We are pleased to announce the line-up for our next London Brewers’ Market at Old Spitalfields Market! Here are the London breweries who are serving up their fantastic brews on Saturday, the 26th of November:
The Five Points Brewing Company
The Five Points Brewing Company is an independent brewery based in a Victorian railway arch in Hackney, and are the organisers of London Brewers’ Market. Since March 2013, they have been brewing beer that is unfiltered, unpasteurised and full of flavour – the sort of beer they enjoy drinking and hope you enjoy drinking, too. Founded by director Ed Mason and head brewer Greg Hobbs, The Five Points became the first UK brewery to be a Living Wage Employer in January 2014.
40FT Brewery opened its doors on 1st May 2015 in a disused car park in Dalston, East London. The brew house and tap room are built in repurposed 40 foot shipping containers (from which they take their brewery name from) with a tap room open each weekend, 5-11pm, Friday and Saturday. Keep an eye out for regular events and shenanigans at the 40FT tap room!
Founded in 2012 at Dukes Brew & Que in De Beauvoir Town, Hackney and brewing out of Tottenham Hale since 2014, Beavertown are driven by their passion for innovation and quality. They are dedicated to brewing beers that create an experience and they crave big flavours and character in every brew. Their core range exemplifies their commitment to consistency and excellence whilst their Alpha, Seasonal and Tempus Project show Beavertown’s creative and innovative approach.
Brew By Numbers
Brew By Numbers focuses on flavour, balance and drinkability, across an extensive catalogue of styles and recipes in their brewery in Bermondsey. They’ve been creating beer with well-selected ingredients since 2011 and brewing in their railway arch since the end of 2012. Brew By Numbers are known for making some of the most talked-about beer in the country, so check out their stall at the London Brewers’ Market.
Canopy Beer Co
“We’re straight talking, and so is our beer. We make beer that we like drinking, and we hope you like it too.” Canopy Beer Co produce good quality, small batch beer with flavour and character at their microbrewery in a railway arch in Herne Hill. Check in to their brewery taproom, open Wednesdays through Sundays, just a short distance away from Brockwell Park.
Clarkshaws are a small independent microbrewery in Brixton. Their beers are created with a blend of innovation, hard work, and the finest ingredients, resulting in contemporary takes on classic British beer styles. They use only ingredients sourced from the UK, supporting local producers and reducing the ‘beer miles’ their products. They are London’s first micro to produce all Vegetarian Society accredited products and their beers are vegan too. Clarkshaws’ bottled lager won the SIBA SE Independent Beer Awards 2016 Premium Lager & Pilsner Bronze Medal; and thier pale ale won the Urban Food Awards Best London Beer 2015.
Born on the banks of the river River Lea in 2012 CRATE Brewery is firmly ensconced in London’s craft beer firmament. CRATE spent its first years concentrating on the creation of a quality core range of beers that are reliably delicious and always available to their wholesale customers and visitors to their buzzing riverside bar and pizzeria in Hackney Wick. More recently their focus is on giving their growing team of brewers a free hand in the creation of their ‘Brewer’s Tap’ range of small batch one-off beers to amaze and delight old and new fans of CRATE Brewery.
Earth Ale Brewery
At Earth Ale Brewery, they focus on using foraged ingredients in their flavourful beers, producing creative beer that pairs perfectly with food at their regular dining events.Eco-friendly, Artisanal, Rural, Terroir, and Health–all these terms make up the acronym “EARTH” in the Balham brewery’s name. Visit their stall at London Brewers’ Market to try their Dandelion Stout and Lemon Verbena Pale Ale.
East London Brewing Company
Leyton’s East London Brewing Company have been crafting a fantastic array of high-quality British ales since February 2011. Started by Claire and Stu, a superb wife and husband team, ELB’s beers have been a welcome fixture on the bars of East London and beyond. It’s definitely the season for their epic Oatmeal Stout, so don’t miss it at the Market!
