London Brewers’ Market at Greenwich Market: Friday, 5 May

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We are pleased to announce our next London Brewers’ Market alongside Independent Label Market on Friday, the 5th of May, for a Night Market extravaganza at the historic Greenwich Market!

London Brewers’ Market organisers The Five Points Brewing Company have brought together a fine South London showcase of beery peers to rock the stalls on that Friday evening. We look forward to enjoying beer from our friends at Orbit Beers, Bullfinch Brewery, Partizan Brewing, Bianca Road Brewing Company, The London Beer Factory, Canopy Beer Co., Villages, Brockley Brewery and Gipsy Hill Brewing Company to enjoy at the market as well as to take away for the rest of the evening!

Get it in the diary! This event is free entry and all are welcome. Be sure to check in with our pals at Independent Label Market to see what record labels will be bringing the tunes for the evening. We’ll see you at Greenwich Market for this join Night Market!

London Brewers’ Market Event Round-up: April 2017

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. 

Wait, it’s April already?

Okay, we’ll endure the showers in exchange for the occasional clement afternoon. All we ask for is just enough warmth to make beer gardens a destination. The days are longer now, so we once again find the energy to endure the 9 to 5 and still fit in drinks with friends.

For you, April showers might mean April sours – or maybe you’re sticking to your perennial pint? No matter what you’re drinking, there’s plenty of outdoor potential this month. And when it inevitably does rain, there’s always a pub or taproom nearby.

LONDON BREWERS’ MARKET: Saturday, April 1, 11am-6.30pm. We’re kick-starting April with another highly anticipated London Brewers’ Market in the Old Spitalfields Market. In conjunction with the Independent Record Label Market, 25 of London’s hottest and newest breweries will be wrangled together in one place. This is a great purview of what the London beer scene is looking like right now, all in a buzzing East London atmosphere with a soundtrack provided by live DJs. Catch the first LBM appearance of breweries such as Brewheadz and Affinity Brew Co. Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields, London EC1 6EW. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1964738580423073/permalink/1982354561994808/

BEAVERTOWN BLOODY ‘ELL LAUNCH: Saturday, April 8, various locations and times. This hotly anticipated annual release is finally here – Beavertown Brewery is unleashing their freshly brewed Bloody ‘Ell blood orange IPA across several select venues and in their Tottenham Hale taproom (it will be on general release from Monday, April 10). There’s a reason why people clamour about this juicy beer and we’re eager to taste this year’s batch. Beavertown Taproom, 17-18 Lockwood Industrial Estate, London N17 9QP and other locations. Free: https://www.instagram.com/p/BRvWehKjBJr/?taken-by=beavertownbeer 

UNITE BEER LAUNCH PARTY AT WILD CARD: Saturday, April 8, 6pm-12am. Wild Card Brewery invited a group of women – brewers and from the social group Crafty Beer Girls – into their Brewhouse for International Women’s Day on March 8 2017. They brewed United Local Rhubarb Pale Ale as part of International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day (IWCBD), where women around the globe come together and brew under the ‘Unite’ brand. The fruits of their labour will be launched at Wild Card with some great music guaranteed, including an ‘exclusively feminist’ juke box. Wild Card Brewery, Unit 7, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall Street, London E17 9HQ. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1820110544979376/

HOMERTON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF BEER AND SNACKS: Thursday, 13 April, 4pm-Sunday 16 April at 11pm. The Adam & Eve pub in Homerton is putting together this little hoo-hah over the long Easter weekend. Food and beer? Sold. London breweries will be represented by The Five Points Brewing Company, Beavertown Brewery, Wild Card Brewery and East London Brewing Company. If that wasn’t enough to get this in your diary, Taiwanese food will be dished out by Bao in collaboration with Thai masters Som Saa and Kiln. An international selection of bar snacks will also be on hand in addition to an impressive line-up of DJs. Sounds better than the typical Easter diet comprised entirely of chocolate, right? The Adam & Eve, 155 Homerton High Street, London E9 6AS. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/425306651137625/

HOP STUFF SORACHI ACE LAUNCH PARTY: Thursday, 13 April, 6pm-9pm. Happy accidents do happen, as proven by Hop Stuff Brewery. Crossed wires led to them receiving a delivery of Sorachi Ace hops from their supplier and they’ve adhered to the old ‘when life gives you lemons…’ mantra: they’ve brewed a special red ale and will be pairing this beer with some delicious Japanese-inspired Furikake loaded fries at The Taproom. For a tenner, you’ll get two drinks, one helping of fries and will have a shot at some fabulous prizes on the night. A tenner well spent, we think. The Taproom, 15 Major Draper Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 9GD. Tickets are £10 each and can be purchased here.

