Head east along the Gipsy Road from West Norwood and you will find that London has a new craft brewery. Lifting their name directly from their local area, and with beers called Beatnik Pale Ale & Southpaw Amber – these upfront, flavour-packed ales are absolute London craft beers to the core. They first came to our attention when we visited Craft Beer Rising last year where Gipsy Hill’s Hepcat Session IPA won Best light IPA in show. An impressive accolade and especially so when we learned these guys have only been going since 2013. Our brief research discovered that the trio of owner / brewers at Gipsy Hill quit their day jobs after hatching their plans over a few pints at their local. A brave move we’d say, but they aren’t the first we’ve heard of following this route and we’re certain they won’t be the last either!
Our favourites have to be their Les Gilles Belgian Dubbel (6.5% and conditioned over sour cherries) and their Day Tripper APA (with added orange peel thrown into the mash).
To celebrate their new arrival at Noble Green, we’ll have a full range of Gipsy ales open for tasting tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 11th). See you there!