On Friday 16th our Crowdfunding Campaign went publicly live! With the support of our closest community, we came to the table over 40% funded and we now ask the greater beer and business loving the community, in the UK and across the world, to invest in Anspach & Hobday.
Here at Anspach & Hobday, opening a bar has always been one of our ambitions. Since opening in 2014, the Taproom has been at the heart of our business and over the years we have welcomed thousands of customers through our doors.
It’s been a big year for A&H abroad. We’ve opened up new markets - France and Ireland - whilst vastly increasing our volumes to existing customers including Italy, Belgium, Spain & Australia. What this really means though, is that we get to go and be great ambassadors for our London beer (and drink) in these countries.
The Cream Ale has long been a favourite of the brewery. When we first brewed it back in 2014 it quickly became a go to for all of us. We discovered the style when Wetherspoons began bringing over Six Points beers into the UK, including their Cream Ale, Sweet Action, and were taken with smooth, crisp profile of the beer.
Over the past four years we have spent more than our fair share of time in Brussels, exploring the brewing and drinking culture of arguably the worlds most famous beer city. Although much of the beer offerings are steeped in tradition, there is a new wave of young, progressive brewers beginning to emerge, respectfully nudging the city’s beer scene into the modern day.
Last week were we privileged to pick up two awards at the last ever London Drinker festival, one for The Smoked Brown and one for The Table Porter. Set up by John and Christine Cryne over 30 years ago, it’s fair to say the London Drinker is one of the more progressive CAMRA festivals, with a well stocked Keg bar and a good showing of Saisons, sours and mixed-ferm beers.