Pizza and beer go together like cookies and cream. Nothing better. But what beer you opt to pair with your pizza is hugely important.
For decades, the big boys (Fosters, Carling, Heineken) have been firm favourites for this nation of boozers. In 2015, a map of the world was released detailing every nations favourite alcoholic beverage. The UK chose Carling. However, consumer trends have changed in recent times with more and more people across the globe becoming interested in local, independently produced products. Beer and ale are no exception. Call it a hipster trend, call it consumers need to feel closer to where their products come from – whatever it is, in London and especially East London, it’s getting very popular.
When? Why? Who?
The local brew movement was born in the 2010s with a few small projects in East and North London. The movement gained traction with a growing number of hip, young professionals seeking new, trendy places to hang out. Now there are countless breweries all over the capital. Our base, in London Fields, is surrounded by breweries making good use of the small urban spaces on offer by using simple and ingenuitive design. TimeOut Magazine have kindly put together a comprehensive list of all the breweries across London according to your area. Your welcome.
So, who are we working with?
From our ingredients on our New York style pizzas to the drinks served at our bar, we are interested local. For that reason, we have teamed up with local breweries, Five Points and 40ft.
The Five Points Brewing company are a Hackney based brewery (their warehouse is across the road from us). They began in 2013 and are committed to providing “modern and vibrant beer, brewed with passion and integrity”. Try the Five Points Pale – a fresh, vesty pale ale brewed with malted barley, a little wheat and Amarillo and Citra hops.
40ft is a slightly younger venture. They are based only a short walk away from us in neighbouring Dalston. The name stems from the two 20ft shipping containers stacked one on top of the other which make up the brewpub. Yes, brewbup! In the same space, the beer is both made and served. The top floor (container) is where the beer gets worked on and down below it is served to the public. 40ft have gained quite the cult following, hosting regular events at their unique location and we are very proud to be offering their product at Fold’s New York pizza restaurant.
If you are not a beer drinker, we also offer a range of other drinks including a variety of wines and popular cocktails. For a full list of drinks, check out our menu.