Last orders called on Big Bog Brewing Co following administration

Big Bog brewery

A Liverpool micro-brewer has closed after falling into administration.

Big Bog Brewing Company was originally set up in 2011 in North Wales as Waunfawr, Welsh for big bog.

It relocated to Venture Point West, in Speke, South Liverpool, in 2016, and rebranded as Big Bog to meet growing demand across the North West.

The brewer operated the Strawberry Fields trading brand and produced a variety of brews, including lagers, IPAs, ales and stouts, as well as some spirits, including 46 flavoured gins.

But it recently suffered from rising commodity prices, and the increasing number of pub closures which restricted its outlets.

Consequently, the company appointed Neil Henry, of Lines Henry, as administrator, on March 19 2024 and ceased trading.

Neil Henry

Neil Henry said: “All of this has meant that, despite producing a product that has won many awards and accolades, the business could not continue and has had to close.”

A sale of the company’s assets is now under way.

Its last accounts filed at Companies House, for the year to July 31, 2022, showed the company employed an average of four staff during the year.

They also revealed that a director was owed £58,127 in an interest-free loan.

Total assets, less current liabilities, stood at £49,087.