HACKNEY BREWERY AT THE CAT & MUTTON: Thursday, 13 April, 8pm-late. The folks at Hackney Brewery are taking over four lines at The Cat & Mutton in Broadway Market. They’ll be serving up their Kapow! Pale Ale, Push Eject IPA, Lager and a new pale with juicy Waimea, Galaxy and Motueka hops. The evening’s playlist will be curated by the Hackney crew, who will also be on the scene, and provided by a live DJ. Spoiler: it’s likely going to be an eclectic mix that will have you shuffling your feet in no time. The Cat & Mutton, 76 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ.

40 HILLS OF ISTANBUL PARTY AT 40FT: Saturday, April 15, 12pm-11pm. Head to Dalston for this celebration of Anatolian history and culture at the Bootyard. The guys from 40FT Brewery take reached out to the local Turkish community and promise some delicious fare from Irem Aksu, who has curated a menu of both tradition and contemporary Turkish food – expect delicacies such as midye dolma, borek and balık-ekmek in addition to some street food inspired by Istanbul. Further cultural insights will be provided by music, film and dance throughout the afternoon/evening. You might want to save your appetite for this. 40FT Brewery taproom, Bootyard, Abbott Street, London E8 3DP. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/424037227945768/

BIANCA TAP ROOM OPENING: Saturday, April 15, 2pm-9pm. Travel to Peckham to check out Bianca Road Brewing Co’s new taproom. This brewery opened last year and specialise in modern West Coast American style beers. Expect music and food with more details to be confirmed. Bianca Road Brew Co, 95 Bianca Road, London SE15 6SJ. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1398106853544101/

FIELD DAY VS FIVE POINTS CITRUS ALE LAUNCH PARTY: Friday, April 21, 7pm-12am. The Five Points Brewing Co have joined forces with everyone’s favourite East London summer festival, Field Day, to brew a sessionable pale. With the addition of organic lemon and grapefruit zest, this is bound to be THE thirst-quenching beer of summer 2017. If you want to try it first, head to Mason & Company for this launch party. Music will be curated by Field Day DJs and there’s even a chance to win VIP Field Day tickets (ohmigod!). Mason & Company, 25 East Bay Lane, Here East, Hackney Wick, London, E20 3BS. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/762636257239158/

DALSTON BEER DAY: Saturday, April 22, 12pm-9pm. Back for a second year, Dalston Beer Day celebrates London breweries. Hosted by 40FT Brewery, some of the crème de la crème have been invited to serve thirsty East Londoners. Confirmed breweries include Beavertown Brewery, The Kernel, Pillars Brewery and more. Expect fantastic atmosphere with lively music, a friendly crowd and some lip-smacking food from The Dusty Knuckle and Honest Burgers on site. Daslton came out en masse to attend last year, so be part of this now annual party. 40FT Brewery taproom, Bootyard, Abbott Street, London E8 3DP. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1669486206679944/

WEIRD BEARD’S SPRING-TIME OPEN DAY: Sunday, April 23, 12pm-7pm. When the Weird Beard Brew Co crew host an open day, you jump on it. Come along for very special beers pouring, including some collaborations, and stock up with their bottles (core and special beers will be available). The team will be on hand for a chat and will also be hosting informal brewery tours. Food will be dished up from Salty Loins and awesome merch will be available to purchase. It’s a proverbial Weird Beard utopia, so don’t miss out. Weird Beard Brew Co., Unit 5 Boston Business Park, London W7 2QA. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/265373680592415/

