A POPULAR brewery has relaunched after closing last year.

Lost+Found A.BL was set up in 2015 by Simon Checkley and Chris Angelkov.

The Brighton-based company, which was “dedicated to innovation and experimentation” was a big hit and later moved to bigger premises in Horsham.

But after three years of trading it closed in August last year.

Now it is to be revived after forming a new partnership with Scottish beer discovery club Beer52.

It is hoped the new partnership will see the Sussex brewery return with an increased capacity and greater international reach.

Through this partnership, Lost+Found will have brewing access to Beer52’s capacity at the world-class De Proef Brewery in Belgium.

To celebrate the relaunch, Beer52 will send the brewery’s four core beers to its 60,000 members.

Simon Checkley, co-founder of Lost+Found, said: “This is a logical next step for us. It means we can produce large volumes at totally repeatable quality.

“We can now confidently talk to big outlets and pub chains and take the beer beyond where it’s been to date.”

His business partner Chris Angelkov said: “I think going forward, with the infrastructure we have in place, we can push it right out there.

“I’ve got some interesting concepts around recipes that we can now implement.

“Historically we have never been able to get enough through the brewery to supply everybody who wants it, which has limited our capacity on the experimental side, but that’s not a hurdle any more.”

James Brown, founder of Beer52 said: “Originally Lost+Found caught my eye because the design of the can was incredible.

“But the thing that impressed me most was the consistently high quality of the beer. I was gutted to hear the guys had hit a run of bad luck – the kind of external stuff that happens to small breweries every day – so I gave Chris Angelkov a call to see if there was anything we could do to help.”