Bristol brewery Left Handed Giant is in the closing stages of an incredibly ambitious crowdfunding campaign, with the company looking to raise £1 million to fund its Finzel’s Reach development.

The campaign launched at the beginning of this month and hit the initial £400,000 target within 24 hours. Stepping up its ambitions, the brewery is now looking to raise up to £1 million to build the brewpub project, which will feature a taproom, brewery and a restaurant partnership with one of the city’s most exciting chefs.

Managing director of Left Handed Giant, Bruce Gray, said: “The aim of this brewpub project is to create a world-class facility where communities of friends and investors can have a real input into the day-to-day operation of the business, as well as having the opportunity to drink locally-brewed fresh beer.”

The funds raised will be spread across different projects, with the bulk being put towards the development of the Brewpub at Finzels Reach.

Restaurant

Left Handed Giant has teamed up with Bristol Michelin-starred chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, who will be operating a restaurant from the first floor of the development, as well as developing a separate offering for customers of the brewpub in the neighbouring kitchen.

Peter said: “Forming this partnership with such a well-respected force as Left Handed Giant and creating food to go with their beer is an awesome project to be involved with. The development kitchen will evolve and enhance everything we do at Casamia, with our hyper-seasonal dishes on an ever-changing menu, using the best ingredients, cooking it to perfection and then finding out what it needs to make it better.”

Left Handed Giant, which gets its name from the old legend that the Avon Gorge was carved by hand by the original left-handed giant, has been part of the Bristol brewing scene since 2015.

The brewery’s crowdfunding campaign closes on March 30, and those looking for further information or to invest should visit www.crowdcube.com/companies/left-handed-giant-brewing/pitches/q47aGb

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