We are an independent ‘craft’ beer brewery based in London but rooted in German tradition. We bring you fresh and authentic German style beers, all brewed and served fresh on site at our various venues across London.
Have you paid a visit to our spectacular 15,000 square foot outdoor beer garden yet? Based in the food and drink market Mercato Metropolitano in the heart of South London’s Elephant and Castle neighbourhood, this is the go-to place in all of London to enjoy a drink in the outdoors. Plus over 40 independent food stalls. So, what are you waiting for? Pay us a visit!
German Kraft was born out of the desire to revive the ceremony that traditionally surrounds beer drinking in Franconia; to create a locally brewed beer, full of character and drink it fresh from the tank. Our beers are brewed in accordance with Germany’s 500 year old ‘Purity Law’, using only water, malt, hops & yeast. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, without finings & additives.
Beer in Germany has its unique taste because of the use of pure spring water. London tap water is known to have inconsistent qualities such as mineral content and the ph levels so we use a water distillation system to start from blank and recreate ‘Franconian’ spring water. Our beers are lagered for at least 4 weeks so achieve the smoothness and balance we love in beer.
Want to become an expert in German Brewing Tradition? You'll learn everything about our story, the brewing processes, ingredients we use and what we do differently to other breweries, and a brewery tour just wouldn't be right without a beer tasting. We run regular brewery tours at our South London Brewery in Elephant and Castle.
Everybody has kind of an idea what a taproom is but what’s the definition and what makes it seem so much more special than a normal pub?
Using animals as a source of power to make your life easier was since the middle ages a very common thing to do. One of those animals was the over 1,000 kg dray horse which can pull four times its own weight and was perfect to help out in and around breweries.
As a taproom with multiple bars you would expect a few broken beer glasses by the end of the day. Naturally, they get recycled but is there something even better we can do with them? In spring 2018 we decided not just to throw those broken pieces out but to make something special. So we got creative and repurposed the waste product into something truly unique at our second ever location: A church from 1825 with an underground microbrewery in Mayfair.