Crosbys says cheers to craft beer bar supply

Newcastle-based Crosbys Catering Equipment has been appointed by the nearby Bottle Shop Bar and Kitchen to source specialist products to complement the bar’s artisan handmade craft beers.

The distributor will supply a range of glassware and tableware for the bar. Crosbys’ Andrew Wachsberger said: “We’re delighted to see a new specialist craft beer bar put roots down in Newcastle.

“One of the great attractions of The Bottle Shop is that it offers customers the choice of a third, a half, and two thirds of a pint, so that they can sample new brands in smaller measures and discover new favourites. With this in mind, we supplied the beautiful, tulip-shaped Munique beer glass – an elegant product featuring three measuring stamps, which removes the need to stock three separate glasses, and ensures both impressive presentation and flavour.

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“Each stemware piece features a round bowl which narrows at the flared rim to help retain carbonation and a frothy head, above a short flared stem and wide foot. The durable beadless rim is guaranteed not to chip, and the tulip shape is ideal for enhancing the flavour of pale ales, IPAs, Pale and Amber Lagers, Saison, Lambic and other draft beers with fruity undertones.”

Crosbys’ director Roger Crosby said: “We have several craft beer fans in our team, so we’ve thoroughly enjoyed sourcing specialist products to show off these rare brands at their best, and we hope to develop a long working relationship with The Bottle Shop Bar and Kitchen as it evolves in the coming months.”

The dealer also liaised with the bar’s head chef Matthew Stephenson, who has worked at North East venues Pan Haggerty, Lola Jeans and Slaley Hall, to choose a selection of rustic dishes in a range of styles and colours to complement his dishes.

The contract win marks the latest development for Crosbys Catering Equipment, following a move to bigger premises in Brough Park Way, the growth of its team and the acquisition of specialist supplier John Dodds.

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