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- Nearest Station:
- Hoxton (London Overground) / Haggerston (London Overground)
Progressive, Independent, Focussed on flavour.
Hackney believe it is their responsibility to limit their impact on the environment, so they do as much as they can throughout each stage of brewing….
Founded in 2011 by Peter Hills and Jon Swain, Hackney Brewery reside in a couple of railway arches in Hackney. Their current brew house was installed in 2016 and is a bespoke build designed by Jon, Pete and their Head Brewer, Darren.
Hackney believe it is their responsibility to limit their impact on the environment, so they do as much as they can throughout each stage of brewing. They currently have eight 2500 litre fermenting vessels with temperature and pressure control enabling perfect management of the fermenting process. 2016 also saw the installation of laboratory facilities. Every batch or beer is tested for alcohol content, bitterness and carbonation levels ensuring consistency and quality across their range.
All the energy powering the brewhouse, warehouse and office is from renewable sources; windmills, hydroelectric and solar. They also try to use energy in the most efficient way they can - using a counter flow plate heat exchange unit and the nitrogen reclaim system.
The nitrogen reclaim system reduces the use of CO2 as a transfer gas by pulling nitrogen from the air which they use to transfer beer under pressure from tank to tank. The plate heat exchange unit absorbs heat when cooling wort which gets sent to the hot liquor tank. This reclaimed heat saves us time and energy in heating up the liquor ready for the next brew. Also, during the transfer, they capture any excess water in tanks that they then use that to clean the brewery as not to waste water.
We love this attention to detail and the respect for our environment - most importantly it also results in some fantastic beers from a great bunch of people!