Tell us about BeerBods - how does it work?
BeerBods is an online beer club and subscription service. We send our subscribers 12 beers in the post every 12 weeks. The idea is that we all drink the same beer (just one) every week and come together to talk about it online (mainly via our Thursday night #beerbods Twitter tastings). Each week we also email our subscribers with the story behind that week’s beer, so that they can hear all about the brilliant people that made it.
What's the story behind the company - how did you get started?
My love affair with beer started early. I got my first job as a pot washer when I was 14 years old. At the end of each shift we got our wages and half a pint of ale. He was a tyrant of a boss, but the landlord loved his beer. It rubbed off on me (not the tyrant bit hopefully) and I started looking forward to the beer more than the wages. In the Summer of 2012 I started getting my friends together to taste beer in a shed. A few months later I threw up a website to get a few more people involved. Now we have well over a thousand active subscribers all over the UK who are discovering, enjoying and learning about beer together. We have one simple aim; to get more people drinking better beer. We’re getting there.