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Left Coast Distribution in 2017

In the last few months we have started firing out the odd newsletter. Andy will keep on informing you about the beers we stock and the breweries we are working with and I will weigh in with more a business angle from time to time. We are well into our fourth year of sourcing small independent brewers from the west coast of the States and shipping containers full of beer halfway around the world and persuading retailers to buy these our wares. And as we enter even more challenging times I thought it be a good time to reflect and inform you as to our plans. We are not the only business involved in this new renaissance of the beer industry (or “Craft Beer” as it has been cursed) that...

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Press Release – Seattle-Based Reuben’s Brews Available in UK for the first time…

Left Coast Distribution has made an exciting addition to their already impressive portfolio of American Craft beers. The Nottingham-based importer has taken delivery of a range of beers from Seattle’s award-winning brewery Reuben’s Brews. Just three years old, Reuben’s Brews have emerged as one of the West Coast’s most talked-about young breweries. The US Open Beer Championships named Reuben’s 7th best brewery in 2013 and 4th in 2014. They have also scooped no less than 42 medals from The World Beer Championships, North American Brewing Awards, Australian International Beer Awards and Washington Brewers Awards. Adam Robbings head brewer from Reuben’s met with Left Coast’s owner Nigel Garlick in January this year. Nigel commented: “Adam being an ex-pat was very keen to bring his beer over to the UK and so began this...

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Portugal 2013 Road-Trip Gallery

Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn't know anything about scene, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about....

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Madrid’s marathon

Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn't know anything about scene, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about....

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Transitions In UX Design

Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn't know anything about scene, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about....

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Josh Woodward – Remix

Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn't know anything about scene, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about....

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Supernatural FX Showreel

Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn't know anything about scene, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about....

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Josh Woodward – Already There

Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn't know anything about scene, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about....

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Iceland’s volcano timelapse

Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn't know anything about scene, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about....

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We’ve been to Seattle – Look what we brought back…

This week something amazing happens, some beer arrives in the UK that has come all the way from Seattle. Yeah so it’s some more craft beer being delivered into an already saturated market, so what makes this lot so special? Well three Brits decided to fly over there this year meet some really nice people who brew beer. They were pretty chuffed that some fellas from the UK wanted to meet them and talk about the possibility of some of their beers ending up inside some Limeys. Take Mike Hale, this Sea Sick Steve lookalike whilst back packing  in the 70s learnt to brew beer at Gales Brewery in Hampshire. Gales is no more but Mike is still going strong. He makes some amazing beer, and has a theater at the back...

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Recent trends in storytelling

Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn't know anything about scene, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about....

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