WHEELIE-BINS ARE known throughout the land for being designed for carrying rubbish – but one enterprising Moray business has found an entirely new use.
Forres-based Speyside Craft Brewery produce a product that will never be described as rubbish, their craft ales becoming renowned around the country and beyond.
Now the local firms’ enterprising staff have come up with a cunning idea in response to growing demand for portable bars – by installing everything required to create on in a bright-yellow wheelie bin!
With bigger wheels than the rubbish-carrying variety, this version is designed to negotiate rough terrains over beach, garden or woodland.
The idea came from Seb Jones, managing director of the brewery, who said it came about through investigations into how best meet the needs of a growing marketplace: “We were looking for something that enabled us to provide our beer in perfect condition under any circumstance, and nothing was out there.
“What we wanted was something that had the beer, chiller and taps stored within a unit that can be wheeled into anywhere. They’re some out there but they’re expensive and use castors which means they can only run on hard level floors.
“We have a lot of customers who have casks for events parties and gatherings, such as a birthday, fishing outings or shoots. None of those currently on the market would be any good for these so we invented our own and called it a beer wheelie. It’s so much more convenient, and will add a bit of fun.”
The colour of the bin was chosen to reflect the brewery’s corporate colours, but Seb admitted that there could be an unexpected use, adding: “It’s coloured-coded to normally hold clinical waste, but that does mean it can easily be smuggled into a hospital to help revive the flagging taste buds of a hospitalised real ale fan.”
For the avoidance of any doubt, we did detect Seb’s tongue firmly placed in his cheek during that statement.
The beer wheelie can be hired for any event by contacting the brewery on 01309 358082.