Shattered Dreams

Shattered Dreams

Their long-awaited release has been getting ever closer – until now.

We have a painful setback to report.

It was discovered around one in ten of the bottles has a catastrophic manufacturing defect compromising their structural integrity. The bespoke 500ml Champagne-style bottles look incredible, feel substantial but warning signs were raised when routine handling lead to numerous breakages. Further inspection from our quality team and our manufacturer’s quality engineers have determined the bottles are not fit for release.

This means none of the bottles can be allowed out into the wild. 

We have made the call to dump all the OverWorks bottles filled to this point and have asked the manufacturer to recommission new glass for us. We are dedicated to our quality and your safety. This decision has not only cost us hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of stock and six months’ worth of production time but also caused heartbreak and genuine disappointment in those who have worked so hard to get these beers ready for you.

We have sourced an interim replacement 500ml Champagne-style bottle and have begun to fill these with our awesome mixed fermentation beers. They are not the super-slick embossed and branded OverWorks bottles we were planning to release but you guys have waited long enough to get your hands on bottled BrewDog sour and wild ales.

In the meantime, we will be rolling out OverWorks kegs to our network of UK BrewDog bars (with International Bars to follow) as the beers are tasting incredible. They are ready to roll and we don’t want to keep you waiting more than you already have done.

The bottles? Well the bottles will come soon as we can get them out to you. We hope you understand.

Peace and love,

Team O/W x

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Pete H 23.08.2018 @ 12:39pm
Thanks for the update. #gutted.
I admire your honesty. Totally understand you can't release them, if they aren't safe / fit for purpose.
Can you claim back from the bottle manufacturers ?
Alan S 22.08.2018 @ 8:04pm
Disaster. Feel for those who have worked so hard. Will head to the bar to sample as available. We will get there.
Andy 22.08.2018 @ 9:47am
Absolutely gutting.
Adam 21.08.2018 @ 8:52pm
Mad respect. Your commitment to quality is unmatched.