London Brewers Market Round-up: December 2018

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.

We definitely don’t need to tell you what time of year it is – supermarket shelves are buckling under the weight of Christmas sandwiches, boxes of mince pies are ubiquitous and the annual debate of whether Die Hard constitutes a Christmas film is in full swing (it doesn’t, by the way).

The season of merriment goes hand in hand with beer festivals and events, so let’s kick off festivities with a beer in hand (there’s plenty to go around!).

THE 35TH ANNUAL PIG’S EAR BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL: Tuesday, 4th December – Saturday, 8th December. East London’s favourite CAMRA festival is back for its 35th year! Based at The Round Chapel in Hackney with over 230 real ales on offer and hot and cold food at the ready, Pig’s Ear is always a buzzing atmosphere. Some of East London’s best breweries will have some cask pouring, including 40FT Brewery, The Five Points Brewing Company, Hackney Brewery and Howling Hops Brewery. Round Chapel, 1D Glenarm Road, E5 0LY. Tickets are £3 for CAMRA members or £5 for non-members and are available on the door.

HACKNEY BREWERY BLACK MARKET LAUNCH: Wednesday, 5th December, 5pm-11pm. Head to Bottle Shop in Bermondsey for the launch of Hackney Brewery‘s Black Market triple fruited stout collaboration with New York’s Barrier Brewing Co. This stout is bursting with blueberries, blackberries and raspberries and certainly makes for a decadent Christmas treat. Bonus: Hackney’s own Jon Swain will be playing the role of a surly Santa Claus on the night. BottleShop: Bermondsey, 128 Druid Street, SE1 2HH. Free, more information here.

FIVE YEARS OF FIVE POINTS VOL. II LAUNCH PARTY: Wednesday, 5th December, 6pm-11pm. Get down to The Pembury Tavern in Hackney to sample the last wave of The Five Points Brewing Company‘s Five Years of Five Points collaboration beers. To bookend their fifth year brewing, Five Points have collaborated with some of the UK’s most exciting breweries – including Burning Sky Brewery, Gipsy Hill Brewing Company, Magic Rock Brewing Co and Wiper & True Brewery. Excitingly, ALL of the styles brewed are new to Five Points. They will have all beers on and will be offering a £10 deal at the bar when you can try them all. The Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Road, E8 1JH. Free, more information here.

SHUCKERS LAGER TASTING & FOOD PAIRING: Thursday, 6th December, 4pm-10pm. The crew at Two Tribes Brewing in King’s Cross have paired up with Bobby’s Oysters to do something slightly unheard of – an oyster lager (not a stout!). To celebrate the launch of Shuckers, they’re doing some oyster pairing, screening a film made about the collaboration and will have a DJ spinning from 6pm. Two Tribes Brewing Co, Tileyard Studios, Tileyard Rd, King’s Cross, N7 9AH. Free, more information here.

THE FIVE POINTS TAP TAKEOVER AT VINOTHEC: Thursday, 6th December, 6pm-10pm. Join The Five Points Brewing Company as they take over the taps at Vinothec Compass in Greenwich. If you missed the launch of their Five Years of Five Points Vol. II collaboration beers the night before (see above), you can try them here. Meet the team and enjoy some complimentary nibbles from Vinothec’s Basque Kitchen too. Vinothec Compass, Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range Tunnel Avenue, SE10 0QE. Free, more information here.

THE CHRISTMAS CAROLS WITH ANSPACH & HOBDAY: Friday, 7th December, 6pm-10:30pm. Is there anything more Christmassy than singing carols in a railway arch? Maybe. But it’s still pretty cool, so join Anspach & Hobday as they mark their Yuletide celebration of food and beer with a festive choir. This event gets very busy, so head down early to grab a good spot. Anspach & Hobday, 118 Druid Street, SE1 2HH. Free, more information here.

BRICK BREWERY’S 5TH BIRTHDAY PARTY: Saturday, 8th December, 12pm-12am. Can you believe it? Peckham’s Brick Brewery is turning five! To mark the occasion, they’ll be throwing a raucous bash at their taproom and you’re invited. They’re launching a winter berry sour, a 7.2% Flanders red-inspired beer with additions of elderberries, sour cherries, blackberries and blackcurrants – in both a non aged and barrel aged version. Sounds utterly divine. Plus there will be food, merriment and free swag going, so don’t miss it. Brick Brewery, Arch 209, Blenheim Grove, SE15 4QL. Free, more information here.

VILLAGES 2ND BIRTHDAY: Saturday, 8th December, 12pm-11pm. Deptford’s Villages is turning two years young and they’re throwing a party to show everyone how grateful they are for all of their support. Get involved for lots of beer, DJs all day and possibly a bit of dog spotting too (dogs are encouraged!). Villages, 21-22 Resolution Way, Deptford, SE8 4NT.

