Ealing Brewing and our sister company Marko Paulo were set up by two former teachers, Mark and Paul. Marko Paulo was established in 2016 when we
opened the first Micropub in west London - The Owl and The Pussycat. We quickly gained a reputation for brewing outstanding traditional beers with
more than a hint of the modern about them. You could say that we produced Progressive Beers, Rooted in Tradition.
After winning multiple awards and regularly being approached by other pubs about our beers we felt it was time to expand. We had simply outgrown our tiny 200L brewery and were frequently turning down requests for bottles and casks - there was only one thing for it: Ealing Brewing was born.
After a lot of searching for suitable premises we eventually found our home in The Ham, Brentford. We knew Brentford very well and respected it as a beer town. With the excellent new pubs in the area, we now feel that Brentford could become a beer destination.
Beer starts with water. Our water isn't just tap water that we add a few chemicals to. Instead we use Reverse Osmosis technology to filter
our water giving us a pure blank canvas on which we can build our brewing liquor by adding just the right amount of minerals. It takes ten hours to collect
the water for each brew but it is well worth it.
Most of our beers are single infusion mashed with the best malted barley that money can buy, either from Crisp Maltings in Suffolk or Weyermann in Bamberg, Germany. Our hops are bought in such small quantities that they are always the freshest possible. We use a range of yeasts for our beers, depending on the style and qualities we are expecting.
With a rich tradition of public houses serving cask-conditioned "real" ale and taxation that promoted lower strength beers, English brewers mastered the art of producing beers with more flavour than the alcohol content would suggest. There is no better beer than beautifully kept and served English draught ale.
Bitters: Balanced and incredibly moreish, we make a complete range of Bitters, both Southern style with a malt-forward profile and Northern style designed to be sparkled.
Browns and Milds: Malty, easy-drinking classics. The most popular cask ales of all time that fell out of favour in the 1970s but are making a comeback in west London thanks to us supplying the beers in cellar-friendly pins (half-sized casks)
Porters and Stouts: although Porter and Stout are historically the same beer, our Porters are rich and chocolatey, whilst our Stouts are roasty and dry. We occasionally produce traditional Milk (sweet) Stout with added lactose Meanwhile our Imperial Russian Stouts are very strong and full of flavour.
India Pale Ales: our traditional English-style IPAs are more balanced than modern US interpretations with a decent malty background on which the traditional earthy and honey-like English hops shine.
Strong Ales: whether it's our bittersweet Burton Ale or our sipping Barley Wine, our range of strong ales will bring warmth to the coldest evening.
From Belgium to Lithuania, Europe (and Northern Europe in particular) has a massive range of beers. Some strong, some sour, some displaying horse blanket aromas and some just weird compared to British beers, this part of the world is an adventure playground of flavour and style.
Hefe Weißbier: this classic Bavarian white beer is brewed with at least 40% malted wheat and top-fermented with the same strain of yeast used by the self-claimed "oldest brewery in the world" (Weihenstephaner, near Munich). This beer has a distictive clove and banana flavour and is so incredibly refreshing that it forms part of a traditional Bavarian breakfast of weißwürste und weißbier (white sausages and white beer)
Dubbel, Trippel, Belgian Strong Dark Ale:
Sours and Fruit Beers:
Raw Lithuanian Beers:
Lagers mainly come from Central Europe - the southern German state of Bavaria and neighbouring Czechia in particular. They range from delicate and malty Helles to black Schwarzbier and from bitter, hoppy Pilsner to intense, smokey Rauchbier. What links them all is in the name - lager meaning "store" (like larder in English). These beers are usually cold-fermented with yeast that is capable of producing cleaner, crisper beers.
Rauchbier: Since we first brewed smoked beer in The Owl & The Pussycat it has been a semi-regular beer on the taps. Made with malt smoked over beechwood, imported from the famous Weyermann malthouse in Bamberg, Germany our Rauchbier is dark, intense and rewarding.
Helles: Bavaria's answer to the Golden Pilsners of Bohemia, Helles is delicate and malty. Ours is made using Bavarian malt and Hallertauer hops and fermented with Weihenstephaner lager yeast. Inspired by many trips to the south of Germany where it is very difficult to find bad beer.
Pilsner: Our Reverse Osmosis water system allows us to produce the softest water, just like the very best Pilsner brewers in the Czech Republic. We use German malt and Saaz hops to produce a bitter Lager that is both rich and refreshing.
Kölsch: the classic Cologne Obergäriges Lagerbier. Our take on this style, Steinfurter, is named after Ealing's twin, which happens to be n the same state as Cologne. Clean, moderately bitter and maybe slightly fruity.
Altbier: this beer varies a fair bit in Düsseldorf from very bitter to only moderatley so. Ours, Altenberg Alt, named after the street off Northfield Avenue (nobody seems to know why it is so-called) is deep brown and assertively bitter.
Most modern beer styles have their origins in the United States, as does the craft beer revolution. Some modern styles, like American Pale Ale and US-style India Pale Ale, are undoubtably here to stay. Others are probably a passing fad - time will tell. We love the hop-forward styles that have lingering bitterness. We use lots of hops from the Yakima Valley in Washington that deliver notes of pine, citrus and peach, amongst others.
American Pale Ale: America's answer to Bitter is bigger, brasher and more in-yer-face than the subtle English ale. We brew ours to be assertively bitter, amber in colour with lots of aromatic US hops.
US-style IPA: The beer style that has become the poster-ale of the craft beer revolution, US IPA is all about hops. American hops and lots of them. We use the choicest Yakima Valley hops with neutral yeast and pale malt to produce an intense drinking experience.
Come and sample our beers in the taproom above our brewery. The list of beers available is updated regularly.
We welcome dogs and well-behaved children.
We accept all major credit cards (including American Express). Minimum spend £1.
Sunday - Thursday CLOSED
Pop in to buy our beers directly from our taproom! The Owl & The Pussycat (106 Northfield Avenue W13 9RT) also carries our full range.
For larger orders we can deliver to TW8, TW7, W7, W5, W13. (minimum order 24 bottles or 1 minikeg)
Did you know that we can provide beer brewed to your exact requirements?
We can also design labels for your bottles or minikegs to help your celebration be even more memorable.
If it's a cask of beer for a party, we can provide all you need to have your own real ale on tap
If you would like a keg system for a party, we can provide it
Use the Contact form to let us know your requirements or to discuss what we can do to help
We can provide bespoke or regular beers in 40L and 20L cask, 30L keg and 330mL and 500mL bottles. Whether you run a pub or club, a restaurant or off-licence - whatever you require, we can do it.
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Unit 2 The Ham, Brentford TW8 8EX
0208 568 9906
We are located in an industrial area between the High Street and the River Thames in Brentford.
Rail: Brentford is served by South Western Railway trains from Waterloo. We are half a mile from the station.
Tube-Bus: The nearest bus stop is Brentford Market Place.
Road: Please note that on-site parking is only available to take-out customers and parking on The Ham is for permit holders only.