Fuller’s Griffin Brewery should need no introduction. This family-owned brewery nestled in the neighbourhood of Chiswick dates from 1828 and has been brewing ales and lagers throughout over 160 years. In the age of a brewing revival in The Big Smoke, Fuller’s remains relevant with a considered variety of beers that appeal to Londoners as well as the many people who visit the city.
Gipsy Hill Brewing Company
The masterminds behind Gipsy Hill Brewing Company focus on big flavour, creating unfilitered, unfined, natural beer. They keep their core range of brews under 5%, keeping them as “a conversational beer” for everyday occasions. Be sure to check out their spankin’ newly reopened pub, The Douglas Fir, near Crystal Palace for more great beers after the London Brewers’ Market.
Howling Hops brew an ever changing range of characterful, uncompromising, and generously hopped beers with bags of flavour. The brewery originally began life in the basement of The Cock Tavern, a glorious pub known for great beer. Now brewing in Hackney Wick in a former warehouse space, Howling Hops is a destination among craft beer connoisseurs for their excellent beer as dispensed from the UK’s first dedicated tank bar.
Located in the hustle and bustle of East London, Husk is a small, independent brewery founded by homebrewers form the hospitality industry who could no longer fit their brewing in their one bedroom flat. Now based in Docklands, they are brewing with quality ingredients to create flavourful, balanced beer “for your chill time.” Their beers come in cask, keg and bottle conditioned ales.
Kew Brewery is an award-winning microbrewery less than a mile from, and inspired by, the world-famous gardens at Kew. They brew our great tasting beers sustainably, using only English malt and hops to keep their food miles down, with a few ‘botanical’ twists. “We’re on a mission to ‘re-hab’ English hops!” All their beers are unfined and vegan-friendly (except their chocolate milk stout). 5p from every pint of their beer sold is donated to the World Land Trust, saving rainforest and threatened habitats around the globe – each pint bought saves 21sq ft of rainforest!
Laine Brew Lab
Laine Brew Lab is an experimental, small batch brewery based at the People’s Park Tavern in Victoria Park, Hackney. The team behind Laine Brew Lab are hard at work producing an interesting series of outrageously good beer in cask, keg, and bottle. This is their first time at London Brewers’ Market, so pop by their stall for a taste of something new!
London Beer Lab
London Beer Lab was established in 2012 to offer brewing workshops to craft beer enthusiasts in London. Since inception, thousands have got to grips with mashing, sparging and hopping at their Brixton premises. Commercial brewing started in earnest summer 2015, rated in Untappd as one of the top 30 English breweries since early 2016 with further expansion plans afoot for early 2017 in Loughborough Junction. As the UK’s first open source brewery their recipes are on the label to help others recreate and experiment with. Vouchers for the workshops make excellent gifts, and will be available to buy on the day, or can otherwise be purchased online.
Since 2011, Moncada Brewery have been brewing naturally, brewing with passion and brewing with friends. Moncada are known for their range of beers which are unfined, keeping the beer simple and real. They create true local flavour, from the heart of West London. Visit their bar above their Notting Hill brewery on Thursdays and Fridays to enjoy the fruits of their fine labour.
Old Hands is a range of ever changing new brews from the talented Twickenham Fine Ales, London’s oldest micro-brewery, founded in 2004. Old Hands have developed a wonderful range of exciting brews on keg, including a Coconut Porter, Rauch Bier and a Strawberry Saison, which have been tremendously well-received around many fine pubs in the capital.
Orbit Beers are based in wonderful Walworth, just south of Elephant & Castle, and specialise in European style beers, especially those hailing from the German tradition. Try their excellent kölsch (Nico) or altbier (Neu) and have a chat about how their beers are all named with musical references-appropriate for appearing alongside Independent Label Market! Keep an eye out for any of their White Label Series brews, which are special one-off batches that explore more experimental sides of brewing.