SOLVAY SOCIETY BEER AND CHEESE AT MOTHER KELLY’S: Thursday, 13th December, 7:30pm-10:30pm. If there’s anything more festive than beer and cheese, we dare you to find it. Solvay Society have paired with L’Ubriaco Drunk Cheese for a special Christmas beer and cheese pairing event at Mother Kelly’s Bottle Shop in Stokey. Four blue cheeses that have been macerated in various Italian wines will be paired expertly with four Solvay Society beers. This event has Christmas written all over it. Mother Kelly’s Bottle Shop, 92 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0AP. Tickets are £20 and can be purchased here.

AN EVENING WITH WEIRD BEARD CO: Friday, 14th December, 7pm. Meet the team behind the bold range of Weird Beard Brew Co‘s beers at Brewery Market, a new bottle shop in Twickenham. More details to come, but, naturally, great beer is guaranteed. Brewery Market, 48 – 49 Church Street, TW1 3NR. Free, more information here.

ECCLES PARTY WITH 40FT BREWERY: Saturday, 15th December, 3pm-11pm. Now this is exciting – the amiable guys at 40FT Brewery have partnered with St. JOHN restaurant to create an ECCLES STOUT. Yes, an eccles stout. The bad news is that they’ve only filled 28 kegs, but the good news is that you can try some before it disappears! The stout was brewed using the currants, dark brown sugar, allspice and nutmeg from the famous St. JOHN Eccles Cakes to flavour the beer. Get. On. It. 40FT Brewery, Bootyard, Abbott Street, E8 3DP. Free, more information here.

A MERRY CHRISTMAS AT THE PEMBURY TAVERN: Wednesday, 19th December, 6pm-11:30pm. The Pembury Tavern is promising quite the festive affair with a line-up of winter warmers and beers from The Five Points Brewing Company and friends taking over the taps. There will be Christmas tunes, seasonal snacks – both pizza and mince pie varieties –and plenty of festive touches (think Christmas hats) thrown into the mix. Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Road, E8 1JH. Free, more information 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.


London Brewers’ Market Round-up: November 2018

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.

As you pack away the Halloween decorations, remember that November is a month to be cherished and a deep breath before a frenzied Christmas season. If you’re the type of person who appreciates a wooly jumper or a cozy pair of socks, then make the most of the month before your social schedule goes into hyperdrive with year end festivities.

If you’re looking for an excuse to get out for a beer in the meanwhile, London’s breweries have you covered.

THE FIVE POINTS JUPA LAUNCH TOUR AT THE PEMBURY: Thursday, 1st November, 6pm-11pm. Hackney’s The Five Points Brewing Company are on tour to give drinkers a preview of their new core beer, JUPA, a juicy Pale Ale. They’ll be popping up at a number of venues across the UK and Ireland until the 9th November, but this London-based launch at The Pembury Tavern – their new taproom across from the brewery – is set to be a special one. The first 25 people who show up will get a free pint at each venue as well! The Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Rd, E8 1JH. Free, more information here.

THE FIVE POINTS JUPA LAUNCH TOUR AT THE ROYAL ALBERT: Thursday, 1st November, 6pm-11pm. Another London-based date on The Five Points Brewing Company‘s JUPA Launch Tour. Be among the first 25 people at The Royal Albert and get a free pint of their new juicy Pale Ale! The Royal Albert, 460 New Cross Rd, SE14 6TJ. Free, more information here.

HACKNEY BREWERY X BARRIER BREWING UK TOUR: Thursday, 1st November, 5pm-11pm. The Hackney Brewery crew have been touring the UK with the guys from New York’s Barrier Brewing Co, but this is the only London date. Naturally, they’re at Mother Kelly’s in Bethnal Green and will be bringing along plenty of beers from both breweries, including their KRONK! DIPA collaboration. Mother Kelly’s, 251 Paradise Row, Bethnal Green, E2 9LE. Free, more information here.

THE AFFINITY 2ND BIRTHDAY WEEKEND: Friday, 2nd November at 4pm – Saturday, 3rd November at 11:00pm. Good things are promised for the big 2nd birthday festivities of Affinity Brew Co in Bermondsey, including the launch of their 2Woomba, an Imperial version of their raspberry and coconut stout (Toowoomba). Expect good food, cake and a killer line-up of their beers. Affinity Brew Co, Railway Arch 7, Almond Road, SE16 3LR. Free, more information here.

