We offer a high quality but competitively priced filling service that has gained a wide reputation for reliability, flexibility and quality assurance in the UK beer and cider industry. Unlike other contract fillers we are not brewers, so providing our bottling customers with a first rate service is always our top priority.
Our modern filling line is based in Gloucestershire. It has BRC AA accreditation and is also fully accredited by the Soil Association for the bottling of organic beers and ciders. It is extremely flexible and can accommodate a wide range of filling volumes from 10 barrels up to 160 barrels.
Beer and cider is either contract filled or bought in bulk for onward sale. It is stored in our substantial holding tank facility and normally held for 5 – 7 days at -1C temperature. The filling line includes a 20 head filler, state of the art filtration system, in-line carbonator and also an in-bottle tunnel pasteurizer.
We mainly fill in lighter-weight 500ml volumes but can fill sizes from 275ml up to 660ml. Only new glass is used and all bottles are sterile washed before filling. We have a three-part labeller which applies self-adhesive labels (including pressure sensitive labels), which produce a higher quality finish and offer greater cost benefits for shorter bottling runs. We offer either front, back and neck or wrap around labels, and apply conventional crown closures.
At Branded Drinks, we put a great deal of emphasis on quality control, both for our customers’ products and our own processes. Our well-equipped, on-site laboratory is run by highly experienced and qualified full-time staff who ensure that nothing passes through our bottling plant without undergoing rigorous testing and analysis. One of our technical staff is a fully qualified master brewer.
Our filling line is BRC AA accreditated and is also fully accredited by the Soil Association
We have won many awards over the years, the most recent was Distributor of the Year by The International Beer Challenge
Our well-equipped, on-site laboratory is run by highly experienced and qualified full-time staff