We started working on the idea at the end of 2009 before moving into the railway arches in Camden Town at the beginning of 2010. We sold our very first beer in July 2010.
Short story: Jasper Cuppaidge. Decent beer
Long story: Jasper Cuppaidge started Camden Town Brewery after being unable to find locally brewed beers that he liked. At the time, he was working at The Horseshoe in Hampstead, brewing cask beer in the cellar.
However, when it came to the other taps on the bar (like the lager, wheat beer, pale ales and so on), Jasper couldn’t find any he liked locally and had to order them from elsewhere. So he decided to start the brewery that made those beers. And that’s how Camden Town Brewery was born.
Under eight big railway arches in Camden where we’ve been brewing since 2010, and at our bigger second brewery in Enfield, North London.
Our classic beers which are brewed all year-round are our Hells Lager, Pale Ale and Off Menu IPA. We also have a wide range of limited edition beers that we brew throughout the year. These can be any style depending on what’s influencing us and what we fancy drinking. Find out more about our small batch beers here.
Back in the Camden of the 1800s, navvies from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland wanted beer after a hard day’s work building the railway network. But one too many pints led to one too brawls in the North London bars so something had to be done. Bring on Windsor Castle, Edinboro Castle, Pembroke Castle and Dublin Castle - a pub and castle for each nation to stop the fighting in the streets. Our castle represents this story of beer and boozers in our borough of Camden.
Yes, we do. We have a bottling line at both breweries where we bottle our Hells Lager and Pale Ale as well as some of the limited release beers.
We do. And we happen to believe that cans have an unnecessarily bad reputation so we want to change that. Cans are lightweight (so easier to carry home). They protect our beer against sunlight, the seal is great for keeping out oxygen, they don’t smash and they are easily recyclable too. They do not make our beer taste metallic. We repeat. They do not make our beer taste metallic. It tastes just as good as what’s in the tank or the bottle. Try a can and let us know what you think.
The brewery started because we couldn’t find a lager we loved in London. Inspired by the lagers we’ve tried in Germany, we wanted to brew a high-quality beer that proved that lager is so much more than tasteless, fizzy and all the other bad press it often gets.
You are drinking the wrong lager, my friend. Try a Hells.
Nope. We filter Hells Lager and Pale Ale but they are never pasteurised. Not now, not ever.
Yes and yes. We don’t use any finings in our beer so it’s fine for vegetarians and vegans to drink. We sometimes brew a few of our limited edition beers with lactose, to match a certain brewing style - so those won’t be vegan but will be clearly stated on the back of our cans.
Quality, consistency and drinkability. We only make great beers that people want to drink.
Do you like beer? Do you like beer that tastes great? You do? Then you should drink Camden Town beer. Our beer is always delivered fresh and we use the best ingredients we can find to make it. We love what we do and what we brew. If we didn’t, it wouldn’t be in our bottles.