On the London Brewers’ Market blog, we are featuring a monthly round-up of upcoming and unmissable events for London’s beer drinkers introduced by Rebecca Pate of Brewing East. Here are her picks for what’s happening in Londontown.
It’s certainly been a corker of a summer already and (at the time of writing this), England are still in the World Cup, so anything feels possible! If the sunshine streak continues – and we certainly hope it does – is there anything better than drinking beer outside while basking in the sun? We think not.
Grab your sunnies, it’s going to be a great month in London.
OSM BAR LAUNCH PARTY: Thursday, 5th July, 5pm-8pm. Just a heads-up that the Old Spitalfields Market Bar will be hosting a launch party and you can get a free pint of The Five Points Brewing Company beer – that’s right, free! Just register on Eventbrite and turn up to admire this new space, a stripped-back social hub celebrating some of the best craft, small batch and East London drinks suppliers, including The Five Points. We know where we’ll be headed the next time we’re around Spitalfields Market. Old Spitalfields Market Bar, 107B Commercial Street, Old Spitalfields Market, E1 6BG. Free, more information here.
AFFINITY/BOUTILLIERS ANTI-TRUMP COLLABORATION LAUNCH: Friday, 6th July, 6pm-11pm. Those guys over at Affinity Brew Co aren’t ones to shy away from politics, so join them to protest Donald Trump’s UK visit this month on July 13th with a tasty beer made from, you guessed it, oranges. Blood oranges, to be exact. They’ve teamed up with Faversham friends, Boutilliers, to brew a beer each with the ingredient and will be launching them at their Bermondsey taproom (an orange and passion fruit saison from Boutilliers and a blood orange & cranberry saison from Affinity). Affinity Brew Co, Railway Arch 7, Almond Road, SE16 3LR. Free, more information here.
GAME, SET & MATCH LAUNCH: Saturday, 7th July, 12pm-11pm. As Wimbledon unfolds, those charmers at Hackney Brewery have teamed up with Brick Lane’s Kill The Cat to bring you three beers that, while delicious in their own right, blend together to recreate a very well-known summer tipple. The three beers are a lemon shandy (‘Game’) collaboration with Square Root Soda, an orange & strawberry IPA (‘Set’) and a cucumber & mint witbier (‘Match’). Now you get it. Come for the beer, stay for the beer pong. Kill The Cat, 43 Brick Lane, E1 6PU. Free, more information here.
LONDON BREWERS’ MARKET AT THE HORNIMAN MUSEUM FESTIVAL OF DANCE: Sunday, 8th July, 10:30am-5:30pm. We’re baaaaack. Join us at the Horniman Museum for their Festival of Dance, where 8 London breweries will be serving up alongside an offering of international street food and arts-and-crafts sessions. The line-up of breweries includes: Anspach & Hobday, Bianca Road Brew Co, Brewheadz, Canopy Beer Company, The Five Points Brewing Company, Kew Brewery, London Beer Lab and Southwark Brewing Company. Horniman Museum, 100 London Rd, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ. Free, more information here.
FOURPURE CONTINENTAL COLLABORATION TOUR HOMECOMING: Sunday, 8th July, 12pm-8pm. Fourpure Brewing Co have been partying far and wide across the UK at over 21 cities to launch their Continental Collaboration series: that’s 6 beers, brewed with 6 different breweries, each from a different continent. This amazing achievement ends with this homecoming bash in their hometown of London. There are a few ticket options, so pop over to their event page to either grab one beer or try them all. Fourpure Brewing Co, Bermondsey Trading Estate, 22 Rotherhithe New Road, SE16 3LL. Tickets are £5 (including one beer) or £25 (including a goodie bag, pint and six pack to take home) and can be purchased here.
HACKNEY BREWERY BIRTHDAY OPEN DAY: Saturday, 14th July, 1pm-8pm. It’s been a year since Hackney Brewery invited the public into their arches, but it’s their birthday AGAIN and this time, they’re launching a NE table beer, Pinball, and promising some pinball machine antics. Join them to celebrate 7 great years, drink a range of their beers and get involved in an impromptu pinball tournament. Hackney Brewery, 358 Railway Arches, Laburnum St, E2 8BB. Free, more information here.
MEET THE BREWER – HAMMERTON BREWERY: Tuesday, 17th July, 6pm-8pm. Head to that tiny craft beer oasis in Bank, The Arbitrager, for a Meet the Brewer with Islington’s Hammerton Brewery. There will be a range of Hammerton beers flowing with a free beer for the first 24 people who order from the bar. Better make a beeline for the bar after work. The Arbitrager, 27A Throgmorton Street, EC2N 2AN. Free, more information here.
*new* PEMBURY TAVERN KEG PARTY: Thursday, 19th July – Sunday, 22nd July. Following their cask party last month, the Pembury Tavern have shifted their gaze to the wonders of keg. Promising 25 delicious beers pouring across four days, you can expect some special beer from some of the UK’s leading breweries (which will include a selection of London based breweries too). The beer list is TBC, but you can guarantee that this will be a solid line-up of fantastic beer and the perfect chance to come check out the new Five Points Brewing Company taproom in the heart of Hackney. Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Road, E8 1JH. Free, more information here.
*new* BREWHEADZ SUMMER PARTY 2018: Saturday, 28th July, 12pm-9pm. Head to Tottenham for a summer bash with the guys from Brewheadz. They’ve put together a fun-filled day of live music, flowing beer and some delicious Turkish food from neighbours, Dom’s Place, so it would be a real shame if you missed it. Brewheadz, Unit 16a Rosebery Industrial Park, N17 9SR. Free, more information here.
*new* BOXCAR TAPROOM TAKEOVER: Saturday, 28th July, 2pm-8pm. Homerton’s Boxcar Brewery are Tottenham-bound! Being put up by the fantastic lot at Pressure Drop Brewing, they’ll be showcasing some of their much-buzzed about beers. Both breweries have collaborated on a DDH NEIPA, Hazy Coalition, which frankly sounds incredible and will also be pouring on the day. Pressure Drop Brewing, Unit 6 Lockwood Industrial Estate, N17 9QP. Free, more information here.
*new* A VERY WEIRD (BEARD) VEGAN FOOD & BEER PAIRING: Monday, 30th July, 7pm-8:30pm. Hosted over in Brick Lane’s Kill the Cat, Weird Beard Brew Co have collaborated with the Italian-Korean fusion restaurant, Vegan Yes, for a evening of vegan food and beer pairing. Get 4 amazing courses of food and beers for a mere £25. Whether you’re vegan or are simply looking for a great option for a Meat-Free Monday, this is going to delight your palate. Kill The Cat, 43 Brick Lane, E1 6PU. Tickets are £25 and can be purchased here.
Have we missed something? We’re not perfect, so feel free to post any upcoming events featuring London breweries in London in the comments below.