Mobile Bar Hire’s very own apprentice, William Malingan, has been awarded by London based NVQ provider JUST IT the title of ‘Apprentice of the Month’ for May. Mobile Bar Hire is an esteemed business, and has been a long supporter of young adults gaining experience and qualifications through these schemes, they have displayed their support by employing a range of apprentices throughout the years. The portable bar providers apprentices have been working towards NVQ’s in Business Admin and Digital Marketing.

Mobile Bar Hire apprentice William Malingan gained his award for ‘Apprentice of the Month’ with strong support from the Mobile Bar Hire team. William commented “Mobile Bar Hire is wonderful place to work. I have gained a lot of experience and created strong work relationships, I look forward with eagerness to completing the remaining duration of my apprenticeship with the company.”  The apprentice is very keen on continuing his apprenticeship with Mobile Bar Hire and receiving his qualification at the start of 2017.

Mobile Bar Hire apprentice Will won Apprentice of the Month for May.
Mobile Bar Hire apprentice Will won Apprentice of the Month for May.

Mobile Bar Hire Director Avtar Sandhu MBE said “we are passionate about helping young men and women climb onto the first step of the career ladder and aim to help them in any aspect of their lives. The young team members are constantly bringing fresh ideas to the table and are a real driving force behind the company.”

Mobile Bar Hire will continue to support apprenticeships and the company is looking forward to taking on more apprentices in the future.

Do you know anyone who is looking to undertake an apprenticeship or who has received a similar award? Please let us know.

SodaStream, the Israeli based company known for its products allowing you to create your own sodas and carbonated water, have announced that they are set to provide a brand new product allowing people to create their own beer.

The announcement from SodaStream was that they would be releasing a product called “Beer Bar”. Beer Bar is set to revolutionise the craft beer scene by allowing you to create your own beers at home in a similar way to how their current products allow you to create your own soda’s – by adding concentrate to carbonated water. The concentrate that are being created for this product are a new brand of concentrate called “blondie” and is 4.5% ABV.

Beer Bar was designed to revolutionise the whole home brew process and it would be as simple as step one, add water; step two add carbonation; step three add concentrate. However you could add further steps after the third step to create your own brew for example adding some honey for a sweeter honey infused beverage. The SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum has however come out and been quoted as saying “We are excited to launch a brand dedicated to serving the global growing trend of home crafted beer. Our core carbonation technology and distribution infrastructure provide a great platform for us to extend our business into this emerging category, and we choose to do so with a dedicated beer brand”.

SodaStream have launched their new concentrate 'blondie'
SodaStream have launched their new concentrate ‘blondie’

Now you’ll be surprised to know that this is not SodaStream’s first foray into the alcoholic beverage market as they have also released a Product previously called “SodaStream Mix” which creates carbonated cocktails. The only drawback for us here in the United Kingdom is that we will have to wait until later this year or early next year to get our hands on the product commercially as it’s only available in Germany and Switzerland at this moment in time.

So what do you the reader think about SodaStream and their Beer bar? Let us know here.

The American beer Budweiser has won a bid to change their name to America. The Budweiser company is owned by AB InBev, which is a Belgian beverage conglomerate. The company aims to capitalise on three main points that are upcoming in American life; politics, sports, and US holidays.

Budweiser is aiming the name change towards patriotic citizens during the Presidential Election, the Olympics, July 4th, Labour Day and Memorial Day. It is said that Independence Day is also a crucial point for the America beer, as it would be a great addition to the fireworks and barbeque. July 4th is said to be the holiday where the highest amount of beer is consumed in America.

The name change will be accompanied by a TV ad campaign that will be running throughout the summer of 2016, it will debut on the 1st of June with the title ‘America is in your hands’. The name change won’t be permanent but will last from the 23rd of May to around November, which will be a majority of the rest of the year.

Along with the Name ‘America’, the can will also be designed differently – it will consist of mostly silver and white, with the writing to be in Royal Navy Blue. Beneath the name would be a small group of lettering saying “Liberty And Justice For All”, and also “This Land Was Made for You”.