* new* HACKNEY BREWERY TAP TAKEOVER: Tuesday, April 25, 6pm-8pm. The Hackney Brewery team will be headed to The Arbitrager for this tap takeover and meet the brewer session. They will have seven beers on tap, including: Kapow!, Push Eject, Lager and the Session IPA. They will also have all three of their special Stooge Project beers: the Waimea Sour, Gose and Peach & Basil Sour. Dan and Ricardo from the brewery will be on hand to chat about everything that’s been going on there in recent months. The Arbitrager, 27 Throgmorton St, London EC2N 2AN. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1762692230709106/

CANOPY BEER V FIVE POINTS BREWING BRAWL: Wednesday, April 26, 8pm-11pm. Ding Ding! The Jackdaw and Star is hosting a battle for the ages, where reigning champions, Canopy Beer Co, will take on The Five Points Brewing Co. Who will be victorious? For £10, spectators will sample 6 beers with snacks to accompany, will have the chance to meet the brewers and witness the all-important judging. Bring it on! Jackdaw and Star, 224 Homerton High Street, London E9 6AS. Tickets are £10 and can be purchased here: https://electricstarpubs.eventcube.io/events/6777/brewery-brawl/

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. This post will be edited as the month progresses to include new events, so watch this space!

Full Line-up for 1st April London Brewers’ Market at Old Spitalfields!

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Look sharp, London Brewers’ Market lovers! We’ve got the full line-up of our next market at Old Spitalfields Market, featuring 25 of some of your favourite London breweries as well as some new brew crews on the block!

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Here’s the line-up in full:

