London Brewers’ Market Event Round-up: July 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. 

July means that we’re already half way through 2017. It’s certainly been a strange sort of year, but there’s still time to turn it around. London has seen some clement (and frankly uncomfortable) weather and beer garden season is officially in full force. July always packs a punch with a solid line-up of events in the city, so get ready to make your summer count.

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CRAFT BEER CARES: Saturday, July 1 – Sunday July 2, 6pm-10.30pm both days. Who cares, you ask? The people in the craft beer industry do! Breweries from far and wide have contributed beer for this event, which will see all profits donated to two great charities: Mind and the Newman Trust. The amount and scope of beer donated is impressive, with a huge line-up of London breweries taking part. Tickets have been flying out (the Saturday session is now sold out), so don’t miss out on your chance to see just how much craft beer really does care. Brew Club, 38-40 Upper Clapton Road #9, E5 8BQ. Tickets for the Sunday session are £14.40 each and can be purchased here.

THE FIVE POINTS SUMMER TAP LAUNCH: Saturday, July 1, 1pm-8pm. Those lovely folks at The Five Points Brewing Comany are bringing back their fun-filled yard parties for 2017, but with a change: instead of once a month, they will be hosting events every Saturday in their warehouse yard over the summer. They welcome you to join them for beers on tap and to take away (perfect for nearby summer picnic sessions). There will be DJs on hand to keep the summer vibes going and some tasty food from the likes of Capish? and other top-notch vendors. The Five Points Brewing Company Warehouse, 61 Mare St, E8 4RG. Free, more information here.

BREWHEADZ SUNNY SIDE LAUNCH: Saturday, July 1, 12pm-8pm. Tottenham newcomers Brewheadz will be launching their new Sunny Side session IPA and want you to be the first to have a taste. In addition to this easy-breezy summer beer, they’ll have other core beers on tap and to take away. They also promise some delicious savoury pastries from Prestige Patisserie. Brewheadz Taproom, Unit 16a, Rosebery Industrial Park, N17 9SR. Free, more information here.

ORBIT BEERS 3RD BIRTHDAY BASH: Saturday, July 1, 12pm-10pm. Join Orbit Beers to celebrate their 3rd birthday – a trove of surprises and fun are promised, including old favourites and limited edition beer, hotdogs and music. Special merchandise will be available to purchase on the day and you won’t want to miss out on the official unveiling of their new branding. This will be an unmissable day with good vibes aplenty. Orbit Beers, 225 & 228 Fielding St, SE17 3HD. Free, more information here

LONDON BREWERS’ MARKET SUMMER EDITION: Saturday, July 8, 11am-6.30pm. Head down to Old Spitalfields Market for the London Brewers’ Market summer session. As always, expect an unbeatable selection of London breweries to be serving up some intensely tasty beers. Held in conjunction with the Independent Label Market, there will also be a backdrop of banging tunes for you to enjoy while visiting stalls from the likes of  Fourpure Brewing Co., Bohem Brewery, Villages, Partizan Brewing and The Five Points Brewing Company. We might be biased, but…this is going to a be a highlight of the summer, so don’t miss out. Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, E1 6EW. Free, more information here.

HACKNEY SUMMER FETE: Saturday, July 8, 12pm-6pm. The Hackney Summer Fete is back this year to showcase the diversity and creativity that the borough is famous for. Expect a line-up of activities, music, food and – you guessed it – beer. This is a free and family-friendly afternoon, hosted in the beautiful St John at Hackney Church’s gardens. Last year, 10,000 people showed up and 2017 is promising to be even bigger and better. Signature Brew will be pouring throughout the afternoon with some help from the crew at HonestBrew to quench your thirst. Hackney Summer Fete, St John at Hackney, Lower Clapton Road, E5 0PD. Free, more information here.

HACKNEY BREWERY’S 6TH BIRTHDAY BASH: Saturday, July 15, 12pm-8pm. Hackney Brewery is celebrating its 6th birthday and you’re invited around to party under the brewery’s arches. They’re been hard at work, making big changes to their beer and branding over the past months. Taste the tasty new beers for yourself, including some of their seasonal summer wheat beers, and see their fresh new look. Food will be served up and a great East London crowd guaranteed (alongside some adorable brewery dogs…). Hackney Brewery, 358 Railway Arches, Laburnum St, E2 8BB. Free, more information here.

