Purley Way brewery’s taproom offers a taste of things to come

The brewery off the Purley Way is now operational, so time for the taproom to open

Croydon’s newest brewery will be opening its on-site taproom next month.

Craft brewers Anspach and Hobday have just started brewing in their new site in the Valley Point Industrial Estate, off the Purley Way, and from Saturday March 7, the taproom – where customers can visit to try the products from the brewery – will also be open.

The taproom will have six lines of Anspach and Hobday beer, where it can be enjoyed in the freshest way possible: right in the place it’s brewed. The taproom will be open every Saturday from noon to 6pm.

On the opening day, patrons will be able to see the new brewery, sample the beer – even watch the Six Nations rugby matches.

The launch of the Croydon brewery comes after a £500,000 round of crowdfunding in early 2019, allowing the brewery to expand beyond its original Bermondsey base.

anspach and hobday pigeon logoThe expansion allows Anspach and Hobday to triple current production to allow more than 100,000 gallons per year, introduce a canning line and, of course, to launch the on-site taproom.

The new site is expected to create three full-time and four part-time jobs over the course of three years, including roles such as production, sales and in the taproom itself.

“Following our preview party in late December, we’ve been overwhelmed with the positive reception we’ve had from all over Croydon and Sutton,” said Jack Hobday, the brewers’ chairman and co-founder.

“That’s why we’re so excited to finally answer a question we have been asked since the beginning – ‘When’s the taproom opening?’ We can’t wait for it to be open every Saturday, supplying visitors from near and far with the finest and freshest Anspach and Hobday beer – right where it’s brewed.”

Anspach and Hobday was founded in 2013 and from their base in a south London railway arch, they have developed a diverse range of beers, inspired by traditional styles remade for the 21st-century beer drinker, brewing everything from historic ales and porters to experimental sours and IPAs.

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