Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Last Wednesday, I took a visit to the new Sambrook's Brewery in Battersea.
Given the lack of micro breweries in London in recent years, this is a significant development for London's real ale scene. The 20 barrel plant is brand spanking new and looks immaculate as only two brews have gone through it thus far.
400 new casks await their first beer.
There is one beer brewed at the moment, Wandle Ale, a 3.8% quaffing bitter. The beer was clean and very tasty. It has been well received both by CAMRA visitors to the brewery and also its first beer festival outing at Egham United Services Club - where it was a "tick" for most of the visitors and stood up well against many other good beers, some also from new breweries.
The brewery is still open for visitors before Christmas. The details are here.