Since it has been a wee while since we have done a blog (is it really June already???) I thought we should let you know whats happening at Lomond Bank (aka Flamingoland / Iconic Developement / Riverside) as we are very aware that has created some controversy.
As you are aware we have been in consultation with the developers for a number of years after we were put in touch with them while investigating possible sites to allow our business to develop and grow. We have spent months with the design team creating the brief for the new brewery and we are delighted with what they have created.
Whilst we acknowledge Lomond Banks is not favoured by all we quietly respect the views of those that oppose it. We hope to be advised by the end of summer as to whether the plans have been granted Planning in Principal status and will keep you updated as soon as we know. While the Balloch site is our preferred location we still have other options should the planning department at Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park reject the application.
We continue to grow our sales this year with a new deal having been signed with Asda with three lines now being stocked. A huge thanks to Craft Beer Clan who did all the hard work on our behalf.
Our relationship continues to grow with Lidl with another permanent line added to their shelves in Scotland, namely Citra Kind of Magic. This sits along side our ever popular Lost in Mosaic. We continue to supply to their beer festival in Scotland and England so please keep your eye out for special editions when in shopping.
We are currently on some very special beers for one of our customers. We are sworn to secrecy but will let you know as soon as can so keep an eye on your inbox and social media for updates in the next few weeks.
To finish with I would like to share some wonderful news. I am delighted to tell you that one of our beers (I am not allowed to say which one) is through to the finals at the Great British Beer Festival aka GBBF in London. We will be there on 6th August at our own bar awaiting the results. If you are there, please do come and say hello.
All the best
Fiona, Euan and the team
Loch Lomond Brewery