BEAVERTOWN BREWERY CATERS TO EVERY PALATE
Beavertown Brewery is a craft beer company that produces a wide variety of beer with unusual names like Smog Rocket and Black Betty. The taproom in Tottenham Hale is open on Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can also find Beavertown’s beers at several pubs and shops in London – just look out for the illustrated, brightly coloured cans that stand out from the rest.
The Beavertown Brewery, Units 17 & 18, Lockwood Industrial Park, Mill Mead Road, Tottenham Hale, London N17 9QP. Phone: 020 8525 9884
Anyone who has ever frequented a pub or bar in Britain will be familiar with the usual selection of beers on offer, even if they don’t choose to drink them. In contrast, Beavertown Brewery brings a much more eclectic mix to the table, with beers named things like “Gamma Ray” and “Neck Oil”.
Beavertown Brewery is one of many craft beer companies that have sprung up in London – and indeed Britain – in recent years. It is partly responsible for some of the brightly-decorated 330ml cans that drinkers can increasingly be seen carrying around with them at London’s pubs, restaurants, and street markets. Indeed, Beavertown holds its very own open-air and family friendly taproom event every Saturday in Tottenham Hale, where drinkers can sample alcoholic drinks from as many as 10 taps and enjoy delicious food such as pulled pork, burgers, and falafel. The sheer range of drinks on offer ensures that there is something to cater to every palate.
Once the novelty of the brightly coloured branding and creativity on display has worn off, the beer itself easily holds its own alongside more established brands. Beavertown does not merely offer an eccentric window into the experimentalism and eccentricity that emanates from the world of craft beer making, it also supplies a range of drinks that are very good in their own right. This is an especially welcome intervention amidst a drinking landscape where the dark liquid that sloshes around in your glass – usually the product of a gigantic chain brewery – is so often eminently forgettable.
Feature photograph courtesy Beavertown Brewery