Courier CitySprint has introduced a specialist keg and barrel delivery service to cater for evolving drinking habits in the UK.
The firm said the service fills a gap in the market to cater to new traders, such as microbreweries and pop up venues; as demand for more artisan-style beers has increased, the UK has seen more microbreweries pop up across the country with their own particular delivery needs, while research also shows a burgeoning micropub scene.
The specialist service provides just-in-time delivery and is backed by 130+ dray couriers, specially trained to carry kerbside, out in-cellar or room-of-choice drinks deliveries safely and securely, including brewery kegs and barrels, and at convenient times.
CitySprint’s dray couriers have already completed more than 5,000 drinks deliveries since the launch of the service, with another 500 deliveries expected over the festive season peak which is busiest between 17th December and 1st January.
Justin Moore, chief sales officer at CitySprint, commented: “We’ve already seen a big uptake in smaller retailers and microbreweries needing ad hoc deliveries to different venues such as short-term bars and sales sites located around viewing screens and public spaces; we anticipate seeing more of this in the coming years. This service is focused on fast, flexible and ad hoc top-up deliveries that can help our clients better meet the needs of their customers.”