Who we are

Boutique Bar Brands (BBB) are an industry leading drinks agency with a successful track record of working on some of the world’s biggest drinks brands. BBB pride themselves on treating each brand they work with diligence, sensitivity and positive enthusiasm. We only work on brands we feel a genuine connection with and this passion shines through in all aspects of our work.

1982

A proud moment for Phil (aged 4) has his first sip of Guinness.

1997

Phil entered the hospitality industry and years of running some of the best pubs and clubs in the UK followed, including the iconic White Horse Pub in Parsons Green, London.

2003

Don started his beer life working for a high end craft beer wholesaler, committing 8 years of service, several of which as Sales Manager with Belgian beer his area of expertise.

2010

Whilst working at Cave Direct Don was involved in launching Bellerose

2010-2012

Don meets Phil as he supplies beer to the bar that Phil runs (The Lowlander, Covent Garden) and the seed of an idea is formed over several goblets of dark Belgian beer. This develops over the next two years and, in 2012, Boutique Bar Brands is born.

We love working with BBB & have done so since 2013. They are always helping us keep ahead of the game with new products & advice.

Simon Brigg

Founder, Porky’s BBQ

2012

In 2012 newly formed BBB were asked by Fullers to help launch their new craft lager, Frontier. In doing so, BBB were the first external agency to ever work with this iconic brewery.

2013

Part of the team which developed the world’s first premium alcoholic ice tea.

2015

There are a few extra mouths to fee as Charlie (Beer Sommelier) and Lee (Spirits Expert) join the team.

2016

A big year for BBB… launching the world’s first shazamable beer can which won ‘most innovative marketing’ at the Beer Marketing Awards, alongside taking on our first spirit brands.

Boutique Bar Brands have great industry knowledge and passion for drinks.  They also have a good eye for new and innovative products and are a pleasure to work with.

Glyn Roberts

Senior Buyer, Ales By Mail

FEB

Launched the Island Records Session IPA beer on behalf of the legendary records label Island Records.

MAR

De Brabandere Brouwerij, Belgium’s 10th biggest brewery enlists BBB to launch their family brewery in the UK.

JUL

Bellerose is selected by Marks and Spencer’s for its new craft beer range which is now stocked in over 200 stores nationwide.

SEP

BBB and Island Records Session IPA picks up a gong for the most innovative beer marketing 2016 at Beer Marketing Awards for the IRSIPA shazamable can. beermarketingawards.co.uk

MEET THE TEAM

Don

Don

Co-founder

Mostly found in the office drawing up strategy documents, liaising with wholesalers and keeping the team in check. Key to his heart is a cheese sandwich.

Loves Belgian beer, the darker the better.

Phil

Phil

Co-founder

One of the most connected in the industry.  Often out in business meetings or running around on his telephone.  Ask him about walking his cat Arthur.

Usually drinking Thornbridge Jaipur, Bellerose or Harry Bromptons ice tea!

Charlie

Charlie

Business Development

Beer mule, marketing lead, chief copywriter, accredited beer sipper, agency liaison, events co-ordinator and everything in between.

Never far from an IPA or Amber Ale

Lee

Lee

Sales Director

The day does not begin until breakfast number three.  Usually juggling off trade sales, client reporting and heading up the spirits side of the business.

Favourite drink, Spanish gin and tonic (with the correct garnish!)

James

James

Telesales and Account Management

Salisbury satellite ‘office manager’ and struggling techie.  Putting many years of industry experience to good use.

Tipple of choice has to be pint of ale

George

George

Sales

Northern Powerhouse pounding the streets of Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds. Using his sales and account management skills to good effect.

Loves nothing better than a quality sour beer.