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25th September 2013

New veggie brewery for London

 London’s first all Vegetarian Society approved brewery is opening this week.

Clarkshaws also use only British ingredients, including traditional floor malt. They have full farm-to-beer traceability.

Their launch beers are Gorgon’s Alive, a golden made with Challenger and Progress hops and matured for longer than usual, and Phoenix Rising, an easy drinking session ale with hints of spice and chocolate made from Phoenix hops.

Next on the roster are Hellhound, a sophisticated IPA full of hops, and Strange Brew, which is being kept firmly under wraps.

Clarkshaws grew out of the Directors Ian Clark and Lucy Grimshaw’s enthusiasm for home brewing and wine making. Ian went to Brewlab to learn more about commercial brewing, after which the couple decided to make the idea of a brewery a reality.

Ian comments, “It’s been really exciting to grow a brewery starting with nothing but an empty industrial unit in South East London, and generous amounts of good intention. We’re thrilled to have made such progress in four months and look forwards to supplying the local area with our vegetarian friendly cask ale.”

Headquartered in East Dulwich, London, Clarkshaws will supply to pubs across south and central London. CAMRA pub of the year 2010-11, the Harp is an early stockist, along with local pubs The Cherry Tree and Herne Tavern in East Dulwich. The beers will also be at beer festivals including Nottingham and Egham.

For more information, check out the website, or follow them on twitter @clarkshaws.



* All of Clarkshaws’ beers have been approved by the Vegetarian Society.

* For enquiries, contact Ian on 07989 402687. E-mail: or Lucy on 07779 782652. E-mail:

*Details about the beers and artworks can be downloaded here:

*Clarkshaws Brewing Company owns the copyright of all attached images.