London's craft beer mapped: Where to find the capital's best craft, independent and micro breweries

 
Lynsey Barber
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Hops is no longer just for hipsters (Source: Getty)

You can’t move in a bar these days, or a supermarket drinks aisle, without running into a craft beer or two.

The hops-filled nectar is no longer a hipster specialty, having been given a new badge of honour by its appearance in the ONS basket of goods for measuring inflation.

Whether you're looking for a pale ale or a porter, a stout or a Belgian-style blonde, these are the London spots brewing up a craft storm in the capital.

Independent brewers are now brewing up a massive 415m pints a year across the UK and the industry employs more than 5,000 people - what's good for drinkers is also good for the economy.

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