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10th June 2020

Meaderers Gosnells and brewers Anspach & Hobday launch Saturday drinks pop-up

What: Weekly drinks pop-up curated by Gosnells of Peckham and Anspach & Hobday
Where: Gosnells Meadery, Print Village, Chadwick Road, SE15 4PU
When: Every Saturday from 13th June, 12-7pm

Gosnells, the Peckham based meadery, and brewers Anspach & Hobday of Croydon and Bermondsey, have launched a weekly collaboration outside Gosnells production hub in Peckham.

From Saturday 13th June – and on every Saturday between 12pm and 7pm – they will both be offering a selection of their canned produce for sale at Gosnells Meadery in Print Village, Chadwick Road, London, SE15 4PU.

The drinks will be solely for takeaway, with space available for alfresco seating later in the summer.

“We have so much space outside the meadery,” says Tom Gosnell, “and this will be a great opportunity to introduce visitors to what Anspach & Hobday and ourselves have to offer.

“I am personally besotted by honey and I want to show the flavour-inspiring cleverness of the bee.

“All of our meads are sparkling and gluten-free. Our 0.5% kombucha-like LOW ALC is our starting point, launched in January; then you move on to our brightly coloured 4% abv cans – Sour, Pink Hibiscus, Citra Sea and Hopped – launched last autumn; and our 5.5% orange blossom honey Classic.

“For real mead enthusiasts, we will also be selling our postcode-specific and vintage meads which range from 6-12%abv.

“Every Saturday, I envisage that our iced cocktail slush machine will be working overtime as we’ll be offering our iconic Meadaritas, and maybe a cocktail combining Anspach & Hobday Porter with rum and mead.”

Co-founder Jack Hobday comments: “It’s going to be a collaboration with a difference. When Tom suggested it, it seemed such an obvious win-win, both for our customers and for theirs. Our Bermondsey Taproom and The Pigeon, our bar in Camberwell, are gearing up to sell takeaway draught – but this collab will allow us to get back in the real world that much sooner. And to have a bit of much missed fun.

“We will be offering 10% off ten or more cans, and we aim to have core range beers such as The Pale Ale (4.4%), The IPA (6.0%), The Cream Ale (4.5%) and The Lager (4.7%) available along with any specials, so the selection will change week on week.


Editors Notes:
Gosnells is London’s only Meadery. Set up by Tom Gosnell in 2015, it is spearheading a reinterpretation of mead. Mead is made by fermenting honey with water, sometimes with fruits, spices, grains, hops etc. The words “mead” and “honey-wine” are often used interchangeably, but some cultures differentiate between the two. The defining characteristic of mead is that the main source of its fermentable sugar comes from honey. Gosnells has been building sales in the UK’s off-trade, restaurants and bars. Already, over 70% of Gosnells sparkling meads are exported with strong markets in Asia and the US.

Anspach & Hobday are known for their diverse range of beers, inspired by traditional styles, but brew everything from historic ales and porters to experimental sours and IPAs. Founded in 2013 by childhood friends Paul Anspach & Jack Hobday, A&H are undergoing rapid growth following a successful round of crowdfunding early in 2019. Anspach & Hobday are best known for their flagship beer, The Porter. The brewery epitomises London craft beer brewing traditional styles made for the modern drinker.

For further information contact Rupert Ponsonby on 020 7384 1333; 07785 733220