ISSUE 26  |  Block Party

A Brew Pub on Wheels: Craft on Draft

July 02, 2014 5:00 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

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Hop Box founder Ben Smith has this to say about about beer: “For the vast majority of people, drinking beer occupies a place on the podium of life’s most pleasurable pursuits.”

To that end, the London-based Smith has converted a horse trailer into a traveling pub that dispenses craft beers to festival goers and urban quaffers. “For too long, we’ve stood idly by, supping our way through our favorite brews produced by others and served by others,” says Smith. “We’re now ready to make our own contribution.” To track his trailer’s location, go to The Hop Box.

N.B.: This is our Block Party issue, and every day this week we’ll be spotlighting an inspired food or drinks business on wheels.

Above: The Hop Box has six craft brews on offer.

Above: Open for service.

Above: Ready to roll.

In London, we also recommend the The Good & Proper Tea Truck (in a Vintage Citroen Van) and The Travelling Gin Company.

Looking for summer drinks ideas? Go to Gardenista for a Fourth of July Raspberry Sparkler and other Straight-From-the-Garden Cocktails.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 27, 2012.