Our 10-barrel plant in E10 is the result of a great deal of thought and a fair whack of hard graft. We started thinking about it all seriously as we were expecting our second child; Stu was increasingly disenchanted after 20 years as an industrial chemist and Claire was contemplating several months of maternity leave. There’s nothing like the sleep-induced insanity of a new baby to warp one’s better judgement and by February 2011, we had made the leap, had no jobs between us, a two-year old, a four-month old and – as if that weren’t enough – an embryonic micro-brewery.
Six months later, we brewed our first batch of ELB Pale Ale, and three days after that, Foundation Bitter. Since then, Nightwatchman, Jamboree, Quadrant Oatmeal Stout and Orchid have arrived on the scene.
The arrival of our first employee and Claire’s jump to work on the business full-time have been major landmarks, allowing us to make full use of our new (third) fermentation vessel and begin bottling in addition to supplying casks.
East London Brewing Company Limited
Unit 45 Fairways Business Centre
Phone 020 8539 0805
Mobile 079 0028 8873