London Fields

One of the early new wave breweries to emerge in London a decade ago, London Fields has re-established itself at the vanguard of the capital’s modern beer scene.

As the story goes, in the brewery’s early days during the London Riots of 2011, the owners barricaded themselves into the railway arch to protect their precious new brewkit. They created a beer called Love Not War, a positive response to the strife that hit East London’s Hackney borough particularly hard.

This ethos of creativity through adversity has stood the brewery in good stead over the past decade, from its previous status as the hip Hackney hangout of Hollywood celebs, to ensuing scandals, the ‘big brewer’ takeover by Carlsberg and Brooklyn Brewery, then lockdown where the brewery flipped its entire model within days to become a beer delivery specialist both nationwide and hyper-locally. London Fields has also supported its cultural partners, notably the iconic Roundhouse in Camden, via a fundraising collaboration beer.