Fuller’s Brewery Tour and Tasting

Fuller’s Brewery Tour and Tasting

February 28, 2019

What goes into making Fuller’s ales taste so good? Last night, a group of Latymer parents and alumni discovered the answer on a guided tour at the iconic Griffin Brewery.

Led by former parent and beer aficionado Caroline Simonds, the chemistry behind the creations of Fuller’s much-loved ales was brought to life. Glimpses behind the scenes were enjoyed by all, beginning with explanations of vintage machinery and continuing with tastings of aromatised hops.

Fuller’s, a family-owned brewery since 1845, attracted much attention following the recent £250m sale of its drinks business to Asahi. To some this signalled the end of an era, particularly Latymerians recalling horse-drawn beer deliveries and their first pints at The Dove. For those on the tour, however, the message was clear: the sale will not tarnish the company’s heritage who will continue operations at their Chiswick site.

Scaling all corners of the Brewery was thirsty work, so it was ideal to finish with tasters of some freshly brewed suds. Samples of almost 20 beer brands were on offer, with flavours ranging from malty IPAs to unfiltered lager classics.

Before adjourning to The George & Devonshire for a pub buffet, guests and Fuller’s were thanked by Rishi Chopra, Alumni Relations Manager, for attending and hosting. In doing so, they had supported Latymer’s Bursaries Appeal 2018/19 to which all proceeds from ticket sales were donated.

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