It’s fair to say that the history of the Royal Docks includes many episodes involving the demon drink. It might come as some surprise that Husk Brewing in North Woolwich, established in 2015, is the first brewery in the colourful history of this historic area of East London.
Husk produces a range of six craft beers, including a Mandarin & Earl Grey Tea IPA, commemorating the Great Tea Race of 1866, when two clippers, laden with tea finished neck-and-neck after the 14,000-mile journey from China to London was completed in just 99 days.
As Chris Van der Vyver of Husk explains: “We’re proud to be the first brewery in Silvertown. We host regular open days, where people can come to eat and drink with us. We like to bring people of all ages together from the communities around the Royal Docks.”