Budweiser to change name on packaging to America in the US this summer.
Budweiser to change name on packaging to America in the US this summer.

Even though the name ‘Budweiser’ has changed its name to ‘America’ for the US population, many citizens have criticised it due to Budweiser being owned by non-American companies.

Many have also tweeted about how the name change is just an exploitation of upcoming events and holidays so that Budweiser can increase their sales.

What do you think of the beer ‘America’, and does it change your opinion about Budweiser? Tell us about your thoughts here.

Last week local company Mobile Bar Hire Ltd based in Dartford and Crayford carried out their first ever full bar service in Paris. The service included the company providing bar counters, fridges, stock, staff and till systems for the EU Search Awards diner in the heart of Paris.

Organised by a UK based company in Oldham, the 500 guests expected a full bar service as they arrived at the venue. The Mobile Bar Hire team in the company’s offices went through every little detail including transport, licensing, payments in Euro’s etc – the event was a success and the clients in the UK and in Paris were ‘overwhelmed by the professionalism and attention to detail shown by the team at Mobile Bar Hire’.

Mobile Bar Hire have worked in Paris on several occasions.
Mobile Bar Hire have worked in Paris on several occasions.

However, this has now put company director’s Avtar and Ragbhir Sandhu in a predicament – Are we better off in or out of Europe?

Ragbhir Sandhu said “Having carried out many events in Europe already (but not of this scale) this one is the one that sticks out the most; simply due to all of the factors which had to come together in order for our participation in the event to be a success. If we are out of Europe this will obviously become more and more complex, does this mean we should stay in Europe for the sake of doing business? Having looked at the various pro’s and con’s regarding the Europe issue its confusing as to which way people should vote. As a business I guess it’s best to be in Europe but as an individual it’s probably better to be out – confusing!”

Were you with Mobile Bar Hire at the EU Search Awards or are you looking to be part of it next year? Let us know here.

London’s pop-up scene was able to experience a great temporary bar, where some might have found the service a little unusual. The reason behind this is drinks were served by man’s furry best friend, the pawesome dog. Some may say that it sounds barking mad but this is no howling lie, because on the date of May the 6th 2016, people were able to receive beverages by pup service to their tables, and the Dog Waiters have delivered an excellent service.

Bar D’Alsace-tian employed a group of well-trained pups to become Dog Waiters, they were equipped with custom made harnesses which has a small barrel replica attachment – the barrel was used to hold the Kronenbourg bottles that were given to visitors of the venue and all of it was of no charge. Each table had received two complimentary Kronenbourg 1664 bottles, with a side of delicious in house made bread and cheese. Many people were wagging their tails in excitement to go, and those who attended were able to have an experience of a lifetime.

Dog waiters served bottles of Kronenbourg 1664
Dog waiters served bottles of Kronenbourg 1664

The whole setup of Dog Waiters serving guests beer came to life due to the idea from the brand director of Kronenbourg 1664, Ifeoma Dozie. Dozie has been known for having such creative ideas, he has been quoted to have said “We are absolutely delighted to be opening our doors on the world’s first bar staffed by dogs. It provides customers with a truly unique experience and is the ideal way for us to bring the ‘Alsace-tians’ to Kronenbourg 1664 lovers all over”

Bar D’Alsace-tian was open for visitors on Friday May 6th between 6.30pm and had closed at 8.30pm. But to attend the venue, people had to first make a reservation at Unlucky for those who wish to take part and get served by Dog Waiters by just walking in, as entry would have been denied to them.

What do you think of the canine service, and did you take part in the experience? Tell us what you think here of Dog Waiters.

A new television miniseries is to start on the popular American broadcasting network ABC. ABC is owned by the Disney-ABC Television Group and is set to show the series Guilt. The television miniseries producers approached the Kent based business Mobile Bar Hire Ltd so that they could collaborate together. Mobile Bar Hire supplied the show with a curved LED bar, which will be featured in the final cut of the series. Mobile Bar Hire also supplied a range of other props such as dummy bottles and drinks.

