In February 2019, the much-loved New Lion Brewery will be taking the brave and brilliant step of becoming a 100% community-owned enterprise. Our share offer, and our conversion to a Community Benefit Society will give you the opportunity to be part-owner of a vibrant, fast-growing and award-winning craft brewery in Totnes, and a role in shaping its future. This will enable us to move and expand our fine brewery into Webbers Yard in Dartington, to create a new shared space with our friends The Almond Thief, bakers of the finest sourdough bread in the south west (and more besides).
Together we will create a venue which is a celebration of yeast, flour, community, ingenuity and the circular economy. It will be a place where you can eat, drink, listen to music, meet friends, paint, draw, hold events, dance and experience a new, more local economy in reality. We are thrilled to explore the many symbioses that can emerge when a bakery and a brewery coexist. Our intention during February and March is to raise £150,000 which will enable us to move into a beautiful new space, double our production capacity, and much more.
When you invest, you will be eligible for a 30% tax relief on whatever you’ve invested (up to a maximum of £100,000). There will also be different perks for investors, including an ‘investors-only’ beer brewed once a year, discounts, and invitations to special events. Our share offer will go live to the public on February 1st 2019. But we want to give you a week’s headstart. Simply register your interest here, and we will invite you to be among our very first investors, to take a stake in creating something fantastic.