40FT 2ND BIRTHDAY PARTY: Saturday, July 15, 3pm-11pm. That’s right – it’s a Saturday of not one but two brewery birthday parties in East London. The crew at 40FT Brewery in Dalston are celebrating their second anniversary and have arranged for tasty food, live music and a plethora of beer to entertain crowds. There will be a special barrel-aged version of their Deepest stout available in bottle and some special one-off beers on tap. 40FT Brewery, Bootyard, Abbott Street, E8 3DP. Free, more information here.

*new* SIGNATURE BREW BREWERY OPEN DAY: Saturday, July 22, 1pm-8pm. Get inside the brewery with the Signature Brew team. During this open brewery day, plenty of beer will be available – including their core range and some special edition beers – as will food, music and great company. The team will be hosting brewery tours during the afternoon at 2pm and 4pm respectively (places should be reserved in advance by e-mailing Signature Brew, Unit 25, Leyton Business Centre, E10 7BT. Free, more information here.

PECKHAM CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL: Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23, 12pm-12:30am. The inaugural Peckham Craft Beer festival is promising to be the largest such event that South London has ever seen. Hosted by The London Beer Factory, expect a line-up for South London breweries on offer (in addition to other London-based breweries) against a backdrop of live music, a rooftop bar and lots of street food, all located in Copeland Park. Best of all? It’s free (but register here). Copeland Industrial Park, 133 Copeland Rd Unit 9a, SE15 3SN. 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.

Line-up for London Brewers’ Market Summer Sesh at Old Spitalfields

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Get ready for our next London Brewers’ Market at Old Spitalfields Market on Saturday, the 8th of July!

We’ve got a solid line-up of London’s brewing stalwarts alongside a boss selection of newer brewers rocking the stalls for our summer session at Old Spitalfields Market. There will be 25 breweries in total from all across London, repping this city from Brixton to Bounds Green with incredible IPAs, luscious lagers, stupendous saisons, gorgeous goses, palatable porters, superb stouts, and a plethora of pale ales. There will be plenty of beers on draught to enjoy in the beer garden or while perusing the records and wares at Independent Label Market, and grab some take-away beers in can and bottle for the rest of the weekend.

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Here are the breweries we will be bringing to our next London Brewers’ Market on the 8th of July:

The Five Points Brewing Company – Organisers and parent brewery of the London Brewers’ Market, The Five Points will be bringing along their popular Field Day Citrus Pale, which has been an absolute summer banger! Stop by for their legendary Railway Porter as well if you’re after something from the dark side of the beer spectrum.

Brixton Brewery – The colourful brews from Brixton Brewery will once again be at London Brewers’ Market in July! Their Atlantic APA, is an incredible beer for any time of year, and their new Coldharbour Lager is also a refreshing beverage to tuck into while chilling in the beer garden. Make it happen.

Wild Card Brewery – Those Walthamstow winners Wild Card are rocking out at our market once again with their incredible beers. The Queen of Diamonds, which is their “ostentatiously-hopped IPA”  is well peng, but you can’t go wrong with their Jack of Clubs, a ruby ale that would be delicious alongside some food from the OSM traders.

Husk Brewing – Happy to have the folks from Husk back in the fray of London Brewers’ Market this round! Check out their Mandarin & Earl Grey IPA (hello, tasty!), or if you’re after something super classic, their aptly named Old School Bitter will surely please the palates of people making their way to their stall.

Beavertown Brewery – The folks at Beavertown hardly need an introduction! If you get in early, you’ll find their stall groaning under the weight of their can mountain. Pop around for brews to take home and for favourites like Gamma Ray and Lupuloid on draught for enjoying at the market.

Umbrella Brewing – We are thrilled to be featuring those top folks at Umbrella Brewing, who are making their Spitalfields debut at our next session. Enjoy their incredibly zippy alcoholic ginger beer in the beer garden, and enjoy it in their sister venue Discount Suit Company–a top choice to head to after the market for more drinks!

Moncada Brewery – Notting Hill’s Moncada will be bringing the West London vibes once again to London Brewers’ Market in July. Check in with them for their aptly-named Notting Hill Summer to toast the sunshine of the season, or go for their Notting Hill Sour for a punchier pick.

Windsor & Eton – The award-winning Windsor & Eton crew return to Old Spitalfields with their proudly brilliant brews. Get involved in a sup of the light and tasty Windsor Knot, or cool down with a cold pint of their Republika lager or the Uprising Treason West Coast IPA.

London Brewing Co. – Those North London legends London Brewing Co. are in the house for our summertime Spitalfields market. Their Upright session IPA will make an excellent beer to ease yourself into the festivities, or go straight in for the Skyline chock-full of hoppy action.

