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London’s Best Microbreweries

Posted December 4th, 2015 by simon brigg    No Comments

At Porky’s, we know happiness is a pulled pork sandwich in one hand, and a pint of cider in the other. We’re doing our half of the equation (seriously, we churn out delicious pulled pork like nobody’s business), but we still rely on the heroic microbrewers of London to supply the other half.

We’re talking about the brave men and women to whom it has fallen to save Londoners from the bland insipidity of shoddy stout, sickly cider and so-so saison. So, without further ado, here are our favourite five small breweries in London.


  1. Orbit Beers


Orbit love music and beer like we love music and BBQ. It’s a match made in heaven. Just listen to this dedication from their site:

“We especially love the warm, genuine, unfiltered sounds that vinyl records produce and we offer the same natural, authentic, unfiltered taste from all of our beers.”

Rock on, brothers.


  1. Partizan Brewing


In Bermondsey’s famous beer mile, Partizan is one of our highlights. They love to brew fruity saison beers. They also made a Negroni flavoured brew. Ballsy stuff and delicious too. They also have great graphic labels on their bottles.


  1. Camden Town Brewery

camden brew

Camden is so big, does it even count as a microbrewery? Yes. It does. So shush. You don’t become this popular without producing the goods time and time again, and that’s exactly what they do. For us, it’s the Unfiltered Hells that hits the spot after a rack o’ Memphis BBQ ribs.


  1. Beavertown


We’ll always love Beavertown for two reasons: first, they gave us the Smog Rocket, a throwback porter thicker than the Victorian city smog whose name is bears. Secondly, it’s run by Robert Plant’s son, Logan Plant! Another case of great beers being found around great music.


  1. Brick Brewery


There’s a world of cool stuff to do around Peckham Rye station, and visiting Brick Brewery should be top of your to do list. They like to sell their precious produce (only 10 barrels per brew!) to local pubs, which we mucho respect.


We’re always finding new beers to share with you at Porky’s. Drop by for a drink. We have some amazing bar snacks too.

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