I've just started quickly going through the Lovibond brewing log. These are the first results.
In addition to the bare bones of the beers that I've plucked out, I noticed a few other points of interest.
- The use of American and Bavarian hops for one thing. The 1860's is quite early to spot these.
- Lovibond having two different Porter grists: one just amber and black malt, another pale, amber, brown and black. I'm sure I'll tell you all about that in more detail later.
You'll note that Lovibond was brewing on a very different scale from the other London breweries I've investigated. Their brew lengths were just 20 to 60 barrels. Barclay Perkins often had brews of more than 1,000 barrels.