Bianca Road Brew Co. – Another brewery making its debut turn at Old Spitalfields, Bianca Road have been bossing the beer scene from their Peckham environs. Get acquainted with their beers in can and on draught, including their super lush Session IPA and their Red Rye IPA.

Earth Ale Brewery – Those eco-motivated folks at Earth Ale Brewery are showcasing their beers once again at the London Brewers’ Market. Get a taste of their Spicy Weiss for a piquant pint in the beer garden, or grab a bottle of their Dandy Stout to enjoy at home–dark beers are awesome alongside grilled food!

Affinity Brew Co. – The crew from Affinity Brew Co. will be coming at us from their Tottenham perch to bring us their thirst-quenching brews. We’re looking forward to Parasol, a Belgian pale fermented with saison yeast, and also up for a bit of Spritz, which is a sour-mashed beer featuring hibiscus flowers. Oh yes.

London Beer Lab – Our pals at London Beer Lab are bringing their open source microbrewery attitude to our East End market this July. We would recommend getting a can or three of their Coldharbour Pils–a great beer to enjoy alongside one of the boss burgers from Bleecker Burger at Old Spitalfields Market.

Fourpure Brewing Co. – One word: Juicebox. This summertime sensation from Fourpure in its tallboy cans bobbing in ice buckets is the ideal antidote to a hot day. Discover why this citrusy IPA is the absolute bee’s knees, plus enjoy other exceptional beers from this Bermondsey brewery at our next London Brewers’ Market.

Villages – This Deptford brewery will be featured at Old Spitalfields Market for the first time! The lovely team of Villages are expected to feature their colourful cans alongside draught offerings of their brews. Taste the Toucan, a session IPA, or wet your whistle with… Whistle, their Czech lager.

Crate Brewery – Those kids at Crate got it goin’ on with their sweet canalside location in Hackney Wick, crispy pizzas and enjoyable beer. There’s the classics of Crate Lager and Crate Pale, but look out for shiny tins of their other brews, like their smashing Sour. We see evidence of a Watermelon Wheat as well, which has us all sorts of excited.

ODDLY – Our quirky friends at ODDLY have relocated since their last London Brewers’ Market with us. Now hailing from Hampton, these folks brew a Masala Chai IPA, for you to relive your Glastonbury days in a beerier but just as festive form. Fans of less-spiced beers are catered for, too: golden ale fans will revel in their RHIA.

Brew By Numbers – Swing by the Brew By Numbers stall to see what excellent saisons they’ll have on draught, because that’s 100% what we’ll be doing on market day! Don’t miss a chance to try their other brews, running the gamut of pales, IPAs, red ales, stouts and beyond. It’s no wonder why these guys are so popular on the Bermondsey Beer Mile.

Solvay SocietySolvay Society brew beers with a Belgian accent and a scientific mind in glorious Ilford, and we’re pleased to have them at London Brewers’ Market again. They brew a deliciously drinkable pale ale called Structure of Matter, which should bring all the geeks (beery and otherwise) to the yard.

Gipsy Hill Brewing Company – Those characterful guys and gals of Gipsy Hill have come far since their original appearance at London Brewers’ Market three years ago (which also was our first summer one–wheeey!). Southpaw, their super seshy amber ale, was their first beer and an excellent one to start your market visit with.

Bohem Brewery – London’s very own Czech brewery will be busting out of their Bounds Green neighbourhood and pouring their crisp collection of lagers, including a black lager called Druid, at Old Spitalfields. We are excited to be featuring Bohem Brewery, and their lagers will be well-suited to the summery vibes of our next market.

Partizan Brewing – The remarkably talented forces from Partizan are back amongst our brewers line-up, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Their Lemongrass Saison is a darling of London restaurants, but if you want something with more of a wallop, we see that their DIPA Citra is now available. Nice.

Mondo Brewing Company – We are welcoming the beery mavens of Mondo, who will be bringing their brews from Battersea. Their Coco Loco is a popular tropical-tinged porter for fans of dark beer. If you’re looking for something lighter and fruitier, their blueberry wit, Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It, is definitely one to fill your glass with. *slurp*

The London Beer Factory – The engaging brews from The London Beer Factory are back in their notable 360º removable lid cans. Buy a few tins of their easy-drinking Beyond the Pale, a pale ale with Cascade, Magnum and Mosaic hops for future park times, or enjoy a pint of their Paxton IPA in the Spitalfields beer garden.