The Redchurch Brewery
Gary Ward started The Redchurch Brewery in his flat on Redchurch Street as a hobby when he was a solicitor. With his business savvy and passion for brewing, he quit his job and put everything on the line to get a railway arch for a brewery on Poyser Street. Six years later, and Redchurch has a second brewery in Harlow for a core range of ales, lagers, and stouts, and is still brewing in two arches on Poyser Street, using this original small site for barrel ageing, sours, and experimental beers, a project called Urban Farmhouse.
Redemption Brewing Company
Redemption Brewing Company has been brewing its popular beer in the heart of Tottenham since 2010. It is widely recognised as one of the founding fathers of today’s vibrant London brewing scene. Capacity has dramatically increased this year, with the expansion of a bespoke 30 barrel brew kit and launch of a purpose built Taproom overlooking the Brewhouse – perfect for enjoying a pint, while watching the brewers at work! The beer range now includes the eagerly anticipated Big Chief in keg, alongside a core cask range including Trinity (3%) light ale and Hopspur (4.5%) amber ale.
Sambrook’s Brewery was founded by Duncan Sambrook in Battersea in August 2008, making the brewery among the first in the new wave of craft brewers in London. Sambrook’s brew a range of uncompromising, flavoursome cask, keg and bottled beer with a focus on British led flavours in Battersea. Their flagship beer, popular on the taps of many pubs throughout London, is Wandle, named after their local river in Wandsworth.
Like a lot of good ideas, the concept of Signature Brew was born in a pub when two cousins, tired of drinking mediocre overpriced lager in music venues decided change needed to be brought. In 2011, with a little help from some internationally renowned bands and musicians Sam and Tom started delivering on their commitment to get good beer into the hands of gig goers. Fast forward 5 years and their vision lives on through Signature Brews core range of music inspired beers and their regular collaborations.
Solvay Society takes inspiration from the The Solvay Conferences that brought together the greatest minds in physics and chemistry in the heart of Brussels, leading to some of the most fundamental discoveries of our time. Founded in 2014 by homebrewers Roman, a physicist, and JP, an engineer, Solvay Society are interpreting Belgian style beers with a modern twist.
Southwark Brewing Co.
Founded by brewing industry veteran Peter Jackson, Southwark Brewing Co. are a cask-focused craft brewery along the Bermondsey Beer Mile, just by Tower Bridge. Southwark are bringing modern recipes to life in cask using a plethora of the finest ingredients, and their new brand Big Bear introduces key keg beers to their portfolio of brews.
Three Sods Brewery
Creating craft ale in the cosy confines of Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Three Sods Brewery pride themselves on staying true to real ale cask production and at the same time incorporating new age flavours and punchy, satisfying tastes. Made up of three friends who have been brewing lovely beers since January 2015, the gang are very much a part of the East London community–donating their spent grain to Stepney City Farm to feed their pigs and chickens. Pop into their tap room, the Workers Arms for a chat and a brew.
We are thrilled to announce two special stalls joining us in the beer garden!
The first is a mini Mason & Company bar serving up some London Brewers’ Market favourites on rotation! Find some brilliant beers on pour from them in the beer garden, as well as at their home in Here East in Hackney Wick–a great spot to head to after the London Brewers’ Market for more brews from London and elsewhere (the 388 takes you straight to Here East from Liverpool Street Station or Shoreditch High Street Station).
The second is our friends at Cleaver & Keg who will provide some snackage in the form of meaty morsels to go alongside the brilliant beers on offer. The meat is 100% British sourced and aimed to be paired with beer, so pick up a packet or three to enjoy on the day or take some home to enjoy during the holidays!
We can’t wait to see you in the beer garden at Old Spitalfields Market! We’ll be alongside Independent Label Market, who will be providing some great tunes for the day. Both markets will be open from 11am until 6:30pm, but be sure to head in early to get the most out of the day! If you’re on Facebook, RSVP to our London Brewers’ Market event to get it in the diary and keep up with the latest info!