We are the only exporter and importer to ship small business craft beverages between the United Kingdom and North America.


Buy our beer for your venue, whether it’s a store, bar, restaurant, festival or any size event.


We promote your brand within the UK through our distribution network, special events and online.


Consumers can purchase directly through our E-Commerce platform.


  • Early Summer 2019

    World of Beer

    Mikey visited Columbus, Ohio mutiple times during 2019. He was impressed with the amount of taprooms offering beer from so many local breweries, which was something not seen in the UK.

  • Late Summer 2019

    Return to America

    After several return trips, the idea was born: Bring this beer adventure to the rest of the world, and share craft beer from the USA and Canada.

  • October 2019


    The Craft Guys Trading Company was formed in the UK.

  • November 2020

    First Shipment

    The first shipment of beer from the Back Forty Beer Company out of Gadsden, Alabama was sent to the UK.

  • May 2021

    American Founding

    The Craft Guys Trading Company was formed in the US.

  • 2021


    The first shipment from Canada was sent to the UK expanding on the company's product portfolio and offering some of the finest beers Ontario has to offer.

  • 2022

    Western Canada

    First Shipment from Western Canada hits the UK offering even more unique beers from over a dozen breweries

  • Cheers
    To The


Mike Shemeld

Founder & CEO

Mikey became hooked on craft beer after his initial trip to Columbus and from then has aspired to find the finest craft beers possible across North America & Canada. His passion to share what he finds with other craft beer enthusiasts is what drives him to keep hunting for the best the world has to offer.
He is partial to a good IPA & Imperial Stouts. If you see him in a bar somewhere in the world go and say hi, he is happy to chat to anyone who has a passion for good beers.

Jason Cooper

President North America Operations

Cooper is where the North America Development happens. From Ohio, Cooper is an advocate of good craft beer and likes most styles, but his firm favorite is a New England IPA and all things hazy. Well, we all can’t be perfect I guess.

Laura Eft

North America Buying Representative

Laura is a momma and a beer lover with a passion for discovering the best beers out there. U.S. craft beer and spirits are more than just our favorite drinks, they are the product of an authentic and passionate community. Her years of management and restaurant experience lead her here and she is incredibly proud to be part of this community. Her palate is rather eclectic, but loves New England IPAs and sour beers.