Jump Ship goes from strength to strength


Jump Ship Brewing, founded by Sonja Mitchell, is going from strength to strength with recent listings including Buzzworks, Bonnie & Wild and Fhior. The brand which was created by Sonja out of a love of beer and a horror of hangovers launched with Yardarm lager in December 2019 and subsequently won a Gold medal at the World Beer Awards.

The company now has a full-time brewer Pete Sharp, and the company has recently enlisted the support of Jenny Elliott, the drinks consultant, who is tasked with a further push into the Scottish premium on-trade market. Her first success is securing a listing for the brand at Buzzworks Scotts’ restaurants, all of which are beside the water.

Sonja’s next focus will be the build of her no-lo brewery just outside Edinburgh later this year. She says, “We want to do great things as well as brew great beers. We have committed 10% of profits to charity and brew our beers as sustainably as possible.”

The next beer to hit the shelves is a no-alcohol fruity summer sour.

Meanwhile, Sonja was a ‘Scottish Edge’ winner in December 2021  winning a share of the £1.5 million prize pot having been judged by a panel of Scottish business experts.

Category: Beer, Brand News
Tags: Jenny Elliott, Jump Ship Brewing, Pete Sharp, Sonja Mitchell