Good Beer Hunting

no. 174

The pouring rain didn't prevent a couple hundred folks from turning out for a street party thrown by East London's Redchurch Brewery last weekend. Redchurch was celebrating its move from a 10-barrel plant here in Bethnal Green to a brand new, state of the art, 30-barrel facility in Harlow, Essex—marking them as the first new-wave London brewery to head outside of the city through expansion.

This doesn't mean they'll cease brewing at their old site under a railway arch, though. In fact, head brewer James Rylance revealed to me his plans for Redchurch's Urban Farmhouse.

This more experimental side of the brewery will involve mixed fermentations, foraged British ingredients, and lots of wood. And with the core production now moved elsewhere, this space will be an expanded carte-blanche for Rylance and his team. Expect a conversation about this on the GBH podcast in the near future.

Matthew Curtis