The Brockley Brewing Company - Coming Soon

The Brockley microbrewery on Harcourt Road now has a Facebook page. They've also given a little more detail about their plans. They say:

The Microbewery will be a five barrel plant, initially with two fermenting vessels producing 20 nine gallon casks of tasty hand crafted beer per week.

We’re very excited that it’s only a matter of weeks before we start brewing and share our first brew with you at a planned open day in the spring, (date yet to be fixed). The wooden boards cover up folding metal entrance doors which will be painted the gorgeous shade of green we propose to use in our branding, more details to be shared soon.

29 comments:

Sue said...

How did you write this Nick, I thought you might be trying to save lives at Vauxhall...

Brockley Nick said...

A comment as nonsensical as it is unpleasant. See the Thurston Road thread. 

Anonymous said...

RIP Real Brockley. Shoreditch has moved in :-(

Brockley Kiwi said...

Brockditch as SE4 will soon be known.

Looking forward to a taste.  Do we know how it will be distributed, available to sample?

Monkeyboy said...

...or Kew, or Twickenham etc, etc....


Who cares? It's a brewery in SE4, there are no downsides.

Ben said...

what exactly is/was "Real Brockley"?

Headhunter said...

I think there's some kind of perception that the "real" Brockley is made up of the honest poor, grafting hard in working class jobs or on benefits, eating regularly at fried chicken outlets.  Of course this is utter rubbish, much of Brockley was built up in late Victorian times for the burgeoning middle classes and in the case of what is now the conservation area, the wealthy upper middle and even upper classes who always preferred to live in grand houses on high land away from the smog and animal waste pollution of central and lower lying London.  The current Brockley demographic only began to arrive from the 1950s after the second world war so is comparatively recent...

Pete Thornton said...

Quite Headhunter, the middle classes are just reclaiming the area from the proles. ;-)

FintonStack said...

Fret not, anonymous troll, no-one's trying to take your Foster's away.

fairfield said...

Can anyone tell me what a hand crafted beer is ?  I ask as a tradional real ale is

Anonymous said...

A beer that's more expensive than the others.

See also: organic; homemade; fairtrade; locally sourced; vegan

NAT said...

Call it 'traditional real ale' then if you will; A description at least as loaded with baggage as 'Hand crafted', I think we all know whats meant. Vegans can't really drink beer, can they, Isinglass and all that...

fairfield said...

Mine was a serious question , I know how real ale is made , but I don'know what is meant by hand crafted

NAT said...

I think that hand crafted simply means hand made as opposed to going through any type of mechanised process, much as, say, a handmade bicycle could be so described without going into the detail of how the gearing is aligned.

Looking Forward to trying a pint of 'IMBY'.

Basilthedog said...

Brockditch? Shoreley not!

Mgrealy469 said...

Mr Lawrence has loads of vegan beer - if it's bottle conditioned it's fine. And quite a lot of normal lagers don't use isinglass either.

Fatou2saho said...

Hand crafted as in made by hand rather than full automated plant which is the option used by some of the larger mass producing ale companies.

David J said...

Surely having a local beer is cause for celebration! If you don't like ales buy tins of lager from an off-licence

Beer bod said...

Piffle! After Brockley was built,the grander homes were no doubt headed by some middle class city gent in a top hat.  But the households were run by an army of servants.   They, along with local tradesmen  would have made up a greater part of population of the area.  Have you never seen Gosford Park?

The current influx of middle class bods is fairly recent.  Crammed into cramped flats carved from these great houses by greedy developers.  Burdened by debt and often living where the lowliest servants or horses lived.

One of their number is certainly the Brockley Central Troll who tries so very hard to provoke a bit of class conflict by knocking anything that smacks of aspiration.  He effects a fondness for mediocrity which is presumably as a misconceived gesture of solidarity with what he imagines are the tastes of ordinary working folk.

Such silliness should not be compounded by equally daft observations.
   
I am sure many people are looking forward to sampling this local beer.     

Headhunter said...

You need to get your facts straight mate....  The large houses in the conservation area would have been owned by upper middle class and even upper class families (check Booths maps of London, the roads in the conservation area are coloured red and yellow, the 2 wealthiest sectors of society at that time).  

The surrounding streets of smaller 3 bed dwellings were built for what at the time were termed the "clerkly classes", ie the new, burgeoning middle classes with the head of the household most likely working in some kind of skilled artisanal job or more likely in a lower grade banking or office job.  This section of society was very quickly increasing in size in the 1870s and 1880s when Brockley was developed.  These houses were NOT largely owned and lived in by servants.  

As for the larger conservation area houses would have had live in staff but at this time it was increasingly common for staff NOT to be live in but to travel to their place of work.  

You nned to take a look at Booths  maps if you're under some misguided impression that Brockley was swarming with the working classes when it was built.  Brockley, which had hitherto been used for agriculture or brick making was specifically developed for the new middle classes.  The working classes of the time would have lived closer to the river or in east London in incredibly impoverished surroundings.

This is not meant to be some kind of snobbish reflection on who lived in Brockley, it's just a statement of fact and I find it ironic that so many people posting on here seem think that Brockley is currently undergoing some kind of huge shift in population...  It isn't!

NAT said...

I posted on this thread in response to fairfield a few days ago, basically along the lines of fatou2saho's comment, and although it appeared in recent comments, it never enterd itself beneath the thread.

Don't think I cussed.

My suggested name for a local handcrafted ale was 'IMBY'

Myinstantfamily said...

...And Starbucks moving in too! Although I'd prefer a Strada.

anonymous said...

Starbucks in Brockley? Where?

Jackostv said...

Hi nick have you a number for the brewery. I run a real ale pub in Leicester. I would like to stock the beer at my beer fest in march.

Brockley Nick said...

Hi, I'm afraid I don't have their number, but I've just emailed them to alert them to your enquiry, so hopefully they will respond themselves.
Best wishes, Nick

Guest said...

Good luck to the BBC - Brockley Brewing Company. Where can we buy some?

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dean said...

Many bottled beers/ales are vegan friendly.Fullers,Badger,Doom Bar,Tribute and many others.The cask versions in pubs are mostly not though.Quite a few lagers such as Stella are vegan though in pubs as well from what I understand.

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