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8th October 2018

Hackney Brewery and New York’s Barrier Brewing Company Announce Nationwide Tour

London’s Hackney Brewery have teamed up with New York’s Barrier Brewing Company for a nationwide tour from the 29th October – 2nd November, 2018 .

The tour will be kicking off the countrywide tap takeover in Liverpool, then moving on to Manchester, Leeds, London and ending in Bristol. They are launching a very special collaboration between both breweries, KRONK!, a Double IPA at 8% with bold, punchy American flavours. The beer was brewed at Barrier’s brewery in Oceanside, New York, and is now making its debut in the UK. Both breweries will also be showcasing other beers from their ranges.

Hackney have collaborated with two other New York breweries in 2018, including King’s County Brewers Collective (KCBC) and Finback Brewery. This KRONK! collaboration came about because of something shared by both breweries.

Jon Swain, one of Hackney’s founders, explains, “This was a relationship sparked by both of us brewing beers named Kapow!.” Hackney’s version of Kapow! is a juicy Pale Ale while Barrier’s take is a zesty IPA.

“We have always considered collaborations as a chance to learn from a hands-on point of view new techniques and ways to be able to make the best beer we possibly can.”

The Hackney x Barrier Tour schedule is:

October 29th at The Dead Crafty Beer Company (Liverpool)

October 30th at Café Beermoth (Manchester)

October 31st at North Bar (Leeds)

November 1st at Mother Kelly’s (London)

November 2nd at Small Bar Bristol (Bristol)


For more information about the tour, please head over to Hackney Brewery’s Facebook

events page, where each date is individually listed:

About Hackney Brewery

Hackney Brewery was founded in 2011 by Peter Hills and Jon Swain and is based in railway arches off Hackney’s Kingsland Road. Hackney focus on flavour and quality with a core range of hop-forward Pale Ales and IPAs in keg and can. Brewing special releases throughout the year means they can experiment with a variety of styles and collaborate with other like-minded brewers and friends in the food and drink industries. Hackney currently sell over 90 percent of their beer in London and are now working with independent distributors to supply beer further afield in the UK.


About Barrier Brewing

Barrier Brewing Co. is located along the south shore of Long Island in beautiful Oceanside, NY. Their first batches started rolling out to the public in June of 2010. Throughout the year, Barrier produces numerous brands and styles available in draft, cans, bottles. In addition, they have limited specialty releases available only through the brewery’s tasting room. Barrier is currently distributed throughout NYS, with other territories on the horizon.


For further inquiries, please contact Rebecca Pate