Small Beer is for the big thinkers. We're reinvigorating a lost tradition for the people who do it all. Those who think big for their tomorrow, who seek quality of ingredients and conversation, who challenge the existing and embrace innovation.
For us, big thinking means pioneering a new process of brewing. That's why we've built a bespoke brewing kit to exclusively produce lower alcohol beer up to 2.8% ABV in the world's first dedicated small beer brewery.
OUR ONE-OF-A-KIND BREWING KIT
We brew our beer using the finest ingredients and natural carbonation. Our beers also spend a minimum of 6 weeks lagering in vessel to give them their undeniably clean yet pronounced flavour profiles.
Our brewing kit allows us to brew our beer to strength, so that we don't need to remove the alcohol in any way. Instead we take the time and care to maximise flavour over alcohol creation.
You won’t see any vacuum distilling, reverse osmosis, filtration, processing, added stabilisers, arrested fermentation, clarifiers, isinglass, in our process.
Just the traditional brewing grains: malted barley, oats, rye, wheat, alongside water, hops and yeast.
FELIX JAMES, CO-FOUNDER
WE USE TWICE THE TYPICAL AMOUNT OF INGREDIENTS PER PERCENTAGE POINT BREWED
You might think we use fewer ingredients to brew to a lower strength, but that's far from the truth. We source only the best quality malt and hop varieties and use twice the typical amount of ingredients per percentage point brewed. If you want further proof, read the glowing Small Beer reviews from hundreds of happy customers.
JAMES GRUNDY, CO-FOUNDER
ROOTED IN HISTORY, MADE FOR TODAY
In the days of Shakespeare and Chaucer, when drinking water was unpleasant and unsafe to consume, small beer was enjoyed for its hydrating and nutritional properties in households, workplaces and even schools across the country. Brewed to a lower strength (0.5 - 2.8% ABV), it was a staple of British daily life.
With the provision of clean drinking water in the 19th century, the need for small beer passed and the art of its creation was lost.
At Small Beer Brew Co. we've have reinvigorated this long forgotten category for today's drinker, brewing classic beer styles that are packed with flavour in our state of the art brewery.
BREWED IN LONDON
We’re proud to call South Bermondsey our home, with the brewery nestled in between South Bermondsey station and the Old Kent Road.
Pop in and you'll find us brewing the very best Small Beer, but when the kit is at rest and the tanks are gently lagering, you’ll find a space filled with live music, art exhibitions, talks, and yoga. It’s a space for community and a place to raise a glass with friends.
Find out what events are on at the brewery soon.
Now that we've gotten acquainted... it's time to try the beers!