Pubs in Greater London with Lavendaer Hill ale on cask June 2017

Sambrook's Lavender Hill
Sambrook’s Lavender Hill

Blue Anchor, Lower Mall

Glassblower, Central London

Grasshopper, Westerham

Hoop & Toy, Kensington

Nell Gwynne, Central London

One Tun London, Clerkenwell

Princess of Shoreditch, Shoreditch

The Shakespear, Victoria

Zetland Arms, Kensington

Balham Bowls Club, Balham

Chelsea Arts Club, Chelsea

The Cricketers, Richmond

The Roebuck, Borough

Teddington Arms, Teddington

Abbey Tavern, Kentish Town

Bree Louise, Euston

Clapton Hart, Clapton

Drapers Arms, Islington

The Queens Pub, Crouch End

Forest Tavern, Wanstead

Lord Tredegar, Bow

Pub on the Park, Hackney

Burlington Arms, Westminster

Florence, Herne Hill

Porterhouse, Covent Garden

Meet Craig, the newest member of our Brewing Team

Craig The Brewer
Craig The Brewer

We are very pleased to introduce you to Craig Buddle, our newest brewer who joined Sambrook’s in February. We sat down over a pint of Session and asked him a few questions:

Where did you work before Sambrook’s?

I worked at Speight’s Brewery in New Zealand and Loose Cannon Brewery, a snazzy little Ale/Craft brewery in Abingdon just outside Oxford.

What kinds of beers did you brew at Loose Cannon?

At Loose Cannon we made a mixture of Real Ales and Craft beers. While there, I created several beers including a Milk IPA (slightly sweet from the addition of milk sugar, with a big fruity aroma), Coffee Pale Ale (light amber pale ale with subtle coffee notes) and a Whisky Biscuit Ale (rich biscuit malts and aged for 5 weeks with whisky barrel oak chips).

 Where did you grow up?

I grew up in a little town just outside Wellington, the craft beer capital of New Zealand.

What hobbies or sports do you do?

I love surfing and snowboarding. I play a bit of football and managed to successfully break myself playing rugby

People would be surprised if they knew:

My moustache is real.

If you could have one superpower or circus skill, which would you choose?

Super speed. You could travel the world without needing to book flights, or any of that malarkey, and I’m pretty sure if you move fast enough you could slow down time so you nip out for a surf during a mash rest.

What’s your favourite Sambrook’s beer?

Sambrooks Black IPA, smooth and rich with a big hoppy punch.

Although I have heard some big talk about Lavender Hill, I’ve yet to try it so we’ll see.

When not drinking Sambrook’s what’s your favourite beer, tipple or soft drink?

I’m a bit of sucker for trying beers I’ve never tried, so tend mix it up, but when in doubt I’ll reach for a Guinness. When I’m not on the beers I dabble in a bit of rum, a quality Appleton Estate or a lazy Captain Morgan’s Spiced Gold.

Meet Ailie, our Shop and Brewery Assistant

Team Member Profile.

[note: we are planning to share profiles of team members here at Sambrook’s on an occasional basis…]

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We are very pleased to introduce you to one of our team members – Ailie Miles who joined us back in May 2016. She’s in charge of the Sambrook’s Brewery Shop among other mixed duties, including managing our taproom cellar, orders for parties, weddings and events, and booking in tours. She’s also helping Sean in the brewery. We sat down over a pint of Junction Ale to ask her a few questions:

How did you first learn about Sambrook’s?

Through drinking a pint of Wandle many moons ago! It was in The Hope on Wandsworth Common.

Before working at Sambrook’s, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

Most people are a bit surprised when they find out that 7 months ago, and for many years prior, I was working as a TV Producer!

What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?

I lived in Hong Kong in 1998/99 and taught English in a high school. None of the kids wanted to speak in class for fear of getting things wrong and ‘losing face’, but would flood to the staffroom door for a natter at any available break time. More frustrating than weird!

Where did you grow up?

Near Edinburgh. So no, my accent is not Irish!

What hobbies or sports do you do?

Running about at work means 15,000 daily steps are normal before I add in any extra exercise! Outside of the brewery, I’m a very keen home brewer. I’m also a gardener, grow loads of fruit and veg and keep chickens for their eggs.

I love good design, collecting beautiful chairs and am completely addicted to playing Boggle.

People would be surprised if they knew:

That I used to teach tap and modern dance.

If you could have one superpower, which would you choose?

The ability to pause time. No question. I would abuse it so much!

What’s your favourite Sambrook’s beer?

Such a tough choice, but at the moment, it’s Junction on cask and Black IPA on keg. It changes all the time!

When not drinking Sambrook’s what’s your favourite beer, tipple or soft drink?

Unsurprisingly, I’m a huge fan of trying new beers and really love big, hop-forward flavours, whether in cask (I’m a CAMRA member) or keg.

I’m rarely loyal to brands, but working through the ever-changing taps at Brew By Numbers is always an interesting journey! Beer aside, I’m also a coffee addict.

Shameless Sales Pitch?

Ailie says: “our Brewery Taproom & Shop are little known gems in Battersea, why not pay us a visit!?”

BTW – SHOP OPENING HOURS:

12:30 – 6pm Mon – Fri
10am – 1pm Saturday

BREWERY TAP OPENING HOURS:

Thursday 5pm – 10pm
Friday 5pm – 10pm
Saturday Midday – 10pm

For directions or to contact us Click HERE. Cheers!

Happy New Year & Welcome to Sambrook’s New Blog

New Sambrook’s Blog.

First off let us wish you a Happy New Year! This is our first post on the new blog. Why a new blog? Well we need a place where we can share longer form information about what’s happening at the brewery, plans for year, new beers and much more. Many of these posts will be shared via our social media channels and email newsletter. So be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. And keep an eye on our emerging YouTube channel – we’re very much looking forward to releasing our 1st Brewery Episode in a few weeks. For now we leave you with our Episodes trailer –