UBREW – The training ground for the next wave of London’s brewers is producing its own beer in its Bermondsey location. UBREW are coming along with their fun and fresh range, including their Banana Party Weissbier, which sounds like a wonderful accompaniment to the sunshine we’re hoping to see on the day.

The London Brewers’ Market on the 8th of July will be running from 11am until 6:30pm and, like the Independent Label Market running alongside it, it is free entry. So come see us at Old Spitalfields Market for a staggering selection of beers from London breweries!

London Brewers’ Market at Old Spitalfields: Summer Sesh

London Brewers’ Market will be rocking the stalls at Old Spitalfields Market once again! Come join us for our summer edition on Saturday, the 8th of July, for an amazing array of beer from over 20 London breweries alongside the incredible records and vibes brought forth from our pals at Independent Label Market.

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We’ll be trading from 11am until 6:30pm, and it will be free entry as always. The line-up of trades will be announced soon, but we already have an excellent line-up of London’s brewing stalwarts alongside some smaller, newer brewers who are making waves in the industry. Our brewers will be selling beer to enjoy in the beer garden as well as bottles and cans (and maybe even crowlers?!) to stock up the fridge at home.

What are you waiting for? Get it booked in the diary! Sign up on Eventbrite or RSVP on Facebook to get it in your calendar. We’ll see you there!

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London Brewers’ Market at Greenwich Market: Friday Street Food Fest

Come join us at Greenwich Market on Friday, the 23rd of June, for their Friday Street Food Fest for Evening Standard Food Month!

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We’ll have a tidy array of London breweries pouring their beer alongside some tasty food offerings from a long list of street food traders, including Pimp My Ramen, Salt Shed, LamJam, Big V, Pesky Buns and more.

Enjoy a great range of beers from Partizan Brewing, Orbit Beers, Villages, Bianca Road Brew Co., Hop Stuff Brewery and LBM organisers The Five Points Brewing Company. There will be pilsners to pair alongside hot dogs, porters to partner with salt beef bagels, pale ales to twin with empanadas, and saisons to satisfy with a surfeit of sandwiches. Plus there will be plenty of beer to purchase for the rest of weekend in cans and bottles.

Contributing to the festive foodie and beery vibes will be music courtesy of The Disco Biscuit DJs, and there’s even a free glass of Prosecco if you register on EventBrite.

Greenwich Market’s Friday Street Food Fest will be running from 6pm until 10:30pm, and you can get the full list of food traders on their event page. Get the 23rd in the diary by registering on Eventbrite or with an RSVP on Facebook. This event is free entry and all are welcome, so come along!

London Brewers’ Market Event Round-up: June 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. 

And just like that, it was June. What happened to May, a month brimming with weekends awash with sunshine and two magnificent bank holidays? It’s come and gone, but it really doesn’t matter because there’s still plenty on the horizon – summer isn’t over yet! Brewery taprooms beckon and canal side drinking makes for a weekend well spent.

In case you can’t decide where to even begin this June, we have some great suggestions (even if we do say so ourselves) below.

GIPSY HILL TAP TAKEOVER: Thursday, June 1, 7pm-10pm. The King & Co turn their taps over to Gipsy Hill Brewing Company. This will be a massive tap takeover with 10 beers to enjoy on keg, all to celebrate the brewery’s tenure status at the pub across June. Beer flight deals will be offered and there will be generous samples too. Delicious grub from Division 184 rounds off this excellent evening. The King & Co, 100 Clapham Park Rd, SW4 7BZ. Free, more information here.

POPPIES PALE ALE LAUNCH: Friday, June 2. National Fish & Chips Day sees the launch of a brand new beer, Poppies Pale Ale, a collaboration between Poppies Fish & Chips and The Five Points Brewing Company. This lovely, zesty pale has been brewed especially to complement the nation’s favourite dish, fish n’ chips. Using lovely British malt and hops, this is a refreshing pale that will eventually be available at all Poppies locations across London, but is launching today at the Soho site. Poppies, 55-59 Old Compton St, Soho, W1D 6HW. Free.

LONDON BREWERS’ MARKET AT FIELD DAY: Saturday, June 3, 12pm-10pm. If you’re attending Field Day in Victoria Park, you’re in luck: London Brewers’ Market will be making an appearance and serving up great beer from 10 different London breweries. Alongside the special Field Day Citrus Pale from The Five Points Brewing Company (fondly referred to as the ‘cat beer’ due to the moggies on the cans), Beavertown Brewery, Gipsy Hill Brewing Company, Hackney Brewery, One Mile End Brewery, 40FT Brewery, Howling Hops Brewery, Canopy Beer Company, Signature Brew and Laine Brew Co will be on hand. Great music deserves great beer. Field Day, Victoria Park, Grove Rd, E3 5TB. Free, more information here.

