When I found out that my nephew was resurrecting a family business dormant since the 1950s I was ecstatic. For I love beer, and I am a Hammerton. The novelty of being able to say “that beer’s got my name on it” hasn’t worn off yet… The beers are really good (Lee has awards to prove it) and as an avid cook, I have been enjoying using the family brew in all kinds of cooking.
I am hoping to publish a cookbook of beery recipes sometime soon, for Lee to sell in the brewery. This beerblog will be a place I can record my testing experiments and mull over which recipes are good enough to make it into the book.
You can find out more about Lee’s beers on his excellent website Hammerton Brewery There is a taproom at their Islington premises, and I am often to be found there soaking up the atmosphere and sampling new brews. What a great life!
Here is the scoop…
Hammerton Brewery is a microbrewery based in Islington brewing small batch beers with the aim to bring great tasting beer back to the borough and also re-establish the Hammerton Brewery name in London.
Hammerton Brewery originally began brewing in London in 1868. Sadly it ceased to brew in the late 1950s and was later demolished. In 2014, a member of the Hammerton family decided to resurrect the family name in brewing. It also brings brewing back to Islington, a London borough with a great beer making heritage.
Hammerton Beers today are based both on modern and traditional brewing techniques. The team are lovers of all things beer and our beers are influenced not just by English beers but the great beers found across the globe.