Forest Road Brewing Company was founded by Bostonian brewer Pete Brown (not the writer) in the Summer of 2015. Pete brewed his first batch of beer in a 1 bedroom apartment in Queens, NYC in the Summer of 2009. When his hobby turned into obsession this lead him to a career in professional brewing. Since then he has completed 2 diplomas in brewing (Institute of Brewing and Distilling, UK), a BSc in Biochemistry (University of Westminster, UK), and brewed at Wynkoop Brewery, Camden Town Brewery and Siren Craft Brew.
After leaving a senior position at Camden Town Brewery in early 2015 Pete moved into a house on Forest Road in Dalston, East London in the midst of a brewery-change. There he met his four new best pals and started the trial brews of what would become the first core pale ale of Forest Road Brewery, WORK. Once the recipe was perfected it was time to scale up - and after scouring the UK he ended up meeting the Leroy family in Boezinge, Belgium via email. Pete brought 75 kg of American hops over on the Eurostar and the first batch of beer was born.
Since then, POSH lager was born and now all production has moved to the UK.
Pete and the Forest Road team are currently in planning for their own brewery - due to open in 2020.