Search

Business of the week: Holloway Road’s craft beer scene grows with opening of shop and tasting room Indiebeer

PUBLISHED: 08:59 10 October 2017

A selection of the beers on sale at Indiebeers in the Holloway Road. Picture: Instagram/@indiebeershop

A selection of the beers on sale at Indiebeers in the Holloway Road. Picture: Instagram/@indiebeershop

Instagram/@indiebeershop

In a weekly feature, we profile a company doing business here in Islington. This week, we hear from Indiebeer – a new craft beer shop and tasting room in the Holloway Road.

Holloway Road’s burgeoning craft beer scene grew last month with the opening of tasting room and shop Indiebeer.

Newlywed owners Owen and Clare Daniel love the drink, but thought there was a gap in the market for independent retailers.

“There are thousands of pubs in London that aren’t catering to people’s needs,” Owen said. “There’s a huge range of beers around which just aren’t getting sold.”

That’s not the case in their shop. Eight fridges, organised by type rather than brand, are stocked with 230 beers.

Seventy percent are from UK brewers, including 15 London breweries. Prices range from £2.20 for a 330ml can to £25 for a speciality Belgian.

After 17 years spent working for Bank of America Owen wanted a change, so spent six months with Clare travelling the USA, “the home of craft beer”, to learn more about it.

Two years spent saving, helped by a government-funded start-up loan, gave them the money to open.

Open midday to 9pm six days a week, closing at 6pm on Sundays, they’re also licensed to do tasters of up to 2/3 of a pint.

It comes a few months after the opening of House of Hammerton, the Islington brewery’s first pub, in the same road.

Latest Islington News Stories

58 minutes ago

The senior coroner for inner north London Mary Hassell is set to hold a public consultation into the new policy for how she should deal with deaths in the area, but has only given people a matter of days to send in written submissions.

11:08

Jeremy Corbyn this morning praised his “magnificent” community as Islington marked one year since the Finsbury Park terror attack.

14:22

Whittington Hospital was turning pregnant women away as its maternity ward couldn’t cope with a north London baby boom.

Yesterday, 14:59

A 69-year-old with a heart condition made light work of a 60-mile bike ride, and raised £200 for charity while he was at it.

Nashon Esbrand’s family has been made to wait a fourth time for justice – after one of his murderers didn’t turn up at the Old Bailey for sentencing today.

Yesterday, 11:37

The new police chief for Islington and Camden has already launched a taskforce to tackle violence – and said significant reductions are being made in moped crime.

Yesterday, 07:58

Thousands of people returned to Caledonian Road for its glorious street party yesterday.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Barnard Park in Barnsbury is one of Islington’s biggest – and therefore most important – green spaces. Naturally, people have been quarrelling about it from the very offset. The Gazette looks through the archives to see how the park developed.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Fostering older teenagers means giving them the skills for life as an adult. Here, a supportive lodgings carer with Islington Council and young adult who has left care share their stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Islington Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now