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PRESS RELEASE
16th December 2014

Keg Watch Launch Service in Northern Ireland


The brewing trade association extends to Northern Ireland and calls for awareness of all lost, abandoned or misplaced beer kegs, casks and gas cylinders.

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Burton-upon-Trent, 16 December 2014
- Trade association Keg Watch have launched a new service in Northern Ireland, designed to ensure that brewers, publicans, scrap metal merchants, civic amenity sites and members of the public have somewhere to turn to if they come into contact with beer kegs, casks and gas cylinders that have been lost or abandoned and therefore outside of the normal supply chain. The service covers all kegs and casks with the exception of containers owned by Diageo who have their own repatriation scheme. Keg Watch is already successfully operating in Scotland, England and Wales.

Keg Watch provide a freephone number where lost, abandoned or misplaced containers can be reported. Keg Watch will then organise prompt repatriation of the containers to their rightful owner.

Each year the brewing industry loses many millions of pounds through the misappropriation of kegs, casks (beer barrels) and dispense gas cylinders. Operating in Britain since 2000, Keg Watch, alongside the British Beer and Pub Association and SIBA, is committed to assisting the Brewing Industry to reduce these losses. Keg Watch specialise in working with the mainland UK’s beer and cider industry to help to maintain the prompt recovery of casks, kegs and dispense gas cylinders for refilling by their owners. 

Chairman Hector Taylor said: “Having a ready supply of containers for filling is clearly an important part of ensuring that brewers and gas suppliers can be confident that there is enough supply of product for sale. The work that we do assists this as well as keeping costs down for the entire industry, right through to the consumer.  Repatriation of containers that are outside of the normal supply chain, or which have been abandoned is a particularly important role for Keg Watch and everyone's help in identifying and indeed reporting these containers is vital. We can then ensure that they are speedily returned to where they belong.“

The association ask that If anyone is in the possession of any empty containers that they are having difficulty in returning to their owner, or if they become aware of any abandoned containers, then could they please call Keg Watch immediately on 0808 100 1945, or message the organisation on Twitter @keg_watch

ENDS

Media contact – Alison Wileman alison@alisonwileman.co.uk 07981 300531

About Keg Watch
Keg Watch is a trade association working with the mainland UK’s beer and cider industry helping to maintain the prompt recovery of casks, kegs and dispense gas cylinders for refilling by their owners.  Having a ready supply of containers for filling is clearly an important part of maintaining supplies of product for sale and keeping costs down.  Repatriation of containers that are outside of the normal supply chain, or which have been abandoned is a particularly important role for Keg Watch and everyone’s help in identifying these containers is vital. If you have any empty containers that you are having difficulty in returning to their owner, or become aware of any abandoned containers, then please call Keg Watch immediately on 0808 100 1945 or message us on Twitter @keg_watch

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