We began our story in 2013, brewing in a railway arch underneath Hackney Downs station.
By 2016, we had expanded into the arch next door, and were leasing a second site on Mare Street, housing our expanding team, warehousing and distribution, plus a co-working space with fellow East London businesses and charities. But operating in a split site wasn’t ideal, and we searched high and low for a site, and especially somewhere in our borough and home of Hackney.
Finally, in 2021, we were able to take on the whole of our second site, and relocated our entire brewhouse to Mare Street – bringing all of our operations under one roof again.
Since then, we have created a new Five Points HQ here in the heart of Hackney, building not just a long-term home for our brewery – but excitingly, to finally be able to invite our community to drink tank-fresh Five Points beer in our own brewery taproom, on site right where the beer is brewed.
Our 32 hectolitre brewhouse, packaging plant, laboratory and barrel-ageing store are now all based at our new combined Brewery & Taproom venue on Mare Street. Our laboratory includes both our microbiological and chemical analysis; our dry-hopping investment includes in our own Hop Gun technology; and a dedicated barrel-ageing arch to focus on our exciting barrel and sour programme.
Our Mare Street site is just a stone’s throw from bustling London Fields and Broadway Market, with Bethnal Green tube station (on the Central Line) just a ten minute walk away. We have an awesome location to host locals, travellers, and friends from further afield.