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26th May 2022

My Goodness, Not Guinness! The Craft Beer Channel And Craft Brewery Anspach & Hobday Launch Collaboration Video On London Black: The Craft Beer Taking On Guinness

Independent craft brewery Anspach & Hobday and The Craft Beer Channel have launched a collaboration video on London Black, Anspach & Hobday’s local and independent answer to Guinness.

The video features hosts Jonny Garrett & Brad Evans with brewery co-founders Paul Anspach & Jack Hobday as they detail London’s rich Porter brewing heritage, go behind the scenes at A&H’s Croydon production site and provide an insightful side-by-side comparison between Guinness and Anspach & Hobday’s local, independent answer: London Black.

Three of London’s independent purveyors of London Black feature within the video. Deptford’s The Victoria plays host to the side-by-side comparison with Guinness, The English Restaurant in Spitalfields pairs their oysters with London Black and members of the public are invited to try their first pint of London Black at Bethnal Green’s craft beer institution, Mother Kelly’s.

Co-Founder of The Craft Beer Channel Jonny Garrett says: “We have been waiting years for an independent London brewery to take a nitro dark ale seriously. The fact that Anspach & Hobday have done it with a nod to the capital’s brewing heritage is just brilliant – and the beer is absolutely delicious.”

Chairman and Co-Founder of Anspach & Hobday Jack Hobday says: “Teaming up with Jonny and Brad from The Craft Beer Channel was great fun. I really feel like everyone involved is proud to be putting a London Porter back on the map. Here’s to our local answer and to all those publicans putting flavour and quality first. Here’s to London Black! Cheers!”

The twenty minute video is listed on The Craft Beer Channel’s YouTube page here.


London Black is a session-strength Nitro Porter that is creamy, smooth and truly sessionable. An easy drinking dark beer, with an incredible tight creamy head that lasts all the way down the glass.

London Black 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.

Developed over lockdown and first released in April 2021, London Black has been met with interest and excitement. Demand for the beer has grown rapidly, and now over 60 lines of London Black are pouring across London and beyond.


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), Anspach & 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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