Belfast microbrewery, Out of Office launched a new range of canned beers, with a special ‘Cans for Cans’ charity drive in aid of local homeless charity, The Welcome Organisation.

To mark the launch, Out of Office invited customers to its city centre taproom, inviting them to bring canned food donations, which were exchanged for cans of its new beer.

The new Out of Office range, which includes Lesser Spotted Lager (a 4.1% ABV craft lager); Pencil Pusher (Session IPA, 4% ABV); and NSFW (a 6.2% NEIPA) are available in the Out of Office taproom and Ulster Sports Club both on site and for takeaway.

Online orders will be available from November via outofofficebrewing.co.uk, while on trade customers will be able to order the cans via the Salty Buoy Beer Company, Northern Ireland’s top independent craft beer distributor.

Out of Office is located on the second floor above The Ulster Sports Club on High Street, Belfast. Holding the lofty status of the ‘highest above ground level brewery in Ireland,’ the microbrewery offers educational, fun and hands-on brewery tours and tastings in its Taproom every Friday and Saturday, guided by resident brewer and beer expert, Katie McBarron.

Commenting on the launch, Katie said: “Since we opened the brewery in 2021, we have created 22 new beers; each with their own distinctive flavour and personality. Following the opening of our taproom last summer, we have proudly shared our passion for craft brewing, serving up our range of beers on tap.

“Expanding our product offering into a range of cans will help us share our beers with an even greater audience, and we’re beginning with three of our most popular varieties.

“We’re proud to use this launch to support the work of The Welcome Organisation – this is just one of many regular events and initiatives we will host in support of local charities and community groups.”

Canned food donations made on the launch night will be given to The Welcome Organisation. The Belfast-based charity supports local people affected by homelessness, with a range of services including a drop-in centre, street outreach services, food donations, clothing donations, and crisis accommodation for women
which run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Commenting on the Cans for Cans initiative, Kieran Hughes, Welcome Organisation, said: “As a charity, we are committed to working to tackle the homelessness crisis in Northern Ireland, and this is only possible with
the support of local businesses. “Fun and engaging initiatives like the Out of Office Cans for Cans drive are beneficial, not just driving donations that help us to support homeless people in the area, but also in helping to reduce stigma and raise
awareness around the many challenges faced by homeless people in Belfast.”

Out of Office Brewery tours run every Friday and Saturday at 6pm. Join brewer and tour manager, Katie McBarron for a tour of the brewery, before relaxing into a tasting session in the taproom. Prices start from £18 pp and includes a tasting flight of Out of Office beers. Tours last around 45 minutes, but guests are welcome to sit on in the Taproom afterwards. Group and bespoke bookings are available, on request.

For further information, and to book a brewery tour, visit outofofficebrewing.co.uk or follow @outofofficebrewing on Instagram.

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