Even though it only opened its doors in 2013, Bermondsey-based Fourpure is synonymous with the boom in London breweries. Quietly tucked away on an industrial estate underneath South Bermondsey station, it's been pumping out consistent core beers and countless limited-run specials for pubs and bottle shops across the city (and now country) ever since its inception.
All of Fourpure's beers are inspired by adventure, global travel and hitting the open road. Core beers include a Munich-inspired Pils Lager, a Cali-inspired American Pale, an oatmeal stout that nods to London's brewing history, and Easy Peeler – a citrus session IPA at a crush-friendly 4%. Easy Peeler's orange-infused older brothers Juicebox (5.9%) and Deucebox (8.3%) lead the brewery's series of seasonal brews, alongside West Coast IPA Shapeshifter. Adventurous devotees, meanwhile, can head to the Bermondsey taproom to take a tour and try some small batch brews right at the source. Vegan vanilla ice cream IPA and a hot dog from the onsite Oh My Dog! food truck? We're on board.
Fourpure has made a number of small changes to help brew and package its beer more sustainably – not least by making its cans infinitely recyclable. By switching from stick-on labels to printing directly onto its small batch cans, the brewery uses 27% less energy, 17% less water and 12% less carbon dioxide per packaged beer.
22 Rotherhithe New Road, SE16 3LL; fourpure.com