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2020 - a positive round-up!

2020, the year that had such a massive impact on all of our lives. As a company, we have been challenged, made to adjust, and we even closed the doors to our much-loved venues. Yet in all of the uncertainty, there were lots of positive moments and achievements across the business that we should all be proud of.

That's why I have decided to put together a positive round-up for all of the amazing staff at True North to look back at. (We have to celebrate the mini-milestones at a time like this).

Here are 34 successes of 2020.

  1. Three True North babies were born! We said hello to Felix, Reggie, and Grace.

  2. Our loyal customers went mad searching for the golden pie.

  3. In Spring, Sheffield Dry Gin Hops & Honey returned.

  4. True North at Home; our collection and delivery service launched to give customers a taste of True North Brew Co. at home.

  5. Dean and Alex made our own hand sanitiser with a World Health Organisation recommended formula.

  6. We welcomed new additions to the sales team as Emma, Lucy and Jay joined Larna and Laura.

  7. The Old House collaborated with Henderson's Relish on a new food and cocktail menu.

  8. The York celebrated their 10th birthday!

  9. A brand-new limited-edition gin flavour was made for the summer - Lemon & cucumber.

  10. Dean brought back Stones to Sheffield with the traditional cask recipe. Stooooones.

  11. Kid Acne collaborated with us on a limited-edition bottle of Henderson's Relish.

  12. Ian joined us as Finance Manager.

  13. We launched an 'order to table' app with Kobas.

  14. Dean made a 6% orange black IPA, called Relish.

  15. Forum Kitchen + Bar had a snazzy interior renovation.

  16. Lauren became the new General Manager at The York.

  17. Sheffield Dry Gin, Strawberry & Black Pepper joined the core range.

  18. Tom made True North cocktails with many delicious flavours.

  19. Riverside Kelham had an epic 80's 'socially distanced' party for the launch of Stones.

  20. Mike came back as Head Chef at The Blue Stoops.

  21. Blue Moon Beer brought new pool table cloths to The Common Room.

  22. Sheffield Dry Gin Virtual Masterclass came to life on zoom.

  23. The Punch Bowl had a new terrace built, complete with festoon lights and plenty of outdoor seating.

  24. Yorkshire puddings became an Instagram feature on a Sunday.

  25. Mason launched his clothing brand, Speni.

  26. Personalised Gin labels meant that we could write a special message to our loved ones on a bottle of Sheffield Dry Gin.

  27. We were in the local, regional, and national press for EOTHO, Stones, and The Old House x Hendo's collab.

  28. Mike, Isla, and Caelan teamed up as 'The Helpful Chef' to feed the homeless and vulnerable.

  29. That photo of a socially distanced Sunday roast at Riverside Kelham had us all smiling.

  30. Sheffield Pilsner was available to buy in a handy mini keg.

  31. Nordic Berries and Spiced Fig & Victoria Plum flavoured gins were released for Christmas.

  32. The True North Store opened in Unit 17 at The Forum Shops.

  33. We were in a book! A little book all about Sheffield independents.

  34. Almost 300 people had a True North Christmas dinner at home.

True Northerners, give yourselves a pat on the back and raise a glass to a much better 2021.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year,


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