HALE OPEN BREWERY DAY: Saturday, 10th November from 10am-1pm. Head to Tottenham for Hale Brewing‘s open brewery day at Five Miles. It’s their first ever open day and they’re even including breakfast – ‘mash eggs’. Sounds good, right? They’re brewing out of a shipping container, so space is limited and you’ll have to reserve your place. See the brewery, meet the brewers and feed your hangover! Five Miles, 39B Markfield Rd, N15 4QA. Tickets are £10 and are available here.

WELL STREET PIZZA X FIVE POINTS: Wednesday, 21st November, 7:30pm-10:00pm. Busy as always, The Five Points Brewing Company have teamed up with pizza virtuosos, Well Street Pizza, for a tasting event. If neapolitan pizza and craft beer sound agreeable to you, get your ticket to sample a six course menu where pizza and beer will come together like delicious magic. Well Street Pizza, 184 Well Street, E9 6QT. Tickets are £30 and are available here.

BREW CON 2018: Saturday, 24th November, 11am-6pm. If you’re a home brewer or just interested in home brewing, then you can’t miss Brew Con 2018 at Oval Space. There’s plenty to get out of it, including live demos, BJCP tasting sessions an unbeatable line-up of industry speakers like beer writers Pete Brown and Melissa Cole and former Fuller’s Head Brewer, John Keeling. Tickets are a steal at £15 each, so hop to it! Oval Space, 29–32 The Oval, E2 9DT. Tickets are £15 and are available 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.

London Brewers’ Market Round-up: October 2018

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.

We’re in full-on autumn mode (whether you like it or not), so London’s beer-drinking public is migrating inside, favouring the cosy pub over the open elements. Thankfully, the change in weather never affects the number of fantastic events unfolding around this great city. So grab your scarf and start thinking about dark beer styles.

TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN LAUNCH: Friday, 5th October, 5pm-10pm. Head to The Experiment in Hackney for the first taste of Pressure Drop Brewing‘s newest beer, Tamborine Mountain, a NEIPA brewed with Mosaic & Amarillo hops. Named after a city in Queensland, Australia, we’re told that the beer ‘tastes like sitting on the verandah watching a thunderstorm rolling in with mango juice running down your chin’. Can’t argue with that. The Experiment, 19 Bohemia Place, E8 1DU. Free, more information here.

THE KERNEL – A CELEBRATION OF BIERE DE SAISON: Wednesday, 10th October, 5pm-11pm. Who doesn’t love a celebration, especially if it’s a celebration of beer? Down at Bottle Shop Bermondsey, they’re putting on the exceptional Biere De Saison range from everyone’s favourite, The Kernel Brewery. Needless to say, the line-up is looking incredible and there will be some tasty cheese courtesy of Neals Yard. Finally, Evin and Tanya from the brewery will be on hand for an informal, non-ticketed Q&A at 7:30pm. Don’t miss it. BottleShop: Bermondsey, 128 Druid Street, SE1 2HH. Free, more information here.

THE FIVE POINTS GREEN HOP SERIES LAUNCH AND GREEN HOP BEER FESTIVAL: Thursday, 11th October – Sunday, 14th October. Join The Five Points Brewing Company for their first official event at their newly refurbished taproom, The Pembury Tavern: the launch of their three green-hopped beers and a special Green Hop Beer Festival. They’ve brewed three beers with Kentish green hops (Fuggles, Bullion and Goldings), which will be represented alongside some other green-hopped beers from friends on both cask and keg. If you haven’t seen the new Pembo, we suggest you pop in for this! Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Road, E8 1JH. Free, more information here.

AFFINITY DEAD PRETTY LAUNCH PARTY: Friday, 12th October, 5pm-10pm. The Affinity Brew Co crew recently brewed a special beer with Left Handed Giant in Bristol. This beer, Dead Pretty, is now ready for your consumption. It’s a 6.4% US IPA, so expect something bold from this lot. Plus they’ve promised the return of their Toowoomba lamington cake stout, which is worth the trip alone. Affinity Brewing Company, Railway Arch 7, Almond Road, SE16 3LR. Free, more information here.

TWO TRIBES MEET THE BREWER AND TAP TAKEOVER: Thursday, 25th October, 6pm-10:30pm. The always-fun crew at Two Tribes Brewing will be based at The Seveney for a meet the brewer and tap takeover event. Catch their head brewer, Chris, off guard with your pressing brewing questions while you enjoy one of his delicious beers (or just enjoy the beers). The Seveney, 382 Essex road, N1 3PF. Free, more information 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.

London Brewers’ Market Round-up: September 2018

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.

