A note from the founder, James Yeomans:
In 2013, in a desperate attempt to find great beer in the City of London (where I was then working) we ventured into the craft bars of London, but my mates quickly felt awkward and ostracised in their suits and lack of cracking facial hair. An idea emerged: why not start a brewery that celebrated and welcomed everyone to choose a better quality beer?
Hop Stuff Brewery was conceived.
With the support of 72 Investors, we opened Hop Stuff Brewery in a modest unit on Woolwich's Royal Arsenal. On a shoestring budget, with grit and determination, the company started to grow. In August 2014 we hired our first employee and the journey accelerated.
We invited more investment in 2016 to fund a new brew house, boost the brewing team, recruit a sales and marketing team, and open new sites for The Taproom brand across London and the South East. The crowd funding campaign was a huge success with £1,500,000 invested and over 600 investors now on board. We'll soon be upgrading to a bigger facility, employ over 30 team members and produce a capacity to satisfy the increasing demand for our beer.
The brewery started to bring craft beer to everyone. This idea remains at the core of what we do today. We try to avoid egotism and snobbery, but focus on just brewing damn tasty beer to make accessible to beer lovers; whether existing craft enthusiasts or those just venturing into the world beyond the green bottle.
In summary, 2017 is looking huge for Hop Stuff Brewery:
1. New Brewhouse
2. New Taproom(s)
3. More team members
4. Export our beer overseas
5. Invite more people than ever into craft
So, with all this in mind - we're your brewery. We brew our beer to breed community; a community of social beer lovers, Investors, and Hop Stuff Brewery ambassadors.
Take a look around the website for more information on us, and feel free to get in touch: Info@hopstuffbrewery.com