Open Hammerton Brewerys Permanent Taproom

by Lee Hammerton in London, Greater London, England

Help us raise £35,000 to open a permanent brewery taproom and develop our experimental brewing and barrel-aging project.

by Lee Hammerton in London, Greater London, England

We did it
On 9th August 2018 we successfully raised £49,128 with 441 supporters in 49 days

New stretch target

We have reached our £35,000 target. Thank you for all your help. The new stretch target of £59,000 would allow us to implement our plans quicker and allow more people to get on board and be part of the project. It would also allow us to buy further fermentation tanks and allow us to increase production to brew more beer;)


Hammerton first started brewing in 2014 with the dream of being able to create the best quality beer possible using the highest quality ingredients as well as brewing unique and innovative beers.

We have now brewed over 2.2 million pints and with your help we would like to open up a permanent brewery taproom inside the brewery, so we can bring a fresh, unique and welcoming space to the area and allow people to try our beer direct from the source! We want to bring the freshest beer to our community and this is the best way to do it.

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Since we first began brewing, we've received some amazing recognition from some of the most esteemed brewery trade groups, as well as many other highlights:

  • Pentonville Oyster Stout voted best Stout in London 2018 (CAMRA)
  • CRUNCH (Peanut Butter Milk Stout) winner of best can/bottle at SIBA the South East Regionals (Incl. London) 2018
  • N7 (IPA) winner of best Cask IPA at SIBA the South East Regionals (Incl. London) 2017
  • N1 (IPA) winner of best Cask Overall at SIBA the South East Regionals (Incl. London) 2015
  • N7 (IPA) winner of best Cask IPA SIBA the South East Regionals (Incl. London) 2015
  • Pentonville named in Time Out as one of the 'Best Craft Beers in London'
  • Listings with COOP, Fullers, Youngs, Greene King and national distributors
  • Exporting across Europe, and as far afield as Hong Kong

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Our plans for the Taproom

  • Install a mezzanine for extra seating and storage space.
  • Remove the current cold room and reinstall in the new warehouse unit, freeing up space for the taproom.
  • Continue to develop and grow our barrel ageing project by using extra storage on top of mezzanine.
  • Purchase a state of the art pilot brew kit, allow us to brew some untried styles to be drunk exclusively in the taproom, as well as collaborative involvements with the community and homebrewers alike.
  • Install an open plan fully equipped kitchen. With this, we can help give local street food concepts a base to showcase their skills, and focus on collaborative projects such as bespoke food and beer pairings and other unique events.
  • Knock though the connecting wall between the brewhouse and taproom (warehouse) and install a glass viewing wall, so you can see what is going on inside the brewery whilst supping a beer.
  • Install a new beer dispense system with 20 taps which will consist of the full Hammerton core range and experimental brews, plus guest beers from some of the best UK brewers.

Current Warehouse in use

Location

The brewery is in a great location and easy reach from central London

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Why are we crowdfunding?

Currently any free cash we have is ploughed back into the business to help us to continue to grow and meet demand, we find ourselves often limiting supply to our trade customers. 

We have recently invested in new brewing equipment and fermentation tanks to increase capacity and looking to also invest in more brewing vessels. We will be unable to fund the Taproom expansion and do this at the same time, hence the need for help with funding.

We will not be funding the whole project through crowdfunding alone, but by offering rewards such as doubling your money back in free beer and exclusive brew days we will be able to give something back to the people supporting us. 

This will allow us to reduce our borrowing costs and focus on what we enjoy doing most: Brewing and innovating.

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In order to make our dream a reality we need to raise £35,000, in return for your support we have some amazing rewards including the below:

  • Invest and receive double what you put in to spend at the taproom
  • Brew day experiences from brewing a beer on our pilot brew kit with one of our experienced brewers to brewing on our full size kit.
  • Lifetime discounts
  • Merchandise
  • Exclusivity on first batch of barrel aged beers

Thank you for listening.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

£100 to spend at the Hammertons Tap + 10% discount

DOUBLE YOUR MONEY back with a Hammerton membership card topped up with £100 to spend on anything you consume on the premises. In addition you'll get a one-off 10% discount code to be redeemed at the Taproom for take home or drink in. Plus an invite to the launch party.

£100 or more

£200 to spend at the Hammertons Tap + 10% discount

DOUBLE YOUR MONEY back with a Hammerton membership card topped up with £200 to spend on anything you consume on the premises. In addition you'll get a one-off 10% discount code to be redeemed at the Taproom for take home or drink in. Plus an invite to the launch party.

£150 or more

£300 to spend at the Hammertons Tap + 10% discount

DOUBLE YOUR MONEY back with a Hammerton membership card topped up with £300 to spend on anything you consume on the premises. In addition you'll get a one-off 10% discount code to be redeemed at the Taproom for take home or drink in. Plus an invite to the launch party.

£150 or more

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Brewer for a day

Be a Hammerton Brew Brewer for a day (one person) Always wondered how we make a IPA, Stout, Lager or Wheat beer? Then this is the perfect reward as you can get involved and become a brewer for the day under the watchful eye of our trained brewers. You will learn the process from start to finish. - Lunch Included in the day and a 4 pack of cans of the beer you helped make.

£250 or more

£500 to spend at Hammertons Tap + 10% disc, Merch

DOUBLE YOUR MONEY back with a Hammerton membership card topped up with £500 to spend on anything you consume on the premises. In addition you'll get a one-off 10% discount code to be redeemed at the Taproom for take home or drink in. Plus invite to the launch party, Hammerton T-shirt and 4 branded Teku glasses

£500 or more

£1000 at Hammertons Tap + 10% discount, Merch

DOUBLE YOUR MONEY back with a Hammerton membership card topped up with £1000 to spend on anything you consume on the premises. In addition you'll get a LIFETIME 10% discount at the Taproom for take home or drink in. Plus a invite to the launch party, Hammerton T-shirt and a case of our exclusive first release barrel aged Imperial Stout.

£500 or more

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Hammerton Pilot Brew Day for you and four mates

Get a hands on experience by brewing your very own small batch beer from start to finish. When the brew has finished 2/3 weeks later, visit the Taproom and enjoy your creation for free! Lunch and a pint will also be included on the brewday.

£1,000 or more

£2000 at Hammertons Tap + 10% LIFETIME disc, Merch

DOUBLE YOUR MONEY back with a Hammerton membership card topped up with £2000 to spend on anything you consume on the premises. In addition you'll get a LIFETIME 10% discount at the Taproom for take home or drink in. Plus invite to the launch party, Hammerton T-shirt, Hammerton Hoodie, a case of our exclusive first release barrel aged Imperial Stout and a case of each of our core range beers (4 cases 24 x 330ml).

£2,500 or more

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Hammerton Brew Taproom - Private Party

Hire the whole taproom your very own party, a £1000 bar tab will be included to be spent on catering and drinks. More catering can be arranged separately if required. Max Capacity 120

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