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 and 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 makes LFB extra special 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. The core beer range is served on both keg and cask alongside special seasonal brews. While the food comes from an array of pop-ups – which usually means good ‘beer food’ like burgers or pizzas.
The Tap Room is just around the corner from the picturesque (and oh-so 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 this May the festival will have over 100 beers from some 30+ breweries.