all gone and replaced by the system that would be used if for example we were shipping from the states. HMRC would rather a company did all the paperwork for us or we can go out a purchase some new software so that it can take to there system. Either way it keeps sending us around in circles and no clear answers. I'll get there it might just take a few more weeks and nothing about how we can bring in when we were able to drive across.
For those Sam Smiths fans you might have noticed that there has been a price increase, we knew it was coming as the pub prices went up in June. It's the first time there has been a price rise in 10 years.
Due to the lockdown with schools, we are back down to 2 staff and have decided not to jiggle shifts around this time. So Tuesday (South Wakefield) and Wednesday (Kirklees) have moved to Monday
And just to remind that we are open as normal 7 days a week.
Cheers everyone #backthebier