Carlsberg UK acquires London Fields Brewery
Carlsberg UK has acquired London Fields Brewery and it will operate the business in a joint venture with Brooklyn Brewery from Brooklyn, New York.
London Fields Brewery, which was founded in 2011 in Hackney, London, has a range of iconic craft beers including Craft Lager, Easy IPA and Shoreditch Triangle IPA.
The company will operate as an independent business within the joint venture between Carlsberg and Brooklyn Brewery. Its craft beer range will become part of the Danish brewer’s core portfolio in the UK and will also form part of its House of Beers range, which caters for premium venues across London and other major cities, and it already includes the Brooklyn Brewery craft beer portfolio.
Julian Momen, Carlberg’s ceo, said: “We are thrilled to add London Fields Brewery to our growing portfolio of great quality craft and speciality beers. Our customers, and specifically those in London and other major cities, are looking to us to offer them the best possible range of interesting craft beers, and we think that, with nurturing, London Fields Brewery has huge potential. It is the right move for us as we build a credible craft portfolio.”
As part of the joint venture, Brooklyn Brewery will work together with the London Fields Brewery team to continue developing innovative and well balanced beers.
Eric Ottoway, ceo of Brooklyn Brewery, said: “We are excited to be able to work closely with this great London-based craft brewery. The range of beers, their eye-catching artwork and the great location of the brewery in Hackney makes for a fantastic platform. London Fields Brewery is surrounded by a thriving creative community that reminds us of home, and we are looking forward to becoming part of it.”