Today we turn one. What a ride!
On this day a year ago we opened our doors to an enthusiastic bunch of beer lovers, having vacuumed up the last of the sawdust just 15 minutes earlier after pulling an epic all-nighter to finally complete the transformation of an old laundrette into a beer shop.
Since that somewhat chaotic start, it's been nothing but good times. The past 12 months have seen us named as London's great shopkeepers, Peckham’s most loved shop, one of Time Out London’s 100 Best Shops and CAMRA's Top 5 bottle shops… all things so unbelievable a year ago that we have to pinch ourselves every day to make sure they actually happened...
But the best bit - genuinely the best - has been getting to meet and work with so many fantastic people. Incredible brewers, cider makers, sauce creators, wonderfully generous suppliers, patient and supportive friends and family, awesome staff and thousands of the best customers in the country.
It's appropriate that our first birthday falls one day before Thanksgiving Day. We have so much thanks to give. Thank you so, so much for making our decision to quit our day jobs and open a beer shop the best thing we’ve ever done. We hope you'll join us for a celebratory (free) drink today and grab some bonus birthday Double Beer Miles on everything in store.
Jen & Glenn xx