Our February charitable cause - in memory of Andy Pokorski

Andrzej (Andy) Pokorski was a loyal regular and a favourite customer at HB&B, particularly at our Deptford shop, where he was one of the first through the doors when we first opened the store in 2018. We could always rely on Andy to let us know about the latest hype beers and his opinions about them, both in store and via his Instagram - in fact, his ratings of "potential BOTY [beer of the year]" and "BOTY contender!" have become part of the HB&B lexicon.

We were shocked and immensely saddened to learn last month that Andy had passed away unexpectedly on December 18 2021, at the tragically young age of 43, leaving behind his wife, Marta, and the three children he adored, Hugo (9), Stella (7) and Felix (4).

We all wanted to do whatever we could help and asked Marta if we could make Andy's GoFundMe our charitable cause of the month. All funds raised via your donations using the slider at the web shop checkout will be donated directly to Andy's GoFundMe to support his family, and of course HB&B will be adding our own donation on top, both from the business and on behalf of the team, who had the pleasure to serve Andy for so many years. We will all miss him very much.