Moor Beer's new brewery extends its reach from Bristol to London

Moor Beer has opened its first London taproom and brewery on the Bermondsey Beer Mile.

The 120-capacity taproom offers drinkers a wide selection of Moor Beer’s unfined ‘modern real ales’, as well as showcasing its products in cask, keg and cans.

The new location was chosen to support the brewer’s plans to bring its beers to a new audience, and to help the future growth of the company. Moor Beer can now increase distribution and expand its network of stockists across the capital and the South East.

Founder, Justin Hawke, said: “London and Bristol represent two of the most exciting craft beer scenes in the world, so we are incredibly proud to build our presence in both locations. Opening our vault on the Bermondsey Beer Mile is the natural next step for Moor Beer – a bold move for a small family-owned business.

“We have worked incredibly hard the past 11 years, continually reinvesting to grow our business in an ethical and sustainable way. We don’t believe in taking shortcuts, whether that is brewing the best beer or building a world-class business. Our uncompromising standards have made us known for brewing consistently high-quality beer and operating with the highest level of integrity with our employees, suppliers and customers.

“We have invested heavily so we can use the new space to increase the barrel ageing we have been doing since 2009. We will grow our barrel programme and kick off our sour beer production, working with some of the best sour beer producers from around the world to create mature beers of immense flavour and complexity.

“Developing new and flavoursome beers has always been at the heart of what we do. Most people know us for a small selection of our highly awarded core beers, but we have always brewed dozens of different beers every year. We are on a mission to get the word out about the full breadth of what we are capable of and now have a permanent showcase in our nation’s capital to do that.”

Moor Beer produces naturally unrefined beers to retain the full flavour and freshness of the product. The approach, termed ‘modern real ale’, extends across the entire range in all formats. Moor Beer is the only producer to have Camra approval for real ale in cans.