Carlsberg UK acquires London Fields Brewery
Carlsberg UK has acquired London Fields Brewery, which offers a range of craft beers such as Craft Lager, Easy India Pale Ale (IPA), and Shoreditch Triangle IPA.
Carlsberg UK will operate the newly acquired brewery in a joint venture (JV) with US-based Brooklyn Brewery. London Fields Brewery was established in 2011 and will continue to operate as an independent business within the JV.
The company’s craft beer range will become part of Carlsberg’s core portfolio in the UK and also part of its House of Beers range.
Carlsberg's UK chief executive officer (CEO) Julian Momen said: "We’re thrilled to add London Fields Brewery to our growing portfolio of great quality craft and speciality beers.
“Our customers, and specifically those in London and other major cities, are looking to us to offer them the best possible range of interesting craft beers – and we think that, with nurturing, London Fields Brewery has huge potential. It’s the right move for us as we build a credible craft portfolio.”
Currently, a brewing partner brews London Fields Brewery beers outside of Hackney. The company plans to make investment to re-introduce brewing at its original home in Hackney.
Brooklyn Brewery also intends to work with the brewery's team to continue developing new beers.
Brooklyn Brewery's CEO Eric Ottaway said: "We’re excited to be able to work closely with this great London-based craft brewery. The range of beers, their eye-catching artwork and the great location of the brewery in Hackney makes for a fantastic platform.
“London Fields Brewery is surrounded by a thriving creative community that reminds us of home, and we're looking forward to becoming part of it."