We’re an award-winning new craft brewery less than a mile from, and inspired by, the world-famous gardens at Kew. Our aim is simple – to make great tasting beer as sustainably as we can. Beer, naturally!
Set-up by husband and wife Dave and Rachel (both long-term Kew residents), Kew Brewery started brewing in May 2015, and quickly picked up some awards: Beer of the Festival at Ealing Beer Festival in July 2015, and second place at the Twickenham Beer Festival in October 2015. And we’ve followed that success up with further Beer of the Festival awards, at Ealing Beer Festival 2016 for our Pagoda Pale, and at Spa Valley Railway Beer Festival for Nightshade, our chilli porter. Having previously worked at Weird Beard Brew Co – a brewery at the forefront of the London craft beer scene – as well as helping out at two excellent breweries in Kent (Old Dairy Brewery and The Canterbury Brewers) Head Brewer Dave has created a strong and varied core range of beers, with occasional unexpected twists inspired by nature.
At Kew Brewery we’re as passionate about the environment as we are about beer – not surprising given our proximity to Kew Gardens. We make our small batch, hand-crafted beers using renewable energy from Good Energy and the finest English ingredients: our malt and hops are all grown in England, not just because they taste and smell great, but also because this minimises our ‘food miles’. We want to ‘rehabilitate’ and showcase English hops, to show they can compete with New World hops for flavour and aroma if used the right way and in the right quantities. Our beer is unfiltered and unfined, keeping it natural, flavoursome and suitable for vegans (well, perhaps not our milk stout…).
Our commitment to sustainability goes further: we donate 5p from every pint sold to our favourite environmental charity, the awesome World Land Trust: saving threatened habitats worldwide, acre by acre. Not only do our beers taste great, but every pint you drink saves 21 square feet of critically endangered forest.
Kew Brewery beers are currently available in cask, KeyKeg and bottle.