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26th August 2022

Anspach & Hobday’s London Black Reaches 100 Line Across The UK

We are proud to announce that London Black, our independent Nitro Porter, has officially reached over 100 lines pouring across the UK since its launch in April 2021.

Now our best selling beer, London Black ensures more consumer choice and provides an independent, locally brewed craft alternative to market leading macro Stouts.

We are delighted that publicans and pub-goers have and continue to take to London Black, demonstrating a real desire for a sessionable, balanced and independently produced nitro dark beer across the country.

From Newton Abbot to Glasgow, London Black has nationwide coverage and you can find your nearest pint of London Black using our interactive map here, which as of today, has been viewed over 78,000 times by thirsty beer enthusiasts.

As we continue to install lines of London Black for publicans, our upcoming kit expansion could not have come at a better time. With autumn on the way we are heading into the peak period of dark beer consumption.

Jack Hobday, Co-Founder of Anspach & Hobday says of the milestone: “ The whole team at Anspach & Hobday are thrilled with the reception of this beer and proud of the support from our publicans and patrons. It’s a real success story following our crowdfund last year – centred around backing this beer. Autumn looks set to be very busy indeed.”

Please see below for more information on London Black along with visual assets here. It would be great to know if this is of interest to you and your readers.



London Black is our session strength Nitro Porter that takes inspiration from our flagship beer, The Porter. Creamy, smooth and truly sessionable.

What better way to create an effortlessly drinkable dark beer than to brew it with nitro. The resulting creaminess and smooth mouthfeel balance perfectly with the subtle roasted notes of coffee and chocolate.

The beer brings together the rich history and heritage of London Porters, with the modern techniques of brewing nitro beers. The result is a beer that is easy drinking, without sacrificing its character.


Founded by childhood friends Paul Anspach & Jack Hobday, Anspach & Hobday launched in Bermondsey in 2014. Anspach & Hobday believe beer is about enjoyment and community. In 2019 Anspach & Hobday set up their Croydon Brewery following on from their 2018 crowdfund (542 investors, £525,250 raised, £3m valuation).

Following on from their 2021 crowdfund (869 investors, £661,262 raised, £4.9m valuation), Ansapch & Hobday are set to double batch volume and efficiency, with a focus on supporting the demand and growth of their popular independent nitro porter, London Black.

Inspired by traditional styles and remade for the 21st century beer drinker, Anspach & Hobday is known for its diverse range of beers. Brewing everything from historic ales and porters to experimental sours and IPAs. All of our beers are vegan friendly and made using renewable energy.

Anspach & Hobday is best known for its flagship beer and award-winning beer, The Porter. The brewery epitomises London craft beer, bringing together tradition with modernity.

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