  • The Five Points Brewing Company, Hackney – London Brewers’ Market organisers and East London legends The Five Points are back again with their colourful range of brilliant brews. Seek out some of their rarer bottles alongside their incredible core range including their Barrel Aged Railway Porter and the latest round of Old Greg’s Barley Wine.
  • Affinity Brew Co., Tottenham Hale – One of a few newcomers to the London brewing scene, Affinity are putting out an exciting range of delicious beers. Case in point: Toowoomba, their Lamington cake-inspired stout fermented with raspberries and conditioned with toasted coconut and cacao nibs. Yes, please!
  • Anspach & Hobday, Bermondsey – Those fine folks at Anspach & Hobday are really coming into their own with their remarkable main brews alongside seasonal specials. Enjoy a slice of their Bermondsey tap room at Old Spitalfields, complete with their wonderful hospitality and tasty beers to enjoy in the beer garden.
  • Beavertown Brewery, Tottenham Hale – Powerhouses of craft Beavertown Brewery are joining us once again for London Brewers’ Market. Prepare yourself to scale their can mountain one Lupuloid-laden sip at a time, and be sure to bring a spare tote to mule some beers back home for the rest of the weekend!
  • Big Smoke Brew Co., Surbiton – We are pleased to have Surbiton’s own Big Smoke Brew Co. joining us for this go-around of London Brewers’ Market. If you’re a fan of milk stouts, their Underworld, which won Gold at SIBA’s South East Independent Beer Awards in cask, will be an absolute treat.
  • Brewheadz, Tottenham Hale – A new brewery out of Tottenham Hale, Brewheadz are bringing their illustrative full-flavoured ales to the London Brewers’ Market stalls for the first time! Their Electo Beat American pale ale will surely be a sunny day beer during the spring market, so be sure to check it out.
  • Brick Brewery, Peckham – Brewing beers as solid as their name, Brick Brewery are back at Old Spitalfields Market with their wonderful range of beers that have proven popular at their tap room behind Peckham Rye station. We are fans of their distinctive Kinsale Best Bitter, a London nod to the great ales of Yorkshire.
  • Bullfinch Brewery, Herne Hill – Bullfinch join us again at London Brewers’ Market for our spring iteration, and we couldn’t be happier–or hoppier, even! If you’re a hop head, go for their Alpha, an IPA inspired by the brews of the American West Coast full of dank flavours but balanced with a red, malty backbone.
  • Canopy Beer Co., Herne Hill – Creating glorious brews, the Canopy Beer Co. stall at our last market was incredibly popular, and one sip of their Brockwell IPA will show why! Cascade and Citra hops collide to create a straighforwardly tasty beer best enjoyed in the London Brewers’ Market beer garden.
  • Clarkshaws, Brixton – South London brewers Clarkshaws create contemporary spins on British classic brews. A great example is the Strange Brew, which showcases British Challenger hops alongside UK-grown Cascade for a light, refreshing English pale ale perfect for springtime.
  • Enefield, Enfield – Another newcomer to the London Brewers’ Market, Enefield are brewing great tasting beer in North London a short distance from the North Circular. Among their core range is the London Pilsner, an undoubtedly refreshing brew for the season and one to try at the London Brewers’ Market.
  • Fourpure Brewing Company, Bermondsey – Growing from strength to strength, the titans of Fourpure will be pouring their delicious brews once again at Old Spitalfields. These folks often feature a new or limited-edition brew at the London Brewers’ Market, so see what specials will be on the bar or in can at the stall directly!
  • Fuller’s, Chiswick – The oldest brewery in London Brewers’ Market as well as the oldest brewery still brewing in London, Fuller’s should need no introduction. Whether you’re a fan of their Frontier lager or looking for a fine Vintage Ale, you’ll find a definitive British brew at the Fuller’s stall.
  • Hackney Brewery, Hackney – The mighty Hackney Brewery return to the beer garden once again with their incredible line up of local beer popular in their East London environs and beyond. Get yourself a can of Kapow!, their new session IPA, for proper juicy springtime vibes!
  • Hammerton Brewery, Islington – Reviving the family name, Hammerton Brewery take influence of their Islington surroundings for their beers. Pentonville Stout is their profoundly flavoursome oyster stout that’s a favourite on London’s bars, and definitely worth delving into at London Brewers’ Market.
  • Hop Stuff Brewery, Woolwich Arsenal – Makers of the excellent Renegade IPA and other fine brews of cask, bottle and keg, Hop Stuff Brewery will be pouring their brews once more at Old Spitalfields Market this April. Stop by their stall and make plans to visit their snazzy Taproom with sourdough pizzas!
  • Moncada Brewery, Notting Hill – The magnificent Moncada Brewery are reppin’ West London in a fabulous way at this London Brewers’ Market, and we’re happy to have them on board! Their Notting Hill Ruby Rye was a recent winner at the Champion Beers of London awards at London Drinker, so stop by their stall and see what the fuss is about!
  • Mondo Brewing Company, Battersea – Those mega brewers at Mondo are making waves on the London beer scene and beyond, so don’t miss them at the Market. Their Coco Loco Smoked Coconut Porter is a fine pick for anyone with a malty sweet tooth, and one we’re planning on getting stuck into on the 1st of April!
  • One Mile End, Tottenham – The creative juices flow fast at One Mile End, who are known for their innovative brews including their Kumquat Session IPA and their Ancho Cocoa Stout alongside some stalwart core beers. There should be something for everyone at the One Mile End stand, so gather ’round their stall!
  • Orbit Beers, Walworth – Having freshly launched their spectacular Gyle 100 Fig & Date Barley Wine all around London, Orbit Beers are hittin’ their stride in a fine way in 2017! Check out what White Label brews they’ll be bringing along, as well as their superb Seven Double Brown Stout.
  • Signature Brew, Leyton – Those supersonic brewers Signature Brew are back for some LBM beer garden action at our spring market. In addition to their firm favourites such as their Studio Vienna Lager, their Nightliner Coffee Porter is a great Leyton collaborative beer with local roasters Curved Brick Co.
  • Solvay Society, Ilford – Brewing elegant Belgian-influenced beers, Solvay Society have made a splash previously at Old Spitalfields and we’re glad to have them back in the beer garden. Seek out their Structure of Matter, a Belgian pale ale that could be signalling the latest trend for continental styles.
  • Truman’s Beer, Hackney Wick – The Truman’s name was revived by Black Eagle Brewery, selling new wares with the original yeast strain from the East London legend, as “a small brewery with a big name.” The Truman’s Pale Ale is a perfect ale to pair with the tunes coming from the beer garden, so enjoy its easy-drinking action!
  • Wild Card Brewery, Walthamstow – The wonderful team behind Wild Card are experts in the beer and brewing trade, as demonstrated by their card-based beers. We are particularly fond of their Queen of Diamonds, a gloriously fresh IPA with plenty of tasty tropical flavours, so be sure to have a taste of it.
  • UBREW, Bermondsey – In addition to fostering budding brewers, UBREW have been honing on their own home range of beers at their Bermondsey premises, including one inspired by our great friend Rebecca Pate! Their Athletic Breakfast is a tasty grapefruit IPA that’s a solid pick to enjoy in the beer garden or to take home.