MONDO’S 2ND BIRTHDAY: Saturday, June 3, 2pm-11pm. Everyone loves a birthday party, so head to the Mondo Brewing Company‘s taproom to help them celebrate their second anniversary. This will be a fun-filled day that promises food, cake, party games – both in the guise of beer pong and a beer raffle. They will be launching a DIPA for the occasion, so the merriment level will be set to ‘high to danger zone’. Mondo Brewing, 86 Stewarts Road, SW8 4UG. Free, more information here.

HONESTBREW BOTTLE SHOP & POP-UP: Thursday, 5 June at 6pm until Saturday, 17 June, 6pm. If you’re on the hunt for a great selection of beer in the City, don’t neglect this pop-up bottle shop hosted by the friendly folks at HonestBrew. Located outside Old Street Station, the HB crew will be serving pints, selling take-away beer and hosting tasting sessions. They’re even launching their own beer alongside their reliably solid collection from both local and international breweries. Old Street station, Old St, EC1Y 1BE. Free, more information here.

THE ANGEL OF BOW LAUNCH: Thursday, 8 June. Redemption Brewing Company are behind this brilliant new pub concept in East London, The Angel of Bow. The pub has been refurbished and aims to deliver both great beer and food. Redemption’s beer will feature on cask permanently and the other lines will feature 15 of East London’s craft breweries in rotation. Live Jazz will be played on Sundays, tapping into the legacy of the pub – which was once known as Kitsons and considered one of East London’s greatest music venues.  The Angel of Bow, 171 Devons Road, Bromley by Bow, Bow, E3 3QX. Free.

HOP BURNS & BLACK CAN STATION LAUNCH: Saturday, 10 June, 12pm-6pm. The fine folks at Hop Burns & Black are launching a can station at Serious Pig HQ near Peckham Rye Station. Every Saturday, you can head over to grab some delicious beer – and you know that a great range of London breweries will always be represented. Cans will be selected from their shop and transported over on Saturdays to ensure that a fine collection of fresh and exciting beer will be available. And while you’re there, you can indulge in some meaty snacks from craft meat specialists, Serious Pig. Serious Pig, Arch 221, 42 Blenheim Grove, Peckham Rye, SE15 4QL. Free, more information here.

WEIRD BEARD TAP TAKEOVER AT THE DODO: Thursday, 15 June, 6pm-10pm. The Dodo Micropub is hosting the Weird Beard Brew Co team and offering up 9 cask beers to help celebrate Beer Day Britain. The team will also be on hand, including Head Brewer Bryan, to guide folks through the beer and answer any pressing questions. Beers will range in strength and there will be some very sessionable stuff for the sensible (it is a school night, after all). The Dodo Micropub, 52 Boston Road, Hanwell, W7 3TR. Free, more information here.

*new* MUSIC TO MY BEERS WITH KERNEL: Thursday, 15 June, 6pm-late. New Tottenham venue Five Mile have invited The Kernel Brewery in to not only take over their taps, but to take over the evening’s tunes as well. For one night only, meet the music behind the people behind the beer. Five Miles, 39b Markfield Road, N15 4QA. Free, more information here.

SAMBROOK’S SUMMER PARTY 2017: Saturday, 17 June, 12pm-6pm. To herald the return of summer and celebrate the launch of two beers, the Sambrook’s Brewery team invite you to join them for a massive summer party. This will be a corker, with food served up from Liberty Cheesesteak and live music to keep both stomachs and ears happy. There will be Beer Day Britain-related events and take-away bottles for a last minute (and excellent) Fathers’ Day gifts. Their Lavender Hill, a golden ale with a touch of lavender, will be pouring alongside their Weiss, a new wheat beer. Tickets are a mere £5 and include a beer. Sambrook’s Brewery, 2 Yelverton Road, Unit 1, SW11 3QG. Tickets can be purchased here.

SUMMER BEER NIGHT: Friday, 23 June, 5pm-11pm. Have you ever had a drink in the Leyton Orient Supporters Club? Turns out it’s a pretty friendly and welcoming place that has a stack of CAMRA awards behind it. This is a great spot for great cask beer, so be sure to swing by for this special tap takeover featuring The Solvay Society and 40FT Brewery. Some of the beers pouring are exclusive to the event, so if you’re a fan of either brewery, you really can’t miss this. Leyton Orient Supporters Club, Brisbane Rd, E10 5NF. Free, more information here.

