Late Knights plan for Mr Lawrence

Late Knights is the Penge-based microbrewer that is planning to take over Mr Lawrence's old shop space, which has recently secured permission to be converted in to a bar.

Talking to Craft Beer London, who helped to connect the brewer with Mr Lawrence, Late Knights founder Steve Keegan has discussed his plans for the brewery and the bar. The article says:

“I’ve been working in pubs since I was 14,” he says. “I’ve dabbled in homebrewing in the past, I felt I understood it. [When I left Fuller’s] I thought it was time for me to do something for myself – to take a risk.”

[The story] also involves Graham Lawrence and his much-missed off-license, which until the end of January was one of the best places in the capital to buy beer. Beer-lovers disappointed by the closure of Mr Lawrence (you can still buy beer and wine online), though, will be placated by the plans Steve has for the place: license-issues allowing, it will be a brewery tap for Late Knights, and more besides.

“We’d have the full Late Knights range and a selection of other London micros,” he says. “Eight, perhaps 10 hand pumps. On keg we’ll have other American-style beers; we want to do a large bottled selection – 100 bottles and 100 whiskies. The bottles we will also sell as off-sales, so what you could get from Mr Lawrence you’ll be able to get from the bar. I’ve got the experience [of running pubs], I have the level of knowledge that we’ll need.”

12 comments:

Matt-Z said...

Can't come soon enough. Any news on Jam Circus or is it still hiding from the tax man?

Graham Johnston said...

This might just be the best news in the history of the universe.

Anonymous said...

Very very happy with the sounds of this. Late Knights are pretty decent as well.

Bogarte said...

Can we assume they will also take the new Brockley Brewing Company beer?

Russell Bulmer said...

Great to find out who the mystery brewers are :) For those of a Twitter persuasion, you can follow them here: https://twitter.com/Late_Knights

Queen of New Cross said...

Nice to see this part of town properly referred to as Crofton Park - especially in light of Nick's quite unbelievable attempt to describe the top of Telegraph Hill as part of Brockley in the Shelter/Dollar Artwork post earlier. What is it with the Uber Brockley crap?

Brockley Jon said...

I'm sorry, can somebody wake me up - this is a dream isn't it? A really really good dream.

Brockley Nick said...

Number of references to Telegraph Hill in that article: 3. Number of references to Brockley: 0.


Poor trolling..Must try harder.

Monkeyboy said...

I believe that Brockley Brewery beers will be in pubs next weekend?

Beerfest said...

They should do a special event if a new beer is being launched. It is something to be celebrated.

Aneka Risdon said...

100 whiskies !!! Yowser !!

unknown said...

All the tax got sorted weeks ago! Process has now started! Not long now!

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