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#1 GipsyHill

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 05:54 PM

There are so many new amazing local brewers popping up around Crystal Palace (and started to be sold in local pubs now), thought it would be good to start a thread.

 

If you have not yet discovered our nearest ones at Gipsy Hill, do go explore and try the beers from London Beer Factory. https://www.facebook...ndonbeerfactory. I tried at their Friday's evening on-site bar, and both their beers are amazing. Other upcoming events at this brewery:

• Most Friday evenings the bar will be open 5pm -10pm (check facebook page)
• Saturday 9th August: Brewery open day noon - 6pm
• Friday 15th August: Ticketed beer tasting event held by Indie Ales, comparing six different beers and explaining how the different flavours and aromas are achieved. Brewery tour and bbq. Tickets will need to be prebooked (pop down on Friday evening for more details).
• Saturday 16th August: Live brew day at the brewery

London Beer Factory is located in Hamilton road (SE27 9SF), just off Gipsy Road.

http://www.thelondonbeerfactory.com/

 

Then, on the Penge side of the hill we have Late Knights Brewery, with a range of different beers. Some for the hop-monsters and some for the smoother drinkers...
http://www.lateknigh...uk/brewery.html .  Go try in the Beer Rebellion in Gipsy Hill  (opposite the rail station) and try one of their awesome burgers too.

 

And, we have the Gipsy Hill Brewery based in Gipsy Hill too.  They specialised in making beers below 4.5%. Also often on tap or in bottle in Beer Rebellion in Gipsy Hill.
https://www.facebook...ipsyhillbrewing . Date for the diary 23 August 11am to 6pm for Gipsy Hill Brewing Co. LAUNCH PARTY!  Head down to the brewery for a day of merriment. They'll have a DJ, food, guest beers on tap and some fun games. Taster beers on the house!  Hamilton Road industrial Estate, SE27 9SF.

 

Sure I've missed others, so please update.

 

GH


Edited by GipsyHill, 06 August 2014 - 05:57 PM.


#2 Darcy

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 12:47 PM

We need a brewery in South Norwood...



#3 Shar

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:30 PM

We do Darcy, surely there are a few empty buildings that would be the perfect place to start up a brewery?



Or a pub?..Any offers?..

Edited by Shar, 07 August 2014 - 09:30 PM.


#4 jobytc77

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 09:28 AM

Bit further afield but Cronx and Clarence and Fredericks both in Croydon. Late Knights share the brewery with Shamblemoose. Brockley Brewery from, er, Brockley and Clarkshaw in Dulwich (vegan beer).



Brick brewery in Peckham too!

 

Have to say looking forward to visiting both Gipsy Hill breweries. 



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 10:30 AM

Vegan beer? What's not vegan about regular beer?

 

Good thread btw. Shame I'm not around on the 23rd :(



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 03:34 PM


South Norwood definitely needs one Darcy! agreed



#7 John N

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 05:53 PM

A substance called finings is often added to beers and wines to remove suspended solids and so improve the clarity.  Finings can be derived from several different sources and many of them are animal based, e.g. dried fish swim bladder.  Therefore many beers and wines are not vegan.  It dosn`t stop me drinking them though!



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 01:58 PM

A substance called finings is often added to beers and wines to remove suspended solids and so improve the clarity.  Finings can be derived from several different sources and many of them are animal based, e.g. dried fish swim bladder.  Therefore many beers and wines are not vegan.  It dosn`t stop me drinking them though!

Thank you! I had heard about that before I think, obviously I'd forgotten it too. :)



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 05:53 PM

The Florence pub in Herne Hill has a brewery producing both Florence and A Head In A Hat ranges.

 

On a South Norwood tip - noticed that there is a wild hop vine growing on the ad hoarding at the Sensible Garden. If one were to grow dwarf hop along the back and side perimeter of the Garden (the ad hoarding and railway fence), would that yield enough for a Sensible Brew, I wonder...



#10 GipsyHill

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 05:11 PM

Update... Beer Rebellion in Gipsy Hill  (opposite the rail station) this week are showcasing “local beers” from about 2.5miles around Crystal Palace as part of London Beer City week.  See: https://londonbeerwe...e.com/schedule/


London Beer City notes for Wednesday, August 13: There are a clutch of breweries camped around Beer Rebellion, in Gipsy Hill, and they'll all be on the bar: Gipsy Hill, London Beer Factory, Late Knights and A Head in a Hat. You might also bump into the brewers if you're lucky.  

 

GH


Edited by GipsyHill, 12 August 2014 - 05:16 PM.


#11 Nova

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 07:02 PM

We need a brewery in South Norwood...


Well the Cronx brewery has strong ties to South Norwood via CPFC and I believe the kegs of beer are stored in the Holmesdale Road stand.

There is also Palace ale which you can buy from the club shop or the box office (so I've heard). AND one of the owners of the football club brought out Crystal Palace red and white wines.

So lots of booze linked to South Norwood!

#12 GipsyHill

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:36 PM

Cronx Brewery good call (http://www.thecronx.com/) .  But, widening the net a little covers… two other top local brewers… Brixton Brewery, often  on sale in bottle in Good Taste at the Westow Hill, (http://www.brixtonbrewery.co.uk/) and Brick Brewery in Peckham Rye, but only found in shops towards Herne Hill/East Dulwich at the mo I think.  So, in summary so far…

  • London Beer Factory.- Gipsy Hill
  • Gipsy Hill Brewery  - Gipsy Hill
  • Late Knights Brewery – Penge
  • Florence Brewery – Herne Hill (Head in the Hat)
  • Brixton Brewery - Brixton
  • Clarkshaws -  East Dulwich
  • Brick Brewery - Peckham Rye
  • Cronx – Croydon/ New Addington
  • Clarence & Fredericks – Croydon
  • Brockley Brewery- Brockley

Really recommend keeping an eye their web sites for special local brewery events.

GH


Edited by GipsyHill, 16 August 2014 - 10:37 PM.


#13 charlie

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:35 PM

Mark and Simon the founders of The Cronx Brewery are really nice guys and the Kotchin ale is rather good with spicy food and to drink by itself. The Brewery was, well, interesting.

 

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:07 AM

Working on my still as we speak it a reflux system & hopefully have brandy on tap shortly! Upper norwood 3 barrels here we come Dazza
Your obviously mistaken me with someone who gives a fig

#15 Nova

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 03:02 PM

Haas a pint of Cronx Necter pale ale. Lovely stuff and would highly recommend it.

I've tried the porter which I'm not a big fan of - I'm not a fan of any porter, not just Cronx!

Thanks for the list Gypsy Hill, I'll keep an eye out for these beers as I always like to try local beers.