Hackney Brewery was established by Jon Swain and Peter Hills to bring top-quality, locally-produced beer to the thirsty drinkers of London. Experienced home brewers, we made the leap from pub manager and chef in July 2011 to register the first brewing company in Hackney since the mid-2000’s. Now in our third year of production our beers are going out to the East End, London and beyond.
With 15 years of experience working in pubs between us, at the Eagle on Farringdon Road and the Charles Lamb in Islington we had a pretty good idea of what makes a great beer and set about creating a range of cask and bottled beers to satisfy a variety of tastes.
Our core range of cask beers is made up of our Golden Ale, Best Bitter, American Pale Ale and New Zealand Pale Ale. Our ‘Craft Series’ of specials give us the flexibility to stay innovative and fresh.
As the brewery has grown in size and popularity we’ve added a range of craft kegged beers to our real ale offering. Keep a look out for our American IPA, Citra-Amarillo (already a favourite in cask) and our delicious Session IPA.