There’s a discernible chill in the air as we move into September, but we’re still on a high after an unbeatable summer in London. We might need to leave the house with a jacket and scarf, but that won’t keep us from enjoying the last of the warmth. But soon it will be the season for warming dark beers, so it’s not all bad.

Whether you’re sticking to pale beers or moving on to drinking something more autumnal, there’s a great selection of London events across the month, especially if beer festivals are your thing.

HACKNEY BREWERY DEEP WATER LAUNCH AT THE AXE: Thursday, 6th September, 6pm-11pm. After recently brewing with Kings County Brewers Collective, the guys at Hackney Brewery have collaborated with more New York friends, Finback Brewery. They’ve come up with Deep Water IPA, which is set to be another great beer with American flare. Join them at The Axe to celebrate its launch. The Axe, 18 Northwold Rd, N16 7HR. Free.

THE BEAVERTOWN EXTRAVAGANZA: Friday, 7th September – Saturday, 8th September. Tottenham’s Beavertown Brewery are throwing their Extravaganza again this year after its successful debut in 2017. They’re showcasing beers from over 40 breweries from across the globe, including some London favourites like Affinity Brew Co, Hale Brewing, Partizan Brewing and Pressure Drop Brewery. There is also a KERB food yard, some acoustic music vibes and the chance to drink some of the best beers out there in a former print factory. Printworks London, Surrey Quays Rd, SE16 7PJ. Tickets are £40 + booking fees and can be purchased here.

GERMAN KRAFT & FRIENDS OKTOBERFEST: Friday, 21st September – Sunday, 23rd September. It’s Oktoberfest time and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate it here in London than with the help of German Kraft Beer Brewery. They’re partnered with three South London breweries to bring a piece of Bavaria to Mercato Metropolitano, so head over for special lagers from Anspach & Hobday, Gipsy Hill Brewing Company and Mondo Brewery (and German Kraft Beer themselves, naturally). There are a number of sessions, so don’t leave it too late and get your steins ready. German Kraft Beer, 42 Newington Causeway, SE1 6DR. Sessions from £10 and you can book yours here.

*new* PRESSURE DROP 1ST ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: Saturday, 22nd September, 2pm-8pm. The Pressure Drop Brewery taproom has been a little haven in Tottenham for one whole year! Join them as they celebrate the milestone with a load of tasty beers from some of their friends, including London colleagues like Affinity Brew Co, Boxcar Brewery, The Kernel Brewery, Partizan Brewery and more to be confirmed. Pressure Drop Taproom, Unit 6, Lockwood Industrial Park, Mill Mead Rd, N17 9QP. Free.

*new* BEER ON THE HILL FESTIVAL: Saturday, 22nd September, 11am-8pm. Moncada Brewery recently moved from Notting Hill to a site in Dollis Hill with enough space to throw a beer festival, so that’s exactly what they’re doing! Join them to try some beers from other London faves, including Brewheadz, Gorgeous Brewery and Pillars Brewery. They’ll be tasty treats from Black Star Kitchen and DJs will be keeping toes tapping throughout the day. Moncada Brewery, 37 Humber Rd, NW2 6EN. Free, more information here.

CRAFT BEER CARES: Saturday, 29th September – Sunday, 30th September. Returning after last year’s sold-out success, Craft Beer Cares is a beer festival with a charitable focus. Held at London Fields Brewery this time, beers from over 20 breweries will be pouring. All beer has been donated by the breweries and proceeds will go to Art Against Knives, a London based anti-violence charity. Expect offerings from Brew by Numbers, Canopy Beer Co, Gipsy Hill Brewing Company, The Kernel Brewery, Partizan Brewing, Weird Beard Brew Co and more. London Fields Brewery, 369-370 Helmsley Pl, E8 3SB. Tickets are £12.50 per session, include a branded glasses and eight beer tokens, 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.


London Brewers’ Market Round-up: August 2018

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.

Beer festival season is upon us! August is brimming with fringe events, tap takeovers and highlights of the London craft beer calendar. Whether you’re a cask or keg aficionado, there’s plenty of beer to be enjoyed around the capital across the next few weeks, kicking off with The London Craft Beer Festival at the beginning of the month, followed by the Great British Beer Festival – more on these below.

Let’s go!

BREW BY NUMBERS TAP TAKEOVER AND MEET THE BREWER: Thursday, 2nd August, 6pm-11pm. Get started on a busy month of craft beer at The Duke’s Head in Highgate with this Brew By Numbers tap takeover. This event is part of the pub’s Summer Fest 2018 and will offer a sneak peak of the brewery’s London Craft Beer Festival offerings. The Duke’s Head, 16 Highgate High Street, N6 5JG. Free, more information here.

