A new blow for our sector.
After 2 years of Covid and with the high season approaching, the war in Ukraine and the sanctions are triggering a sharp rise in raw material and energy prices.
We are concerned about the inflation of glass, paper, cardboard and energy costs. We are seeing an unprecedented increase in the price of grain. Regarding energy, the 400 solar panels installed on the roofs of the brewery produce 100 MWh of electricity per year, which covers 25% of our consumption. But this is totally insufficient to compensate for the explosion in energy prices.
But we are looking to the future. And despite this difficult context, we have decided to continue our investments.
In March, we replaced our fermentation tanks. The 6 old tanks were built in the 1970s. The new ones will allow us to obtain a better quality, but also a higher productivity.
And finally, we were happy to hear some good news. The Brasserie de Silly won two medals last March at the Lyon International Wine, Beer and Spirits Competition: a Gold medal for the Silly Triple Bio, and a Silver medal for the Silly Kriek.
So let’s quote the Buddha:
“Accept what is, let go of what was, trust in what will be”