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Don’t forget to join us on Saturday, the 1st of April, for an amazing day with our friends at Independent Label Market! We’ll be at Old Spitalfields Market from 11am until 6:30pm with tonnes of beer on pour. Meet the folks behind London’s brilliant brewing scene! All welcome, free entry, fun times so make a plan!

 

 

London Brewers’ Market at Old Spitalfields Market: First Fourteen Announced

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We are pleased to be back at Old Spitalfields Market alongside Independent Label Market on Saturday, the 1st of April!

Here’s the first set of stall holders for this round of London Brewers’ Market, which includes some fresh faces along with some veterans of the London beer world:

  1. The Five Points Brewing Company (organisers), Hackney
  2. Bullfinch Brewery, Herne Hill
  3. Hackney Brewery, Hackney
  4. Brewheadz, Tottenham Hale
  5. Anspach & Hobday, Bermondsey
  6. Solvay Society, Ilford
  7. Beavertown Brewery, Tottenham Hale
  8. One Mile End, Tottenham
  9. Fourpure Brewing Company, Bermondsey
  10. Orbit Beers, Walworth
  11. Canopy Beer Co., Herne Hill
  12. Mondo Brewing Company, Battersea
  13. Affinity Brew Co., Tottenham Hale
  14. UBREW, Bermondsey

We have more breweries to announce soon, so keep your eyes peeled and save the date! We’ve got event pages on both Eventbrite and Facebook for easy planning and for you to share the day with friends.

London Brewers’ Market at Old Spitalfields Market is free entry and we’ll be open from 11am, so come along and taste some of the best this city has to offer in beer!

London Brewers’ Market at Venn Street Market: Saturday, 25 March

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Viva Venn Street! Come and see a tidy collection of London Brewers’ Market vendors at the wonderful Venn Street Market on Saturday, the 25th of March! Enjoy brews from some our favourite London breweries while you peruse the wonderful food and craft stalls at this classic Saturday market in Clapham!

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Here’s our line-up of breweries for Venn Street Market on Saturday, the 25th:

The Five Points Brewing Company – The London Brewers’ Market organisers are back and bringing some of their beloved beers along in both cans and bottles. Expect some rarer offerings including their Barrel Aged Railway Porter and latest Old Greg’s Barley Wine!

Howling Hops – Howling Hops are joining their Hackney neighbours along south of the river. Taste some of their brews made in their unique tank bar–the first of its kind in the UK!

Anspach & Hobday – Bermondsey’s own Anspach & Hobday are making a return to Venn Street alongside Five Points and Gipsy Hill. Let’s hope they bring some of their Smoked Porter!

Gipsy Hill Brewing Company – Characterful beers made by wonderful folks, Gipsy Hill will have something for everyone at Venn Street Market. Pick up a few brews in some of their sweet carrying cases for a gift… to yourself.

Brixton Brewery – We’re glad to have Brixton Brewery along for our latest Venn Street jaunt! Their Atlantic APA is a favourite of their tasty range of beers, so don’t miss it when visiting.

Umbrella Brewing – These Holloway Heroes are making alcoholic ginger beer that’s packing plenty of punch! Get a taste of their refreshingly zippy offering to get you in the mood for the warmer weather.

You can enjoy beer on draught from our brewers as well as pick up bottles and cans for take-away to fill your fridge at home.

Get it in the diary! We’ll be operating the same time as Venn Street Market will be running, so that’s 10am until 4pm. Stop by and meet the brewers behind some of your favourite beers, or discover a new local brew!

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This is a great event leading up to the London Brewers’ Market at Old Spitalfields just a week later! Both events are free entry, so stop in.