*new* FRIDAY STREET FOOD FEST WITH LONDON BREWERS’ MARKET: Friday, 23 June, 6pm-10.30pm. There will be food and beer in abundance in Greenwich for this Street Food Fest event. Greenwich Market and London Brewers’ Market have paired together to promise a showcase of street food traders, representing a wealth of global culinary delights, and local breweries. Enjoy Bianca Road Brewing Co, Hop Stuff Brewery, Orbit Beers, Partizan Brewing, The Five Points Brewing Company and Villages. Limited free tickets include a glass of bubbly. Greenwich Market, SE10 9HZ. Free, more information here.

DALSTON BEER DAY: Saturday, 24 June, 12pm-9pm. Hurray, Dalston Beer Day returns for a summer edition. Always an excellent day spent in the Bootyard, the guys at 40FT Brewery know how to throw a party: expect a list of London breweries (and some from further afield) in attendance. There will be DJs spinning and food on hand in this excellent outdoor East London location with cover (dare we mention the possibility of bad weather?) and plenty of seating to sit and chill. These events do get busy, so head down early and beat the queue. 40FT Brewery, Bootyard, Abbott Street, E8 3DP. Free, more information here.

SOUR SOLSTICE: Sunday, 25 June, 12pm-6pm. Sour beer fans make the pilgrimage to Beavertown Brewery in Tottenham for this special event celebration all varieties of face-puckering and wild beers. Although the final brewery list is TBC, we can expect beers from Beavertown themselves and Redchurch Brewery, who are killing it with their Urban Farmhouse range. Food traders will be on hand and tickets are ‘all in’, meaning that attendees are entitled to unlimited 1/3rd pours. Children are also welcome and given its Sunday setting, this should be a relatively laid back affair. Beavertown Brewery, 17-18 Lockwood Industrial Estate, N17 9QP. Tickets are £39 each for adults 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 Field Day

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We are bringing great beer to East London’s finest music festival once again! London Brewers’ Market will be at Field Day in Victoria Park on Saturday, the 3rd of June. Seek out our brewers at the festival for some of the best beer in London.

Here’s the line-up of breweries representing us at Field Day:

The Five Points Brewing Company – Field Day organisers and Hackney legends The Five Points will be pouring their Field Day Citrus Pale alongside other colourful favourites such as their Five Points Pale and Pils. Go forth and get involved.

Beavertown Brewery – Bossfolks of brews Beavertown Brewery will be at Field Day this year. Expect a mighty can mountain of Lupuloid and Neck Oil dreams from their stall at the London Brewers’ Market.

Canopy Beer Co. – Those crafty minds at Canopy. will be joining the London Brewers’ Market line-up this year for Field Day! Have a go at their Brockwell Park IPA, which will taste just as amazing in Victoria Park, guaranteed.

The Gipsy Hill Brewing Company – Bringing some characterful brews from their South London environs, Gipsy Hill will have some excellent offerings at Field Day. Their Southpaw is a superb brew to kick off the Saturday, or to revisit later in the day.

Hackney Brewery – The remarkable Hackney Brewery will have plenty of beers bursting with flavour at the Field Day London Brewers’ Market! Get a pint of their extra-tasty session IPA Kapow! as an early starter at the festival.

Howling Hops – Straight from Hackney Wick, Howling Hops are bringing in a superb range of brews to the London Brewers’ Market at Field Day. See if they’ll have their Cherry Gose on draught, as it’ll be a superb summery treat.

Laine Brew Co. – With their brewpub, The People’s Park Tavern, located on the periphery of Victoria Park, Laine Brew Co. can’t be more local to Field Day! Get a taste of the beers they brew from London Brewers’ Market as well as the pub before and after.

One Mile End – Enjoy one of the beers from the incredibly inventive One Mile End from their London Brewers’ Market stall! Seek salvation in their easy-drinking Salvation Pale–a great companion to the East London sunshine.

Signature Brew – Inspired by music festivals and gig venues, Signature Brew will be right at home at Field Day. Try out one of their sonically-inspired beers such as the Roadie while you’re moving in-between the stages.

40FT Brewery – Dalston darlings 40FT Brewery will be beering it up at London Brewers’ Market at Field Day! Get some Larger in your life and enjoy this Kölsch-esque beer alongside some great bands on the day.

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Field Day is on Saturday, the 3rd of June in Victoria Park, East London. Tickets are still on sale at different venues and online as of this writing, but are going quick. View the line-up here and we’ll see you at Field Day!