THE LONDON CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL 2018: Friday, 3rd August – Sunday, 5th August. Tobacco Dock in East London will be heaving with craft beer fans over the first weekend in August. The London Craft Beer Festival (LCBF) is London’s biggest craft beer festival and boasts an unbeatable line-up of international brewers, food vendors and live music. London brewers will also be represented, from Bermondsey to Tottenham (and a healthy dose of East London – make sure to check out the East London Brewers’ Bar!). The full billing has been announced here, so have a look-see and make sure that you have your ticket. Tobacco Dock, Wapping Ln, St Katharine’s & Wapping, E1W 2SF. Tickets are £39.50-£46.50 and can be purchased here.

LOVE CASK BEER: Friday, 3rd August, 4pm – late. Consider this your official LCBF afterparty. Join fellow revellers at The Pembury Tavern, the Five Points Brewing Company‘s new taproom. If you missed your chance to sample the new Fuller’s & Friends collaborations at LCBF’s Cask Yard, then get your fill at this event, including the Five Points x Fuller’s Brewery’s Transatlantic Golden Ale in addition to other Five Points beers on cask. The Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Rd, E8 1JH. Free, more information here.

CAMRA’S GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL: Tuesday, 7th August – Saturday, 11th August. If real ale makes you happy, head to CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival at Olympia for over 900 examples (in addition to ciders and perries). Plenty of food options, traditional pub games and live music makes this a great day out. Some London brewers will be represented, including The Five Points Brewing Company, who will be serving up their delicious Derailed Porter. Olympia London, Hammersmith Rd, Hammersmith, W14 8UX. Tickets are £11 for non-CAMRA members and additional add-ons are available on the website here.

DRINK THE BAR DRY AT THE PEMBURY TAVERN: Saturday, 11th August – Sunday, 12th August. We return to The Pembury Tavern for this event because the pub needs YOU. They’ve got heaps of beer to get through to empty their cellar as they’re having a few renovations, including the arrival of a brand new kitchen from Italian-American food gurus, Capish?. They’ve got plenty of special beers to get through, so head down for some discounted drinks and to bid The Pembo adieu (until September). The Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Rd, E8 1JH. Free, more information here.

BEER FESTY: Saturday, 11th August, 3pm – late. The Star by Hackney Downs is getting into the beer festival spirit with both a showcase of beer and music. Six breweries are involved, including some London-based darlings, The Five Points Brewing Company, Signature Brew, Orbit Beers and Pillars Brewery. Get your £5 ticket in advance for a tasting flight and a shot of bourbon (oof!). The Star by Hackney Downs, 35 Queensdown Rd, E5 8JQ. Advance tickets are £5 and can be purchased here.

THE HACKNEY BEER HOP: Saturday, 11th August, 12pm-5pm. The Five Points Brewing Company are certainly very busy this month, but this one is for charity, so listen up: join them for the second edition of the Hackney Beer Hop with Headway East London, a local charity supporting people affected by brain injury. Grab yourself a £10 ticket – all proceeds of this go to the charity – and enjoy an afternoon of being led around East London to The Five Points Brewery, The Cock Tavern,  Pressure Drop Brewing x Verdant Brewing Co TaproomThe Chesham ArmsDeviant & Dandy Brewery and finishing at The Pembury TavernVarious locations, tickets are a £10 charitable donation and can be purchased here.

WEIRD BEARD TAP TAKEOVER: Wednesday, 15th August – Friday, 17th August. West London is in luck because Weird Beard Brew Co have been invited to take over the taps at The Old Pack Horse. Located very close to the actual brewery, the bar is promising some of the best of Weird Beard’s core range in addition to some delicious specials. The Old Pack Horse, 434 High Rd, Chiswick, W4 5TF. Free, more information here.

DEPTFORD CRAFT BEER FEAST II: Sunday, 26th August, 12pm-9pm. Hop Stuff Brewery‘s Deptford Craft Beer Feast is back for the summer (and on a bank holiday weekend, no less!). This was a very popular event in March, so be sure to get down early to enjoy beers from a lengthy list of London favourites. Throw some delicious street food and live music into the mix and you’ve got yourself a party. Deptford Market Yard, SE8 4BX. Free, more information 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.

London Brewers’ Market Round-up: July 2018

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 & HobdayBianca Road Brew CoBrewheadzCanopy Beer CompanyThe Five Points Brewing CompanyKew 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.

London Brewers’ Market at the Horniman Museum Festival of Dance


We are delighted to be back at the Horniman Museum and Gardens to celebrate the opening event of the summer season with their Festival of Dance.

