Sonnet 43 Brew House has completed its first export delivery to Shanghai after the craft beer gained popularity in China.
The export deal, which saw all nine of the brewers range sent over, came after the Durham-based brewery’s beers gained exposure to wholesalers in China during the Northern Powerhouse UKTI trade mission to the FHC (Food and Hotel China) exhibition in Shanghai.
Brewery manager Alan Brown, said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for Sonnet 43. After six years in the brewing trade in the UK, we are now exploring our export options and are keen to venture east.
“There is a thirst for quality British beers in China and a big market for English products over there so we’re hopeful the beers will get a good reception and flourish.
“The outlook seems positive as we have already had enquires for sending more beer over.”