ShinDigger was born while Paul and George were living together at Manchester University in 2012. We jointly invested our spare cash into a home-brewing kit and brewed the beers in the kitchen of our student flat. Shortly after, we started selling our beer at house parties. It was here the first seeds of ShinDigger were planted.
In Autumn 2013, armed with a small loan from the government we started delivering kegs to bars around Manchester out the back of Paul’s banged up hatchback.
Five years later we brew 80,000 pints per month and have released over 20 beers that we distribute from Brighton to Aberdeen.
We do what's called shadow brewing. Shadow brewing means we develop our recipes on our high tech pilot kit at our HQ in Ancoats, Manchester. Once the recipe is finalised, the beer is brewed in big batches on another brewery's spare capacity. At the moment ShinDigger beers are brewed at three partner breweries across the North-West.
The name ‘ShinDigger’ embodies our ethos that beer is about having a good time with your friends and enjoying the moment.