We are hosting a line-up of 8 breweries hailing from across London – each one independently owned and bursting with tasty beers and beverages to keep thirsts quenched across the day.

Alongside an international street food offering and arts-and-crafts sessions across the day, there will be fun for all of the family (and not just the beer drinkers in the group!)

Nestled in the leafy heart of Forest Hill, South London the Horniman Museum and Gardens have stunning views across London with plenty of space for lounging in the sun and even a minature golf course if you fancy playing a few holes.

Throughout the day there will be dance performances, East African dance classes and live music on the bandstand with performances from Op Sa!Ella Mesma Company and Malphino.

Confirmed brewery lineup so far includes:


Canopy Beer Co

Southwark Brewery

The Five Points Brewing Company

Kew Brewery

Anspach and Hobday

Bianca Road

London Beer Lab

The all day event is free and open to all. We’re excited to see everyone there for what’s going to be a cracking Sunday.






London Brewers’ Market Round-up: June 2018

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.

We’re launching straight into June with a London Brewers’ Market Field Day/ The Mighty Hoopla edition! If you’re headed down to Brockwell Park for either Field Day or The Mighty Hoopla (maybe both?), then we’ve got you covered for drinks. But don’t fret if you can’t make it down, as there’s plenty of summer vibes to go around in London for the next 30 days.

Summer is officially in full swing (metrological summer starts on the 1stof June, y’all) and nothing beats the sun like a beer or three, so get planning to make the most of the warmest months.

LONDON BREWERS’ MARKET AT FIELD DAY & THE MIGHTY HOOPLA: Friday, 1st June, 11am – Sunday 3rd June, 11pm. This will be the third year that we’ve set up a London Brewers’ Market in conjunction with Field Day and we couldn’t be more excited! We’re bringing great beer to complement two great music festivals and we’re doing it with the support of 10 London breweries, namely: Anspach & Hobday, Bullfinch Brewery, Canopy Beer Co, The Five Points Brewing Company, Fourpure Brewing Co, Gipsy Hill Brewing Company, Hackney Brewery, Mondo Brewing Company, Orbit Beers and Signature Brew. Solid stuff, right? Brockwell Park, SE24 9BL. More information here.

BREW BY NUMBERS TAP TAKEOVER: Friday, 1st June, 12pm- 12am. Bermondsey’s Brew by Numbers is bringing Friday beers to Nothing Hill! Join them at The Italian Job, where they’ll have an impressive selection of eight beers on tap for one night only. From session IPAs to stouts, they’re pouring something for all tastes. The Italian Job (Notting Hill), 45 All Saints Road, W11 1HE. Free, more information here.

MONDO BREWERY’S BIG THREE: Saturday, 2nd June, 12pm-10pm. Holy smokes, Mondo Brewing Company is turning three this weekend! They’re putting on quite the birthday bash, with great beer (obviously), DJs, street food and party games. They’re also promising cake, so all pieces are in place for ultimate birthday vibes. The event is free, but if you register for a ticket, you’ll have a chance at winning some very nice prizes (of goodies and beer, indisputably the best kind of prizes). Mondo Brewing, 86 Stewarts Road, SW8 4UG. Free, but register for your ticket here.

SUMMER IN W7: WEIRD BEARD BREWERY OPEN DAY: Sunday 3rd June, 12pm-8pm. Every now and then, Weird Beard Brew Co throw the brewery’s doors open to the public and it’s always worth making the journey. Celebrate the official start to summer with the Weird Beard crew and some exceptionally fresh beers. Eight beers will be pouring, including some specials and some barrel aged beauties, and brewery tours will be offered in an impromptu fashion. Food and tunes will also be on hand to keep stomachs happy and feet moving. Weird Beard Brew Co., Unit 5 Boston Business Park, W7 2QA. Free, more information here.

PEMBURY TAVERN CASK PARTY: Thursday, 7th June, 4pm until Sunday, 10th June. You’ve probably heard that The Five Points Brewing Company finally got the keys to the legendary Hackney boozer, Pembury Tavern, and they’re ready to start putting their mark on the place. This weekend-long festival will highlight some of the UK’s best in cask beer, including some London favourites. Keep your eyes peeled for the full line-up over on their event page. Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Road, E8 1JH. Free, more information here.

BOHEM BREWERY OPENING PARTY. Saturday, 9th June, 12pm-8pm. There’s a new brewery opening its doors in Tottenham! Bohem Brewery welcomes you to come Czech out what they’re doing (sorry), as this group of Czech expats are brewing up some traditional lagers and will have an IPL, DIPL and a smoked lager pouring on the day. Food stalls will be keeping punters happy and all visitors will get a free half of their session pils, so get there early to bask in the beautifully refined style that is lager! Free, more information here. Bohem Brewery, Unit 5, Littleline House, 43 West Road, N17 0RE.

