Sambrook's Brewery Limited
Unit 1 & 2 Yelverton Road
Date of Last Visit: Monday, March 2nd
The Victims: Many. Thanks to the folks at social review site Qype.co.uk.
The Damage: This was a freebie.
The Background: You might know that I'm a sucker for entrepreneurs. So I was fascinated by the story of Duncan Sambrook, who left his job as an accountant and started up Sambrook's Brewery in Wandsworth last year. There's not much, if any, beer being brewed on a large scale in London these days, so Sambrook's is a bit of a milestone.
The Tour: Duncan takes us on a detailed tour of the beer-making process. I discover I like barley, and Niamh and Lizzie and I wonder how it would taste in a salad. The brewery is in an old warehouse and it's all a bit chilly until we warm up with a half of Wandle Ale.
The Beer: Duncan has a great map on the wall that shows you where you can buy his beer. The Cow is on there, as is The Wenlock. Many others. There's a list of current stockists on the Sambrook's Web site. Now he just needs to mash it up and create a Google map.
The Verdict: I liked Duncan's Wandle Ale, and I liked it ever more so when I heard it came in at just 3.8% alcohol. Keep an eye on Sambrook's. It's likely that we'll be hearing a lot more from them.