The Oxford Living Dictionary describes a shindig as a ‘large, lively party, especially one celebrating something’. We think it’s a brilliant name, as it really catches the
essence of what the brewery are trying to achieve.
Shindigger was born in
Manchester in 2012, when
University pals Paul and George thought they’d try to generate some much needed funds by selling home brew to their mates. After some initial early success, the guys invested in some brewing equipment and before long, it had taken over their
kitchen. The first seeds of Shindigger had been sown.
Armed with a small loan from the government and shed loads of ideas and
ambitions, Paul and George were soon
delivering kegs around the city from the back of their battered hatchback.
Fast forward to 2019 and the two mates have seriously outgrown their kitchen and the hatchback has long since been scrapped. Shindigger now brew 80,000 pints per month and their beers are enjoyed all over Britain; from
Brighton to Aberdeen.
The company operates on a ‘
shadow brewing’ concept, meaning that recipes are developed on the high tech kit at Shindigger HQ, then produced in big batches in one of three partner breweries across the North West. This not only cuts down on buying expensive equipment, it also utilises ‘
downtime’ in breweries.
We’re big fans of the Shindigger ethos and we feel their beers are great examples of the current trend towards a naturally hazy, hop forward style of brewing.