London Brewers’ Market Event Round-up: May 2017

May is an exceptional month (mostly down to not one, but two, long weekends). London is flirting with summer and we’re ready for any excuse to drink outdoors. Yes, most of the events listed below take place inside- but it’s likely for the best because it will probably rain anyway (sorry to be a downer).

But whether it’s balmy or chilly, we’ll still happily drink some great beer around the city, so let’s make this month count.

KEW BREWERY TAP TAKEOVER, MEET THE BREWER AND BEER LAUNCH: Wednesday, May 3, 6pm-late. Expect Kew Brewery to be very busy this month, as it’s not only their 2nd birthday, but they’ve just collaborated on a beer with Weird Beard Brew Co. If you can’t make the party at the Dodo Micropub (see below), head to The Pineapple in Kentish Town for the first official launch of the Fruitbat beer, a strawberry and blackberry pale ale. Remember: this is only part 1 of the birthday celebrations, followed by a second party on May 9th. Get involved. The Pineapple, 51 Leverton St, London NW5 2NX. Free.

LONDON BREWERS’ MARKET AT GREENWICH MARKET: Friday, May 5, 6:30pm-10:30pm. We’re bringing a taste of East London south of the river! The London Brewers’ Market will be setting up in Greenwich for a special night market and, as you’d expect, there will be a solid list of London breweries involved, including: The Five Points Brewing Co, Partizan Brewing, Orbit BeersBullfinch Brewery & Tap Room, The Gipsy Hill Brewing Co, The London Beer Factory, Canopy Beer Company, The Brockley Brewing Company, Bianca Road Brew Co and Villages. Phew. This incredible line-up will be accompanied with some great tunes on the evening from the Independent Label Market, who are co-hosting the shindig. Greenwich Market, London SE10 9HZ. Free:

CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA WITH MONDO: Friday, May 5, 7pm-11pm. Mondo Brewing Company have teamed up with Draft House Old Street to bring you this banging Mexican-themed celebration. There’s mucho fun to be had in the guise of a sombrero stand game, a chance to beat the brewer at a chilli eating challenge (yes, you read that right) and even – naturally – pinatas. Mondo will have their tasty Mexican Lager pouring as well, so this oughta be a fantastic fiesta. Better dig out those novelty mustaches now. Draft House Old Street, Mews Unit, The Bower, 211 Old St, London EC1V 9NR. Free:

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT CONVERSATIONS, PART 2: Friday, May 5, 7pm-11pm. Are you terrified at the prospect of talking to a stranger? We all know how infrequently we actually have discussions with people outside of our social groups in London and the guys at 40FT Brewery are asking us to open up. Everyone will be paired with a stranger (or not, if they prefer) and given 30 minutes of topics to breeze through. There will be some music on the evening and, naturally, beer will be pouring in the taproom. What an inspired idea. 40FT Brewery, Bootyard, Abbott Street, London E8 3DP. Free:

KEW BREWERY 2ND BIRTHDAY PARTY: Tuesday, May 9, 7pm-10pm. Happy birthday to Kew, happy birthday to Kew…Kew Brewery is celebrating their second year in the beer biz at The Dodo Micropub in Hanwell and you’re invited. They will be taking over the taps and collaborated with Weird Beard Brew Co on a special beer, Fruitbat, a strawberry and blackberry pale ale, that will also be available on the night. Help the Kew team celebrate in West London. The Dodo Micropub, 52 Boston Road, London W7 3TR. Free:

*new* MEET THE BREWER AND TAP TAKEOVER WITH SIGNATURE BREW: Thursday, May 11, 6.30pm-10.30pm. The cool cats from Signature Brew will be hanging out at Strongroom Bar in Shoreditch for this tap takeover and meet the brewer session. In fact, Strongroom professes to be the very bar where the original brainstorming sessions occurred that led to the brewery’s founding, so there’s obviously a lot of mutual love here (aww). As you’d expect, there will be music and DJs on the night in addition to a great line-up of rocking beer. Strongroom Bar
120-124 Curtain Road,, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3SQ. Free:

*new* TOTTENHAM BEER TRAIL: Saturday, May 13, 11am – Sunday, May 15, 6pm. If you’re not in Copenhagen for the Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen, then you have to head to Tottenham for this grand event: not one, but FIVE breweries will be opening their taprooms and welcoming drinkers across the weekend. Hit up Beavertown Brewery, One Mile End Brewery, Affinity Brew Co, Brewheadz and Enfield Brewery. There will be lots of beer flowing across all sites and it happens to be the launch of the Brewheadz taproom, so get involved in the beer pilgrimage. Various Tottenham sites. Free, but for more information, see:

