London Fields Ceases Brewing Operations

lfblogoIt appears the owner of London Fields Brewery has a past and last week that past caught up with him. All staff involved in brewing operations and distribution from the head brewer on down have been laid off and the London Fields brand will be contract brewed by third parties outside London. Only the taproom and event space remain open and it remains to be seen if the business will continue in this scaled down form – essentially as just a pub business…

Little did we know

Little did we know

For full details of the sorry saga read the London Evening Standard. For now I’m going to keep the brewery site as part of my Hackney field trip series until I know more about what’s going on at the taproom. However my gut tells me it doesn’t bode well for the future of what was until now a superb brewery and range of beers – particularly if HMRC has seized the brewery’s physical assets – leaving nothing for the former brewing staff to acquire even if they want to.

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