Hackney Beer Academy

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Hackney Beer Academy

So, we are just about to pitch this to the Hackney council. The location would be at Dalston Library. Let us know your thoughts on the concept and location. The unit is part of the new library at Dalston Square. The unit would be accessible from Roseberry Place.


A BrewDog Brewery, Beer Academy and Bar-Restaurant in the heart of Dalston:

  • A 10HL craft brewery.
  • Open Brewing Sessions.
  • Beer School Tasting Classes.
  • Home Brewing Classes.
  • Interactive Brewing.
  • Beer & Food Pairing Sessions
  • A pop up space to showcase local food producers.
  • Live Music at Weekend Evenings

It would be all about education and getting hands on with malt and hops.

How We Mash


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With a live music space on top of an old shipping container (which will store our malt and hops).


This won’t be a polished, over-styled copper heavy brew-pub. But a pirate, ramshackle Punk DIY brew-pub that people can relate to. It will also be the perfect home for some our existing brewing equipment as we move to our new brewery.



We would love to hear your thoughts on the concept and the potential location. Oh and don't worry local pups - we will look to do something similar at the new brewery for all our Scottish aspiring craft brewers.

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Comments (30)

eoinmj 30th September, 2012 11:44pm
brilliant idea, so close to me too!!!!!
Tom_newbs 28th September, 2012 11:38pm
Samuel C 27th September, 2012 2:25pm
Do it - more than happy to back you up at the council should it ever get to that stage! Think this is an absolutely brilliant idea and will happily trek out to hipsterville to get involved.
simon i 27th September, 2012 8:31am
Please put my name down for brewing lessons!!!!!!
Hackney_Resident 26th September, 2012 10:48pm
Happy to be a positive 'consultee' or supportive letter writer if required!
sjlunn 26th September, 2012 9:28pm
What a wonderful – and original idea – the Brewdog way! Every success to you and this project.
metalmushroom 26th September, 2012 5:04pm
Looks awesome... something for the homebrewers at last!
Ian Prise 26th September, 2012 3:12pm
Great idea, but needs to be self financing in the long term and not a drain on the rest of the business.
Swedish Punk 26th September, 2012 1:11pm
It's at times like this I wish I lived in the UK. :( So jealous. XDHope this works out for you!
Jim 26th September, 2012 12:36pm
ogriff 26th September, 2012 12:29pm
Oh yes, sounds great! Get me on one of your homebrew courses asap!
barnster 26th September, 2012 12:16pm
amazing guys!!
Hackneyite 26th September, 2012 12:14pm
Do it!!
Cat 26th September, 2012 11:55am
Wow. Even the prospect of this makes me crazy jealous
GC 26th September, 2012 11:49am
Great idea. I wish it was up here in Aberdeen area though, although London makes more sense. Good reason for a trip to the big smoke.Any plans for similar things at the new brewery in Ellon? Id love to be able to drop by, fill a growler, get a tour, and have some grub similar to what many US breweries offer.
Wiseman 26th September, 2012 10:26am
This would be amazing - lets hope the council buy into it
Gary 26th September, 2012 10:22am
Sign me up!
Mr U 26th September, 2012 10:18am
Sounds amazing, just wish it was in Manchester!
Nad 26th September, 2012 10:11am
Oh yes! I really hope this goes ahead.
KongTheApe 26th September, 2012 10:03am
Hell yes!
Rob T 26th September, 2012 10:03am
Great idea which I hope gets the support locally from TPTB it so richly deserves.
Josh 26th September, 2012 10:00am
As someone who a. lives close to this, b. is a brewdog shareholder and c. a homebrewer, I have to say this looks amazing!
Village 26th September, 2012 9:51am
I'm just in the process of putting together a HERMS home brewery and would be straight there for some education in craft brewing :)
erick 26th September, 2012 9:42am
Where can I sign up? ;-)
Matux 26th September, 2012 9:41am
Do this, do it now!
DJMC 26th September, 2012 9:33am
Do it!
Lombear 26th September, 2012 9:25am
Residential courses lasting 2 years please :D - great concept
Adrian M 26th September, 2012 9:20am
This looks so ace.Love the interactive and educational aspect of it all.Great Location too.
Bex 26th September, 2012 9:17am
Great concept guys. I hope the council are keen on your proposal.
Mr T 26th September, 2012 9:17am
Wow - this looks so cool!