Exale brewing is the culmination of over 20 years experience in the burgeoning UK craft beer scene. Founders Mark Hislop & Daniel Price have filled every role imaginable in various award winning breweries and worked our way up with some of the UK beer scenes brightest & best. Our unique education in brewing inspired us to start brewing together in a 20ft shipping container with a mission to make the beers we wanted to create when we started home brewing all those years ago.
Our unique style is based around forging balanced, complex beers inspired by the incredible ingredients around us every day from foraging in Epping forest to collaborating with local coffee roasters and chefs. That unique style has led to the founding of our new 20HTL brewery and Taproom in Walthamstow where we now have the facilities to take our beer to the UK market and beyond and give everyone a chance to try some of the Uk’s most unique and forward thinking ferments.
We also believe in being a positive force for our community supporting local charities & having apprenticeships whilst paying our employees Living wage. As we grow we intend to keep our impact light on the environment but big on community.
We’re huge believers in protecting the world around us, and everything we do will have one eye on the environment by reducing our impact, Our spent grain will be used for biofuel and our waste beer turned into beer soap and shampoo bars to help us and our locals cut down on plastic, and we’ll be foraging for more unusual ingredients from our local surroundings to reduce the food miles on our beer.The greenery in our taproom isn’t just for show, we grow produce for local food banks and botanicals for our beers or spirits.
Packaging is one of the main issues in brewery waste, so we use as much recycled plastic as we can and reuse most of the packaging in some way, or send it back to suppliers to reuse. Our grain bags are turned into shopping bags and our merchandise is from ethical, sustainable sources.