On Saturday, November 25th, the London Brewers’ Market returns to the iconic Old Spitalfields Market in partnership with the Independent Label Market. With a line-up of over 20 London breweries, this is an event not to be missed. To mark this occasion, we’re unrolling a new Market Spotlight feature to shine a light on newcomers and on what beers to look out for on the day. You might be familiar with some of the seasoned contributors to the London Brewers’ Market, but don’t forget to visit the stalls of some of the newest breweries in London.
A fresh addition to the London brewing scene, Leyton’s Neckstamper Brewing was born when founder and head brewer, Adam Jefferies, decided to pursue a more fulfilling career. With a background in engineering – and coming from a family of engineers – Adam worked with Formula 1 on the MacLaren racing team and in banking in The City. He was also an avid homebrewer and, in 2015, decided to delve in headfirst into the London beer industry. In late 2016, he celebrated his first commercial brew, which went on sale in early 2017.
The name of the brewery comes from Adam’s love of the history of brewing in Britain – Neckstamper is a nod to this, being the name was given to the pot boys in ale houses in the 1700s. Neck stampers collected empty bottles and tankards from private homes (and were often seen stamping around with their wares strung from their necks!)
For the London Brewers’ Market, Neckstamper will be bringing along their two core beers, Moon Curser American Pale Ale and Squencher IPA. Adam will also be serving up something very special, a session IPA called Elbow Crooker, which will be launched on the day.
Next up: Spartan Brewery