London Brewers’ Market Event Round-up: March 2017

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. 

February was a short month that ended on a crescendo with Craft Beer Rising, the UK’s biggest craft beer festival. In comparison, March seems a bit of a downer. Wages must be spread across a full 31 days and the weather isn’t mild enough to be considered spring. March might be a month to endure, but it thankfully isn’t uneventful.

In fact, there are a number of noteworthy events hosted by London’s breweries across the month, so let’s get straight into filling your diary now. March doesn’t have to be so glum!

SIGNATURE BREW NIGHTLINER LAUNCH: Wednesday, 1 March, 7pm-11pm. Those musical bunch at Signature Brew have collaborated with  Curved Brick Co to bring you Nightliner, a 5.7% coffee porter that guarantees to be an orchestra of flavour. They’re setting up shop at The Leyton Star for the occasion, including both keg and cask versions, with a one-off special available to boot. Those burger kings We Serve Humans will keep drinkers satiated with a Nightliner-inspired special as well. The Leyton Star, 116 High Road, Leyton, London E15 2BX. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/380411435654626/

WILD CARD TAP TAKEOVER WEEKEND AT THE CHEQUERS: Friday, 3 March until Sunday, 5 March. The Chequers in Walthamstow has invited Wild Card Brewery to man their taps for an entire weekend. In addition to their decked out core range, there will be specials on hand for eager drinkers. Even the pub’s food has been given a bit of wild makeover, with a King of Hearts blonde ale battered fish & chips or a beer fondant. There are a few events happening across the residency, including a meet the brewer sessions (7pm-9pm on Friday and 1pm-4pm on Saturday) and an acoustic lunch from 1pm-4pm on Sunday. No jokers here, folks. The Chequers, 145 High Street, London E17 7BX. Free:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1930691360487377/

INDY LAGER LAUNCH PARTY AT FOURPURE: Saturday, 4 March, 11am-10pm. Go Bermondsey way to celebrate the launch of Fourpure Brewing Co’s Indy Lager. It’s served in a Tallboy Can, that’s 500ml of drinking bliss, and promises to be a crisp, refreshing beer. The brewery crew will be hosting tours every hour between 12-4pm, first come first served. There will be free giveaways of the new addition with all of the regular favourites (and some seasonals) on at the bar. Food will be courtesy of Oh My Dog!, who might just do the best darn veggie dogs in London (their non veggie dogs also look fab too). Fourpure Brewing Co, 22 Bermondsey Trading Estate, Rotherhithe New Road, London SE16 3LL. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/212348229237678/

BREWHEADZ SHOWCASE AT BREWDOG: Sunday, 5 March, 12pm-11pm. Brewheadz is the brainchild of three Italian friends and brewed right here in London. These guys have been doing the rounds around the city, showcasing their three core beers and receiving an enthusiastic reception. Head to BrewDog in Clapham Junction to try all three and see for yourself what the fuss is about- they’re passionate about the quality of their ingredients, which is the basis for every great beer. The team will also be happy to have a chat about their story and range on the day. BrewDog Clapham Junction, 11 – 13 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1658752767484842/

LONDON DRINKER BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL: Wednesday, 8 March – Friday, 10 March. Now in its 33rd year, this CAMRA event will be celebrating London breweries at the Camden Centre. There are 250 London beers available throughout the festival in addition to homemade food from Phil’s Pop Up Kitchen. Tutored tasting sessions will be hosted across the three days and a number of events and games, including a pub quiz (Wednesday evening) and a Tombola. The Champion Beers of London will be judged and awarded on Thursday morning, then available to sample from Thursday afternoon onwards. Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, London WC1H 9AU. Tickets are £4 a session (£3 for CAMRA members) with other ticket pricing options here.

