Island Records

Best served with Music


Fact: The Island Records Session IPA was the world’s first ‘shazamable’ beer can!

Island Records is responsible for the careers of some of the biggest stars in music including Bob Marley, U2, Amy Winehouse, Roxy Music, Pulp, PJ Harvey, Portishead, Florence + the Machine, Ben Howard, Bombay Bicycle Club, Jessie J, Dizzee Rascal, Mumford + Sons and Disclosure.

Boutique Bar Brands were approached to work with Island Records in 2015 and tasked with helping the label scale up their initial trial beer. After finding the ideal commercial brewery partner (Two Tribes) Boutique Bar Brands played an integral part in the early stages of conception, brand development and lunched the product at Craft Beer Rising in February 2016.

BBB successfully seeded the IRSIPA into the market in early 2016. By the Summer of 2016 BBB had secured IRSIPA national availability via three Southern wholesalers, two Northern wholesalers and a wholesaler in Scotland.  Once BBB achieved a listing in the UK’s biggest wholesaler the sales really began to grow exponentially.

Alongside being listed in some of the finest craft beer establishments BBB successfully positioned the beer into chain outlets such as Fullers Pub Group, Turtle Bay, Patty & Bun, The Rum Kitchen, Bird Restaurants, Porky’s and The Restaurant Group.

If you would like more detailed information on how BBB grew Island Records beers into one of the trendiest and most popular craft beers in the UK then please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.  


Session IPA

A laid back, session-strength IPA bursting with juicy hop aromas and flavours of citrus and tropical fruits. Celebrating the artists and legacy of the legendary Island Records.

By using Pacifica, El Dorado, Citra and Sorachi Ace hops The Island Records Session IPA is a perfect example of the style.

4.5% ABV
330ml cans & 30L kegs

Jamaica Porter

Rich, dark chocolate with minimal roastiness quickly turns to creamy coconut and smooth vanilla milkshake with a lingering, spicy rum finish. The alcohol is barely perceptible and each sip slips down oh so smoothly – this is a beer that you could easily drink all night.

6.5% ABV
330ml cans & 30L kegs