Mobile Bar Hire delivered the bar counter to be used in the series to a filming location in London and it will be depicted in a bar/club scene.

The television miniseries, Guilt, is based on the story of Amanda Knox and the murder of Meredith Kercher. The story line will include the lead up to the trial of Amanda Knox and the complications and effects of events that occurred with the Justice System.

Mobile Bar Hire Ltd's bar for Guilt
Mobile Bar Hire Ltd’s bar for Guilt

The miniseries Guilt will have a very talented cast such as Billy Zane (Titanic, Dead Calm, Tombstone), Emily Tremaine (Wolf of Wall street, Self/Less), and Daisy Head (The Last Seven, The Fallen), the collection of such a cast will build up a great excitement and anticipation for the start of the episodes.  

The Guilt series is set to debut on the month of June 2016, with the first episode being ordered back in June 2015 and then being picked up in November 2015 by series creators Kathryn Price and Nichole Millard. The show is in the final stages of production and will debut on Freeform, which is a sub sector television broadcasting provider on cable and satellite that is owned by the Disney-ABC Television Group. Many say that the show will be an interesting thing to watch, with many critics wondering how they will portray the story.

What do you think of the involvement of Mobile Bar Hire with the television miniseries Guilt? and does the mini-series sound enticing enough to make you want to watch it?

A brand new company is set to enter the our industry. Whilst many mobile bar companies offer the hire of counters to clients, Bar Builder can produce custom bars for purchase for venues such pubs, restaurants, clubs and any other type of venue that requires a custom bar.

An energetic and dynamic company that is based in the south-east region of England, Bar Builder specialise in the creation of custom bar counters that suit the taste of each individual client. The new company posses many years of experience in the field of design and craft, which gives the skills of each creation being built to sturdiness and long lasting continuation.

Bar Builder has vowed to devote themselves in creating unique bars that will fit the specification of the client. The Bar Builder team will come to the venue for survey and planning so that the custom bar counter that has been requested can be tailored to the environment that it will be placed in – this will optimise the look and atmosphere that the bar will add to the venue.

The bar counter designs are also available for personal use and can be fitted in homes; it would be a great choice for sharing moments with close companions and being the life of the party during celebrations and festivities.

Bar Builder have created bars like this for a range of clients.
Bar Builder have created bars like this for a range of clients.

Bar Builder is able to construct bar counters of unique designs, such as LED bars, Tiki bars, Chesterfield bars, Island Bars, and Branded bars. Each bar counter is also available with a back bar where the storage of bottles and glasses is possible, maybe even displaying a collection of spirits and beer.  

Whatever the heart desires, Bar Builder will be able to collaborate with each individual client to create a unique, perfect and magnificent bar counter.

Tell us what you think of Bar Builder and do you desire a custom bar counter of your own?

A brand new craft lager is due to hit the market this May when Beerdsman Beer unveil the first brew of their range – Beerdsman Lager. The lager, based on a pilsner style, has proven a hit through initial testing with both those in the industry and market research.

Brewed in Staffordshire, Beerdsman Lager utilises the taste of Magnum and Tettnang hops to provide a crisp, well finished pilsner style brew. With a sweet, biscuit malt aroma, the taste is slightly spicy with a lingering bitter finish on the palate which makes it the ideal match for spicy, complex foods as well as mature cheese.

Beerdsman Beer have stated that their lager is to be enjoyed by a large demographic – male and female, young and old and will bring lovers of beer together.

Beerdsman Lager will be available in both 330ml bottles and 5 litre mini beer kegs. The 5 litre mini beer kegs are set to be popular for those looking for draught lager for private use. Whether at parties or get togethers, the mini keg version of the lager needs no dispensing equipment as it comes with its own tap.