MEET THE BREWER – TWO TRIBES BREWING: Tuesday, 12th June, 6pm-8pm. If you’re in The City, The Arbitrager is a bit of a hidden gem that occasionally hosts tap takeovers. In this instance, they’re welcoming Two Tribes Brewing for a beer launch, meet the brewer and tap takeover fun. This is a great bet if you haven’t made it down to the new Two Tribes King’s Cross brewery yet. The Arbitrager, 27A Throgmorton Street, EC2N 2AN. Free, more information here.

TWO TRIBES X SOLVAY SOCIETY COLLAB LAUNCH: Wednesday, 13th June, 6:30pm-9:30pm. For more Two Tribes Brewing fun, head over to their brewery for the launch of their collaboration beer with Solvay Society. Brewers from both camps will be present and Superego, a four piece band from the Midlands, will be performing. Expect beers pouring from both breweries and even get a free beer if you’re one of the first 25 people through the door. Two Tribes Brewing Co, Tileyard Studios, Tileyard Rd, King’s Cross, N7 9AH. Free, more information here.

LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR – PARTIZAN SUMMER SHOWCASE: Thursday, 14th June, 6pm – Friday 15 June, 12pm. The kind folks over at BrewDog Shoreditch like to celebrate some of London’s best brewers with their Love thy Neighbour Project, so OF COURSE they’ve invited Partizan Brewing along for this summer showcase. Meet the brewer and sample some summery delights from Partizan. It’s nice when you have such talented neighbours! BrewDog Bar Shoreditch, 51-55 Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6LA. Free, more information here.

*new* LONDON BREWERS’ MARKET AT GREENWICH MARKET: Friday, 22nd June, 5:30pm-10:30pm. Because sometimes, one London Brewers’ Market a month just isn’t enough, we’re setting up again in Greenwich Market on the 22nd June. We’re showcasing South London breweries (mostly) and there will be both delicious food from the market vendors and fantastic music. Join Big Smoke Brew CoThe Five Points Brewing Company, Hammerton BreweryThe London Beer FactoryORA BrewingOrbit BeersReunion Ales and Southwark Brewing Company for a night of solid beery fun. Greenwich Market, SE10 9HZ. Free, more information here.

LONDON BREWERS’ ALLIANCE BEER FESTIVAL: Saturday, 23rd June, 1pm-7pm. This is going to be mega: a beer festival from the London Brewers’ Alliance hosting over 40 of London’s best breweries! We assume that you’ve already gotten your ticket, but just in case, this will all be happening at Fuller’s Brewery in West London. Every brewery will have a brewer repping them, so this is a good opportunity to meet the face behind your favourite London beers – while enjoying those very beers. Fuller’s, Griffin Brewery, Chiswick Lane South, W4 2QB. All inclusive tickets are £35 and can be purchased here

*new* PARTIZAN BREWING TASTING & PARTY: Friday, 29th June, 5pm-10pm. Ain’t no party like a tasting party, so hop over to Hackney, head straight to craftndraft to meet Dee from Bermondsey’s Partizan Brewing and enjoy some tasters and pints. A great Friday plan, we think. craftndraft, 289 Hackney Road, E2 8NA. Free, more information here.

*new* BEAVERTOWN SUMMER SOLSTICE: Saturday, 30th June, 2pm-8pm. Tottenham favourites Beavertown Brewery have an unbeatable line-up of sour beers on at their taproom for their Summer Solstice event. If sours are your thing, you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to bask in the sun and sip some tart collaborations with an array of big names and a focus on UK and Irish breweries. Delicious food will be served up from Souvlaki Street and Soffles Pitta Chips. Beavertown Brewery, Unit 17, Lockwood Industrial Park, Mill Mead Rd, N17 9QP. Free, more information 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.

The London Brewers’ Market at Field Day and the Mighty Hoopla!


We are back at Field Day London for our third London Brewers’ Market set amongst the festival vibes of one of our favourite events of the summer season, Field Day. Like previous years, we are joined by 10 of London’s finest and most exciting breweries hailing from across the capital, all pouring a selection of tasty beer on draught.

With DJs, bands and artists performing all day and into the evening, come and see us at the London Brewers’ Market for a dazzling array of brews to keep your thirsts quenched and good-beer-pangs at bay. We’ll have something for everyone; from pale ales and IPAs, sours and saisons to pilsners and kolsch, to red ales, porters and stout.

