Left Handed Giant
In 2014, a man named Rich Poole walked into Small Bar, Bristol, and handed some beer over to Bruce Gray and Jack Granger. This began a brewing journey that started on a 200L kit through the back of that same bar, before developing into a cuckoo brewery operation known as Left Handed Giant.
Left Handed Giant's own physical brewery operation began in 2017, before raising more than £1m from the local community via Crowdcube to build the beating heart of our business, a brewpub overlooking the floating harbour in the centre of Bristol in 2019.
They are community owned, and aim to execute an employee buy-out within the next 3 years, making Left Handed Giant one of the only UK employee-owned breweries. Independence and the freedom to express creativity is central to business, and they believe that giving the team ownership and leadership of the company is crucial to ensuring this remains the case throughout Left Handed Giant breweries’ long lifetime.