The craft beer market in the UK is climbing at a rate which has many of the multi-national breweries trying to grab a slice of the action. This growth in the craft beer market, however, also gives confidence to smaller producers such as Beerdsman that their product can make it in a saturated market.

The final bottle design for Beerdsman Lager will be unveiled in May
The final bottle design for Beerdsman Lager will be unveiled in May

Consumers no longer want the cheapest option available to them, they are looking for quality in style, appearance and taste and are looking to experiment with new flavours.

Speaking on behalf of Beerdsman, Stephen Barrett said, ‘we are really excited to launch Beerdsman Lager in May. It is something we have had in the pipeline for a while and are now ready to go with it and push our product into the market. Its tasting great and we are confident the mini beer kegs available will have people talking.’

Are you looking for a stockist of Beerdsman or want more info? Let us know here.

Creators of the famous chain of Social Bite sandwich and coffee shops have created Brewgooder Clean Water Lager – a beer which will see 100% of its profits going to charity. Alan Mahon and Josh Littlejohn set up their Social Bite sites throughout Scotland and shot to fame when they were paid a visit by George Clooney in 2015.

Mahon and Littlejohn came up with the idea of Brewgooder whilst in a pub and have teamed up with craft beer punks Brewdog to create a ‘Clean water lager’ which was officially launched on World Water Day. Whilst Brewgooder in on sale on draught in all of Brewdog’s UK bars, Mahon and Littlejohn have also started a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to fund their first 200,000 cans.

By offering Brewegooder in cans, the beer can be served not just in Brewdog bars but in a range of pubs and supermarkets with the potential market growing exponentially. Brewdog’s website states that the beer is a 4.9% beer hopped with Saaz and Sorachi Ace. The barley and wheat used within the brewing process mean it has an incredibly fresh finish and Brewdog will also produce the beer at zero-margin.

Brewgooder creators Alan Mahon and Josh Littlejohn
Brewgooder creators Alan Mahon and Josh Littlejohn

Brewgooder looks to combat the problem of 650 million people not having access to clean drinking water and the 1400 children who die each day due to water borne diseases.  Those looking to back the idea via crowd funding can do so in sums from £5 to £50 with special perks such as cans of the first batch brewed and limited edition prints.

What do you think of Brewgooder Clean Water Lager? Do you think it will make an impact on the worldwide problem and will you be looking to invest? Let us know here.

In recent times the number of SME’s tackling big markets have increased as passionate businessmen and women turn their dreams into reality. However, it is not always as easy as it seems with a large number of start-ups failing within their first year.Today’s Budget released by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne outlined a range of points set to try and help these businesses. One organisation which is likely to be affected by the Budget is local events industry leader Mobile Bar Hire Ltd.

The hospitality providers have been helped by the freeze in beer, cider and spirits duty which will see their prices also freeze. Also set to help the firm add to their already established business is the reduction in corporation tax from 20% to 17% by 2020. Being one of the largest expenses to any SME, corporation tax reductions is set to help millions of organisations throughout the UK.

Mobile Bar Hire’s fleet of vehicles will see their petrol prices staying consistent as George Osbourne also announced as freeze on fuel duty. This will help the business reach its customers not just in the UK but further afield in Europe.

George Osborne announced a freeze on beer duty in the Budget.
George Osborne announced a freeze on beer duty in the Budget.

The much discussed sugar tax was announced and will see charges being calculated depending on the amount of sugar in the drinks with pure fruit juice and milk based drinks being exempt. Whilst the tax is welcomed by the industry amid health concerns, its impact will not be seen for a while.

Mobile Bar Hire Director Av Sandhu said, ‘it is great that the government are looking to help businesses in the hospitality sector which is an industry in decline.  The corporation tax rate reduction is also another key factor which gives us confidence to push forward with our plans. Being an employer of apprentices already, we will look to hopefully employ more staff members from the local Borough of Bexley to boost the local economy.’

What do you think about the Budget freezing beer duty? Let us know here.