Carlsberg UK acquires London Fields Brewery

Carlsberg UK has acquired London Fields Brewery and will operate the business in a joint venture with Brooklyn Brewery from New York.

The London Fields Brewery will operate as an independent business within the joint venture between Carlsberg and Brooklyn Brewery and its beer range will become part of the Danish brewer’s core portfolio in the UK.

"We’re thrilled to add London Fields Brewery to our growing portfolio of great quality craft and specialty beers," said Julian Momen, Carlsberg UK CEO.

“Our customers, and specifically those in London and other major cities, are looking to us to offer them the best possible range of interesting craft beers – and we think that, with nurturing, London Fields Brewery has huge potential. It’s the right move for us as we build a credible craft portfolio.”

London Fields Brewery beers are currently brewed outside of Hackney by a brewing partner, however investment will be made to re-introduce brewing at its original home under the railway arches in Hackney.

London Fields Brewery was founded in 2011 in Hackney and has three flagship brews; Craft Lager, Easy IPA and Shoreditch Triangle IPA.

Eric Ottaway of Brooklyn Brewery said: "We’re excited to be able to work closely with this great London-based craft brewery. The range of beers, their eye-catching artwork and the great location of the brewery in Hackney makes for a fantastic platform."