We’re Mike and Emily - founders, owners and operators! From working in breweries to running some of Bristol’s busiest craft beer bars, we have years of experience in the industry and a genuine love for quality products which are produced by small independent companies.
As the world turned itself upside down in 2020, we took the time to step back and take stock. We recognised that despite the forced closure of pubs and bars, people still wanted to access great beers and carefully selected products. There was a clear need for a business which merged the atmosphere of a craft beer bar with an epic selection of drinks from the best breweries and independent producers from around the globe.
Somewhere which provided the option to have your order delivered straight to your door anywhere in the UK, click and collect from the shop in Bristol and when the time allowed, to sit in and drink beers straight from the fridge or fresh from the taps. And with that, the idea for Alpha Bottle Shop and Tap was born!
[Yep that's us taking delivery for a Beavertown Tap Takeover in 2016 (before they sold out of course - they even had cask beer!!) As for those pouts… we have no excuses 😘 ]
What’s in a name?
- Alpha - meaning first or beginning. This is our first business venture together so it seemed pretty fitting to celebrate this!
- Alpha Acids - are a measurement in beer hops! To put it simply, higher alpha acids in hops = more bitterness in beer.
- Alpha Attitude - the temperament of the wolf. Inspiring our logo and the mind set that goes with it; the go-getter, the leader of the pack and the determination to be the best we can be!
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