Craft beers and East London go hand-in-hand at the moment. The ‘scene’ is simply amazing. New breweries are popping up all over the place, but Hackney seems to be at the forefront of the resurgence. One of my favourites is the London Fields Brewery – a small independent brewery in London Fields.
They produce hand-crafted ales in a railway arch, my favourite of which is probably the Hackney Hopster. The beers themselves are well worth recommending, but what separates LFB is the fact that they have a Tap Room round the corner from the brewery serving beers alongside live music!
Since its opening it has grown to be a full time pub, open 11:00 to midnight all week, serving amazing beer brewed on site, alongside an original and innovative menu of organic wines and ciders and a great food menu courtesy of pop-up star Jimmy Garcia. Together they do deals like three courses for £ 20, or £ 25 with three matching beers.
The Tap Room is just around the corner from the picturesque (and hip) London Fields and is only a stones throw from Broadway Market so I would suggest spending a lovely Saturday in the area.
The London Fields Brewery also have special events and one which is certain to be good (and packed) is the London’s Brewing Festival which happens in May. It is a is a festival organised by the London Brewers Alliance to celebrate London’s thriving and vibrant brewing scene and last May the festival will have over 100 beers from some 30+ breweries.