Consistency and quality is always at the heart of what we do but its not been an easy journey and we’ve learnt a lot since we started in 2014. Finding the right brewing partners is without doubt the most important thing. We always brew the same beer with the same brewer to ensure consistency and quality is maintained. But different brewers have different skill sets, styles and capacity so we have worked with a handful of great, hugely experienced brewers and breweries since we started to provide our core and seasonal range.
Hop Stuff Brewery
Our home in London and our newest brewing partner for our core Juicy Pale and Seasonal Slow Loris. A state of the art million pound brewery in SE28 we were the first of Hop Stuff’s brewing partners to run a full complete can and keg run through in September 2018. The resulting Juicy Pale is rapidly becoming our most popular beer. We viewed a site right behind Hop Stuff in Woolwich in 2013 and so funny how things come around.
Eddie the owner and head brewer at Ramsgate came recommended to us by one of the best in the business from one of the oldest breweries in the country so we thought we’d listen. He’s been brewing for over 24 years so clearly knows what he’s doing – he even brewed on the same 5 barrel pub kit in London that Henry was brewing on when we went to meet him so straight away we knew we’d get on. An ex engineer, Eddie built some of his own kit so he clearly likes a challenge and whilst it was difficult to make things work commercially long term, Eddie is still one of the best in our books.
The Great Yorkshire Brewery
Perched on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, Cropton Brewery as it was once known has been producing award-winning beers for over 25 years, although the tiny village has a brewing tradition that can be traced back to 1613. With a recent large expansion and solid reputation for quality and consistency, the SALSA accredited brewery has gone from strength to strength and is one of the industry’s best kept secrets. Phil the owner is a true northern gent, calls it like it is and we are proud to call this home for our signature, White IPA and smaller batch seasonal beers.
Brewhouse and Kitchen
We brewed our first ever 5 kegs of beer – our White IPA with B&K Portsmouth back in early 2014 ready for launch at Craft Beer Rising and fittingly, have been honoured to have had our beers sold in their venues on tap for the last 3 years. We do our NPD/Small batch brewing with them in London and run a competition with their 20+ brewers every year to create us a recipe that we will add to our portfolio. Last years winner, Nick from Bournemouth created a great, easy drinking Black IPA that slotted perfectly into our portfolio and launched November 2018.