London Happenings for Tryanuary

The London beer scene is fully embracing the spirit of Tryanuary – a movement to encourage people to get out and support their local, independent businesses and try something new.

This isn’t about drinking more, it’s about trying something different, tasting something new, and experiencing something interesting.

Here’s a round-up of just some of the things that are happening in the big city….


Brewery Brawl

Jackdaw And Star – Brewery Brawl: Howling Hops ‘vs’ Big Smoke Brew Co.

Wednesday 27th January, 7-11.30pm

Two London breweries pit their best three beers against each other to see who comes out on top. The beers are matched with a food selection that will be provided in house by Sugar Shack.

The Breweries will be competing for a prize of a permanent line in the The Jackdaw And Star until the next competition, where they will face a new brewery in a ‘winner stays on’ scenario.

This is a night for the true beer heads but also casual ale lovers who want to know more about their local breweries.

£10 ticket includes;

  • Tasters of each breweries 3 beers (6 beers in total)
  • Sugar Shack food tasters to accompany the beers
  • A raffle ticket, which if the winning ticket, will give the customer free entry for two to the next event and a prize from the winning brewery

Tickets available from the pub’s website



Clarkshaws residency at The Platform: Loughborough Junction

26th-31st January

Clarkshaws Brewery is hosting a week-long residency at the Platform Space SW9 from Tuesday 26th- Sunday 31st January where they will be running a brewery taproom and shop, as well as hosting live music, parties and even a pub quiz.

Exclusively available beers will include Clarkshaws’ Cowgirl American Pale Ale, White Out Session IPA and Archer Wheat Beer, alongside their full range of craft beers. To finish the week, Clarkshaws are bringing back their ‘Beer & Boardgames’ session on Sunday afternoon. There will be a £5 table fee that covers an unlimited number of players.

There’s lots more info about all the happenings on their Facebook events page



Putney Tryanuary – Beer, Beer cocktails and Pizza

Thursday 28th January, 7-11.30pm

The Five Points Brewing Company is heading West to run this event with Putney partners The Beer Boutique and Dutch Courage bar. Starting at The Beer Boutique for Five Points beer tasting at 7pm, you will then move on for pizza and exclusive beer cocktail treats at Dutch Courage from 8.30pm, which is just a short walk away (less than 10 minutes).

Tryanuary is all about trying something new and supporting independent businesses….

  • Perhaps you’re not a beer drinker and are looking for the opportunity to sample the stuff in a friendly environment?
  • Maybe you’ve been meaning to pay a visit to that local venue you’ve heard about, but just not had the chance…
  • Have you even considered trying a beer cocktail before?

Your £12 (with £2 going to St Joseph’s Hospice) ticket gets you;

  • A tutored tasting of four Five Points beers + snacks
  • A slice of pizza
  • An exclusive Five Points beer cocktail

There will also be lots of opportunities to purchase yourself more delicious beverages and foody delights on the night.

Limited number of tickets left available to purchase on Eventbrite.



Lock Tavern Pie Fest

Lock Tavern Pie and Ale Fest

29th-31st January

Camden’s Lock Tavern is not only celebrating all things beery, but homemade pies are in on the act too. All beers featured in the festival are from London breweries and all pies (there are 10 of them!) come with mash, gravy and mushy peas. What’s not to love…?



Beer Hall Bash at By the Horns Brewery

Saturday 30th January, 12pm-late

By the Horns Brewery invites you to celebrate the opening of their brand new Beer Hall with live music, free beer and brewery tours. There will also be tasty food available from family-run Mama’s Jerk Station.

Admission is free and brewery tours are ticketed at £5 each, which you can book on their website. This will give you the opportunity to meet co-founders Chris and Alex and see the newly installed brewing kit. You’ll also get 2 pints of beer included in the price. Only 15 spaces available on each tour.

Free admission. Brewery tours £5, including two pints of beer


And coming up in February….


Weird Beard Brewery Tap Open Day

Sunday 7th February, 12-5pm

Weird Beard are famed for their Brewery Tap Open Days and this is their first of 2016. They’re always lots of fun with plenty offerings from the brewery and their foodie friends. We’d bet they’re the best thing to do on a Sunday in West London!

Just head on down to the brewery for:

  • Plenty of Weird Beard’s freshest and latest beers to drink on keg/bottles
  • Take-Away beer and Growler Fills available
  • Brewery exclusive bombers for sale
  • Artisan snacks (Veggie options included) and sodas
  • Merchandise Sales
  • Meet The Brewers
  • Informal Brewery Tours

Free admission and more details to be announced on their blog


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