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18th June 2019

Hackney Brewery partners with the Geffrye Museum of the Home

Hackney Brewery co-founder Jon Swain

On Saturday 27 July East London’s Hackney Brewery is celebrating its 8th birthday by teaming up with the Geffrye Museum of the Home for the Summer Session. This partnership has come about from a shared love of their local community, the environment and good food and drink.

The event will take place in the Geffrye’s beautiful gardens in Hoxton on Saturday 27 July.  Across two sessions, (12-4pm and 5-9pm), ticket holders will enjoy craft beer from 10 breweries, delicious street food, talks centred on community, food and drink, and lifestyle stalls. The Summer Session will have a strong environmental focus, showcasing naturally sourced, organic produce with a range of vegan options across the food and drink available.

The breweries present include some of the UK’s most exciting names, bringing the country’s best beer to East London. These include: Burning Sky Brewery (Firle), Cloudwater Brew Co (Manchester), Left Handed Giant (Bristol), North Brewing Co (Leeds), Northern Monk Brewing Co (Leeds), Polly’s Brew Co (Mold, Wales), Track Brewing Co (Manchester), Verdant Brewing Co (Falmouth) and Wylam Brewery (Newcastle). Hackney Brewery will also be pouring some special beers alongside their core range on the day.

Also on offer will be a selection of natural wines from Renegade Wine London, spirits from East London Liquor Company, cocktails on tap from Lucky Pineapple and Hingston & Co and natural soft drinks from Square Root Soda.

Among the speakers are some of the most respected names in craft beer, including authors Pete Brown and Claire Bullen. They are joined by Matthew Curtis and Jonny Hamilton from the newly launched food and drink magazine, Pellicle, and Warwick Smith from Renegade Wine, who will be demystifying natural wines.

Both Hackney Brewery and the Geffrye have a long history of working with local businesses and have invited London-based companies and initiatives to the Summer Session, including Joji Natural and Briggs Bughouses.

And, if all of that wasn’t enough, they will also be hosting a Kubb tournament on the Geffrye lawn. Kubb is a Swedish game that’s best described as a combination of bowling and horseshoes and is very easy to learn.

Tickets are £15 (plus booking fee) and include entry for one session, a can of Hackney’s limited edition Birthday Beer, a festival glass and a tote bag. To book, visit:

 Hackney Brewery’s co-founder, Jon Swain, says about the partnership: “We wanted to really do something big for our 8th birthday and invite the whole neighbourhood – unfortunately, due to space restrictions, we knew we couldn’t fit as many people as we’d like in the brewery. So partnering with a local landmark like the Geffrye Museum of the Home just made sense. We’re really excited about the line-up and have worked really hard to bring both the best UK beer and some fantastic local businesses together for the Summer Session.”

Tanith Lindon, Commercial Manager at the Geffrye Museum of the Home says:  “We’re really excited to collaborate with our local brewery on the Summer Session, and proud to host such an environmentally-minded event on our lovely green lawns.  We look forward to welcoming many new visitors as well as familiar faces to the Geffrye.”


Further information:

Rebecca Pate


Press images: HERE

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 The Geffrye Museum of the Home

The Geffrye is the go-to place for inspiration, ideas and debate around the universal theme of home.  Through its displays of living rooms and gardens, stories behind its collections and special exhibitions and events, the museum reveals and rethinks the many meanings of home. Set in 18th century almshouse buildings surrounded by lush gardens in vibrant Hoxton, East London, the museum is currently closed for a transformational redevelopment, Unlocking the Geffrye, and will reopen in spring 2020.  A programme of events is being run in the front gardens throughout closure.