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The brainchild of two passionate brewers Dave and Tom, Brew by Numbers is known for its unique craft beers created after extensive research, testing and experimentation. Specialty beers made with fine natural ingredients, allowed to carbonate over time, is responsible for developing unique flavors second to none. Inspired from beers of USA and Belgium, Brew by Numbers offers Saison, Belgian blonde, golden ale, Witbier and Berliner Weisse that are a hit favorite among locals. With tea and coffee infused beers, the brewery focuses on creating forward-thinking beers where the possibilities are endless.
Although he wasn't always a brewer, or even doing anything remotely related to it, Duncan Sambrook, along with two friends, has managed to perfect the art of brewing. The brewery, operational since 2008, largely owe their success to their two creations in particular, the Wandle & Junction ales. If you want to get a sneak-peek at what goes on at this establishment, not to mention sample some of their brews, then it might be a good idea to sign up for one of their tours. If you want a taste of the entire range of brews, then the shop on-site will be more than happy to satisfy you.
Inspired by the immutable spirit of Hackney, London Fields Brewery established a name for itself as the borough's first craft brewery in over a century. The beer is brewed on-site and is served alongside a delicious food menu, organic wines and All Press coffee. Besides the usual variants, seasonal and small-batch releases are served as well attracting the attention of a more discerning clientele. Tours of the brewery offer an insight into the processes involved in the creation of these distinctive brews and end with a beer tasting at the taproom. Special events like live music performances and quiz nights are often hosted at the taproom as well, adding to the vibrant ambiance of the London Fields Brewery. If you'd like to try your hand at homebrewing, sigh up for a class and shop for supplies at the London Fields Homebrew Store.
A much loved brewery in Hackney Wick, Crate is also one of the first to open in the region. The craft brewery has garnered appreciation for its brews both nationally as well as internationally. Crate India Pale, Crate Lager and Crate Best Bitter are some of the brewery's popular creations available both on-site as well as in other restaurants. Accompanying the stellar brews is a selection of mouthwatering stone baked pizzas; a perfect combination. Tours of the brewing facilities are available, and the crowd as well as the staff are lively and fun.
Fuller's Griffin Brewery provides a very popular tour with experts explaining the brewing and fermentation process in eloquent detail. Tours show all the parts of the brewing business and end with a tasting session. Many of the available drinks are exclusive and cannot be purchased anywhere else. Tours last about two hours, and booking is essential. Beer has been brewed at the site for more than 160 years, and the concoctions on offer here are loved by locals and tourists. The brewery also houses a shop that sells t-shirts and polo shirts, glassware, rugby balls, and other products besides selling the usual array of drinks like beers, wines, champagnes and spirits.