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brewery bottle shop

Brewery bottle shop

Winter is coming

The tap room is hibernating and the brewery bottle shop rises in its place. As some of you may have noticed over the last few weeks, we are slowly transforming […]

Quadrathlon Expansion

Leading up to our expansion, Sam embarked on a pretty hefty quadrathlon. Here’s his quadrathlon expansion story. Our philosophy at Gipsy Hill is work hard and play quite hard, as […]


Some days are more dramatic than others. Some are more refined. Walking into the brewery this morning a gentle waft of classical music massaged my sore head. We’re not brewing […]

Thornbridge Brewery – Baize 5.5% (Chocolate Mint Stout)

The Swift Half

A forenote to mention this was my first time visiting the charming Brighton Beer Dispensary. Brighton Bier and Late Knights have combined to create a truly cosy and welcoming little […]

Beers – Past, Present & Future

So for basically our first year we produced 3 beers. Southpaw was the original. Our homebrew beer. Charlie’s recipe that we brewed together in his garden in November 2013. Then […]

Bottle Shops and Bars

Over the last year we have watched the boom of the bottle shop. Croydon, Gipsy Hill, Nunhead, Balham, Kings Cross… The list is endless.  So what is a bottle shop […]

Hop Crisis or Hop Christmas

It’s the hop hoppiest time, of the year. Hop harvest is upon us (northern hemisphere)! Green as far as the eye can see…if you live in Yakima. This is a beautiful, intensely stressful time if […]

‘The Douglas Fir’ – Pop Up Bar

11/12/15 – 7/2/16

So we’ve ventured out and opened a pop up bar. We’ve used a single solid piece of Douglas fir to make the bar and lean-to’s. And what better way to […]

Bexley Brewery – Golden Acre 4%

The Swift Half

What is golden ale? No really.  I’m not convinced that many beer folk could tell you with anything approaching a unified voice. I’m reasonably certain it just cowboy swapped its […]