Brewing beer since 1845, Fuller’s is the last remaining heritage family brewery in London. Fuller’s was founded by John Bird Fuller, Henry Smith, and John Turner, originally set up in the gardens of Bedford House on Chiswick Mall . The company’s brews can now be found in over 50 countries around the world.
Fuller’s beer is made from four ingredients: Malted barley, hops, yeast, and water of which makes up 90% of the product. These ingredients fill the brewery with potent smells that brought me back to the years when I took horseback riding lessons. The whole factory smelled strongly of the grainy horse feed piled in the burlap sacks of the stalls from my childhood, mixed with slight hints of yeasty and chocolaty aromas.
By the end of the tour, I was ready for a beer, which is exactly what ensued: The tasting of 8 or so Fuller’s brews.