Tom Hutchings and Dave Seymour met whilst climbing in China. After hanging out on the rocks and riding motorbikes around Asia they became the best of mates. The pair soon started dabbling in craft beer on their travels.
When Tom returned to London an old mucker of his was working at The Kernel Brewery. He would often bring home samples for him to try. A good friend to have. But it wasn’t long before Tom started wondering how he could brew the beers differently.
In August 2011 Dave and Tom decided they wanted to start their own microbrewery. It would start life as a simple homebrew kit in a friend’s basement on Southwark Bridge Road. It took until their 6th or 7th experiment for people to start seeing their potential. They eventually set up shop in the brewing hotbed of Bermondsey and in November 2012 received permission from Southwark Council to brew beer to sell.
From day one BBNo. used numbers to catalogue their homebrew, splitting batches to test different ingredients and processes. The first two digits indicate the style of beer. The second two digits differentiate the recipes within that style.
Beautifully simple but so unique that they could name a brewery after it.
Fast forward to present, Brew By Numbers have now released over 350 different beers across an expansive range of styles. They have been placed in the top 100 breweries in the world by Ratebeer.com on a number of occasions and continue to have one of busiest taprooms going on the iconic Bermondsey beer mile.
Tonight’s beer is part of the breweries session IPA range. 11 - Mosaic, explores the distinct characteristics of Mosaic Hops. All the hop character of an India Pale Ale, crammed into a low (ish) ABV beer. Mosaic hops take centre stage, rich in Mango, lemon, citrus, earthy pine and stone fruit notes. It’s the perfect beer for the warmer weather.