Hackney now has a mobile pub service poured pints on people’s doorsteps

After the Covid-19 lockdown led to the closure of pubs and bars, breweries have had to take matters into their own hands.

Many are now offering delivery and ‘drive-thru’ services, using mini-kegs, beer boxes and re-usable plastic bottles. Hackney-based brewery Forest Road, however, has taken things one step further, converting a Citroën Berlingo into a mobile bar pouring three of its beers. 

They serve three of their own beers – POSH Lager, WORK IPA and EASY Pale Ale. The idea is you order your beer and they’ll drive around and pour it for you at your doorstep. All beers are £5 a pint including a branded glass to keep. Or you can use your own glass if you prefer.

“We have all of these kegs that are still fresh and tasting great,” says owner Pete Brown, “so I thought if people can’t get to the kegs, let’s bring the kegs to them!”

To order your beer, the brewery has a page on its website, or you can text or WhatsApp the Forest Road Tactical Beer Response Unit on 07507 096 874.


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