40 SHADES OF GREEN WITH 40FT: Saturday, 18 March, 11am-11pm. The guys at 40ft Brewery are turning Saint Patrick’s Day on its head by eschewing the traditional black stuff for their own silky Deep stout. They’re showcasing modern Irish culture across an itinerary of music, drink and food. They’ve invited a team of Irish food producers and chefs to feed guests alongside a distiller to serve up Poitín, one of Ireland’s most notorious drinks. There will be Irish DJs spinning and, naturally, a selection of beers that will make both Irish and non-Irish  eyes smile. 40FT Brewery, Bootyard, Abbott Street, London E8 3DP. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1280624665347623/

THE FIVE POINTS KNEES UP AT THE MORGAN ARMS: Thursday, 23 March, 5.30pm-10pm. There’s nothing like a good, old-fashioned East London knees-up and The Five Points Brewing Company know how it’s done. They’re headed to The Morgan Arms, promising a selection of their beers alongside some specials and the chance to win some fabulous prizes. This is a lovely pub if you haven’t been that is also rumoured to be one of Danny Boyle’s regular haunts. The Morgan Arms, 43 Morgan Street, London E3 5AA. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1891586284450590/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1488194164611061

LONDON BREWERS’ MARKET AT VENN STREET MARKET: Saturday, 25 March, 10am-4pm. We love setting up at Venn Street Market and have a pretty solid line-up of London breweries involved for this March date. Dotted among the regular market stalls, find Howling Hops Brewery, Gipsy Hill Brewing CoThe Five Points Brewing CompanyBrixton Brewery and Anspach & Hobday, all willing and ready to serve up great beer and will also be selling bottles. This is a fresh food market, so don’t forget to have a mosey around – it’s the perfect opportunity to up your dinner game with some choice beer and food pairing. Venn Street Market, Venn Street, London SW4 7UF. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/830541000426744/

MASON & CO SATURDAY SESSIONS WITH FIVE POINTS: Saturday, 25 March, 12pm-2pm. Head to Hackney Wick for this tutored tasting with The Five Points Brewing Company at Mason & Company. Places are limited to 20 people, but groups will be led through a range of beers and given an overview of the history of the East London brewery. Better yet, all participants are entitled to a 20% discount off brunch from the excellent Italian-American honchos Capish? before or following the event, basically making this the perfect Saturday. Mason & Company, 25 East Bay Lane, Here East, Hackney Wick, London E20 3BS. Tickets are £10 each and can be purchased here.

SAMBROOK’S SPRING FESTIVAL 2017: Saturday, 25 March, 12pm-6pm. The Sambrook’s Brewery crew are throwing a little party to celebrate spring (it’s coming soon, we promise). Think good beers, some great street food from Prairie Traditional Kansas City BBQ, mini brewery tours, live music and you’ve got…Well, a party! Excellent. They’ll be launching their new session IPA on the day as well, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Sambrook’s Brewery, Yelverton Road, Unit 1 & 2, London SW11 3QG. Tickets are £5 and can be purchased here.

BOOZERS WITHOUT BORDERS BACK IN (BARREL AGED) BLACK: Tuesday, 28 March, 7pm-11pm. This is a charity night for Help Refugees  hosted at The Draft House Chancery Lane that is concerned with all things DARK. Expect some serious barrel-aged and imperial stouts to make an appearance. The premise is simple: buy a ticket to have a taste of their growing beer collection – and there’s more than plenty to go around – with all profits going to charity. Unsurprisingly, a handful of London breweries are involved, including 40Ft Brewery with their Deeper 7% export stout and Orbit Beers with their Leaf Beechwood smoked rauch altbier. Boozing for charity is a good thing indeed.Draft House Chancery Lane, 1 Plough Place, London EC4A 1HY. Tickets are £35- £36 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. This post will be edited as the month progresses to include new events, so watch this space!

 

London Brewer’s Market at Old Spitalfields Market: Saturday, 1 April

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London Brewers’ Market returns to Old Spitalfields Market on Saturday, the 1st of April, alongside stalwart partners Independent Label Market!

Join over 20 breweries in the beer garden at one of the best beer events in London! This is a free entry event showcasing the phenomenal range of London’s brewing scene with breweries selling their beer directly to you on draught and for take-away. Come and meet the people behind some of your favourite breweries, discover new beers and breweries, peruse the record label stalls and enjoy some great food from the trades of Old Spitalfields Market!

Further details, including participating breweries, to be announced soon, but save the date and we’ll see you at the next London Brewers’ Market!