TOTTENHAM HOME BREW #1: Sunday, May 14, 3pm-6pm. Chicken Town is rallying together some of Tottenham’s best at this celebration of brewers and vendors. Come along to support and drink beer from Affinity Brew Co, Beavertown Brewery, Redemption Brewing and One Mile End Brewery. While you’re there, make sure to scoff some delicious (‘healthy’) fried chicken. For £16, attendees get four great beers and a bar snack. Tottenham is tasty!  Chicken Town, Town Hall Approach Road, London N15 4RX. Tickets are £16 and can be purchased here.

*new* WHITE LABEL #10 LAUNCH AT ORBIT: Tuesday, May 16, 5pm-11pm. Beer + music is an equation that always equals Orbit Beers. For this BYOV session (yes, that’s Bring Your Own Vinyl), they’re bringing along some experimental beer from their White Label Series. They’re hosted at the Draft House Old Street for a preview of their latest concoction and everyone who brings vinyl to play will get a pint on Orbit. Sweet sounds indeed. Draft House Old Street, Mews Unit, The Warehouse, The Bower, London EC1V 9NR. Free:

*new* ORBIT TAP TAKEOVER AT THE LONDON BEER DISPENSARY: Thursday, May 18, 5pm-11pm. More fun from Orbit Beers, this time in the guise of a tap takeover and meet the brewer evening at the London Beer Dispensary. The team will be there to chat, a range of their beers will be on hand and expect a special limited edition Orbit-inspired beer burger on the night. Nom. London Beer Dispensary, 389 Brockley Road, London SE4 2PH. Free:

*new* DALSTON FOOD DAY: SPRING EDITION: Saturday, May 20, 12pm-11pm. Those intrepid bunch at 40ft Brewery are throwing the second Dalston Food Day in conjunction with Root+Bone magazine. This is going to be a collection of delicious local food vendors and purveyors. Expect preserves, cheeses and gelato with a side of still life drawing in support of Made In Hackney Local Food Kitchen. The vendors will be on site until 5pm, but beers will continue flowing at the brewery’s taproom until 11pm. 40FT Brewery, Bootyard, Abbott Street, London E8 3DP. Free:

REDEMPTION & PARTIZAN DUAL TAP TAKEOVER: Saturday, May 20, 12pm-late. London brewery stalwarts Redemption Brewing Company and Partizan Brewing have teamed up for this tap takeover at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. They will be launching a special collaboration, a yet-to-be-named pale ale brewed with green tea, lemon, orange and lime zest. The teams will be on hand throughout the day and extra surprises – including a raffle – have been promised. Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell, 82 Leather Ln, Clerkenwell, London EC1N 7TR. Free.

*new* THE KERNEL SHOWCASE AT BREWDOG SHOREDITCH: Thursday, May 25, 6pm-12am. The Kernel Brewery is a perennial favourite with London’s beer drinkers, so head to BrewDog in Shoreditch to drink six of their magnificent beers. A selection of styles and strengths are promised, ensuring that all tastes are catered to. Delicious beer, enough said. BrewDog Bar Shoreditch, 51-55 Bethnal Green Rd, London. Free:

*new* CANOPY MEET THE BREWER AT DULWICH VINTNERS: Friday, May 26, 5.30pm-8pm. Can’t get enough of Canopy Beer Company? Well, here’s your chance to tell the team why you love their beers so. They’ll be ready for your questions at the Dulwich Vintners with a selection of their beers on offer. If you haven’t tried their tasty Brockwell IPA yet, here’s your chance. Dulwich Vintners, 85-87 Dulwich Village, London SE21 7BJ. Free:

MATS AND VATS: Friday, May 26, 7pm-9pm. You may have spotted the plethora of beer yoga videos being shared across your social media feeds. Don’t worry if you’ve missed this new sensation, but it’s pretty straightforward: take a yoga class and add that wonderful social lubricant: beer. The newly opened Nirvana Brewery specialises in low/no alcohol beer, so this is the perfect location for such a venture: ticket holders get a 75 minutes hatha yoga class, a tasting of non alcoholic beers, Indian nibbles and a Nirvana goodie bag. Namaste! Nirvana Brewery, Unit T6, Leyton Industrial Village, Argall Ave, E10 7QP. Tickets are £20 and can be purchased here.

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