On Sunday, 3rd June, all 10 breweries will also be pouring at the Mighty Hoopla, also in Brockwell Park. It’s a celebration of London’s alternative club culture packed with awesome acts and DJs, bedazzling dancers and flamboyant performers galore.

The Line-Up:

The Five Points Brewing Company
Market organisers and parent brewery of the London Brewers’ Market, Five Points have been brewing modern, flavourful beer with a commitment to quality and their local community for the past five years. Following the success of last year’s collaborative Field Day Citrus Pale (and those incredibly popular “cat cans”) the team cannot wait to back at the festival once more, and will be bringing the festival feelings with their sessionable and tropical XPA, or crisp and refreshing Pils.

Canopy Beer Company
Hidden under the railway arches in Herne Hill, a stone’s throw from Brockwell Park, you will find Canopy Beer Co; a brewery and taproom making small batch beers since 2014. The emphasis is on drinkable, accessible beers made with minimal intervention – no filtration, no finings and no pasteurisation. The beers are big, juicy and jammed full of flavour.

Bullfinch Brewery & Tap Room
Tucked away in an another railway arch in South East London you can find Bullfinch Brewery and Tap. Their contemporary take on craft beer in the UK aims to create unique brews that break away from traditional style guidelines, and their bold, colourfully branded core range always hits the spot.

The Gipsy Hill Brewing Co.
With their iconic branding and simple, full-flavoured brews, Gipsy Hill have fast established themselves as a big presence in London – and beyond. Their sessionable core range pints like Hepcat and Beatnik are likely to quench some thirsts at Field Day, we reckon, and we can’t wait to see what else they bring to the bar.

Orbit Beers
Born from a love of music, travel and beer, Walworth Orbit Beers will be bringing their European inspired beers to the festival. Influenced by the delicious beers of Germany and Belgium, Orbit takes classic styles and makes them their own – drinkable, balanced, and totally individual.

Signature Brew
If Signature’s mission statement is to improve the quality of beer at live music events, we’re confident that they’ll be pretty chuffed with the beery line-up at this year’s Field Day festival. Solid core beers like their Roadie, an “all night IPA”, are going to be perfectly matched to the two days of festival vibes ahead.

Fourpure Brewing Co.
Inspired by the adventure of their travels, Fourpure’s flavourful and accessible core range makes for perfect festival sipping. Their flavourful series of one-off specials will keep the adventurous at bay, too.

Hackney Brewery
The superb Hackney Brewery return to our festival beer garden once again with their incredible line-up of beer, popular in their East London environs and beyond. Whether its their flagship Kapow!, an American style pale packed with tropical punch, or their new (and delicious) peach sour, Hackney Brewery’s beers are a welcome addition to our Field Day line-up once again.

Anspach & Hobday
Guided by the wave of contemporary craft beer and the illustrious brewing heritage of London, Anspach & Hobday’s vision is to put London back at the centre of the map for beer in Europe. Alongside a delectable core range, they will be bringing some special and seasonal releases to the market, which we can’t wait to try.

Field Day has relocated this year to Brockwell Park, Brixton, and will take place over two days, Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd June. The London Brewers’ Market will be open and serving each day, as well as the Mighty Hoopla on Sunday, 3rd June. Both are ticketed events so you will need a ticket to the festivals to come and hang out at the London Brewers’ Market.

Can’t wait to see you at the bar!

We are back at Old Spitalfield’s Market on Saturday, 12th May!

We are back at Old Spitalfield’s Market for our first London Brewers’ Market of the year! On Saturday, 12th May, we will be back in business alongside our friends at the Independent Label Market and over 20 of London’s finest independent brewers.

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From pale ales, IPAs and sours, to brown ales, stouts and porters, the London Brewers’ Market brings together beer styles and influences from across the globe to showcase the very best of our city’s brewing talent. The Independent Label Market unites founders of the world’s greatest independent record labels to sell their fresh vinyl produce directly to the public. It’s going to be fantastic music and beer filled afternoon, with DJ sets and good vibes all round.

We’ll be serving from 11.30am until 6.30pm; the market is totally free entry and open to all. We will be announcing our partner breweries in due course, so keep your eyes peeled for updates. It’s going to be a good’un – we hope to see you there!

Confirmed Line-Up:

The Five Points Brewing Company 

Hackney Brewery

Moncada Brewery

The London Beer Factory

Bianca Road Brewing Company

Bullfinch Brewery

Mondo Brewing Company

Canopy Beer Co

Anspach & Hobday

Solvay Society


Signature Brew

Brick Brewery


Three Sods


Big Smoke Brew Co

One Mile End

Truman’s Brewery

Forest Road Brewing Company

Pillars Brewery

Ora Brewery

Southwark Brewery