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.

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London Brewers’ Market at the Horniman Museum Festival of Dance

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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:

Brewheadz

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.

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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!

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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

Brewheadz

Signature Brew

Brick Brewery

Fullers

Three Sods

Hammerton

Big Smoke Brew Co

One Mile End

Truman’s Brewery

Forest Road Brewing Company

Pillars Brewery

Ora Brewery

Southwark Brewery

London Brewers’ Market Round-up: May 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.

With May comes a joyous announcement: the first London Brewers’ Market of the year is upon us! We can’t wait to return to Old Spitalfields Market in East London on Saturday, May 12th, to bring you some of the most exciting beer being made in London right now.

Of course, it’s not the only event that is unfolding this month, so let’s get started on where and what you should be drinking in May.

BEAVERTOWN RESIDENCY LAUNCH PARTY: Wednesday, 2 May, 6pm-11pm. Tottenham sweethearts, Beavertown Brewery, are descending upon the Beer Merchants Tap in Hackney Wick for a month long residency and this is the big launch party. Stop by for eight lines of delicious Beavertown beers (cores and specials), a pop-up merchandise store and a silent auction for charity of some of Nick Dwyer’s, the brewery’s Creative Director, colourful work. Beavertown fans won’t want to miss this. Beer Merchants Tap, 99 Wallis Road, E9 5LN. Free, more information here.

BREWHEADZ TAP TAKEOVER: Thursday, 3 May, 5pm-10pm. The Italian friends behind Brewheadz Ltd will be bringing their flavoursome beers to Borough Market’s The Rake. Expect a line-up of delicious beer and some good vibes from the brewery crew, who will be available to answer any questions about what exciting things they’re brewing up in Tottenham. The Rake, 14 Winchester Walk, Borough Market, SE1 9AG. Free, more information here.

ORBIT BEERS LAUNCH WITH SIGNATURE BREW: Thursday, 3 May, 6pm-10pm. In a match made in heaven, musically inclined Orit Beers and Signature Brew are joining forces for an evening of DJ sets in celebration of the Orbit’s new White Label Series at the Draft House Camden. Other beers from both breweries will be flowing too, so head over for some great vibes with a mix of rock, funk, disco, hip-hop, boogie and indie. Draft House Camden Road, 102-104 Camden Road, Camden, NW1 9EA. Free, more information here

LONDON BREWERS’ MARKET AT OLD SPITALFIELDS MARKET: Saturday, 12 May, 11:30am-6:30pm. We’re back for 2018! Join us at Old Spitalfields Market as we team up with our longstanding friends at the Independent Label Market to bring you beer from over 25 of London’s most exciting breweries. Watch this space for the brewery list as it’s confirmed, but expect a range of beer available from the likes of Anspach & Hobday, Bianca Rd Brew Co, Brewheadz Ltd, Brick Brewery, Bullfinch BreweryForest Road Brewing Co, Hackney Brewery, London Beer FactoryMondo Brewing Company, One Mile End BrewerySignature Brew and Truman’s Brewery (more TBC). Wowza. London Brewers’ Market, Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields, EC1 6EW. Free, more information here.

FOOD & BEER PAIRING EVENING WITH FOURPURE: Tuesday, 15 May, 7pm-10:30pm. The King & Co are hosting Fourpure Brewing Co for a gargantuan 6 course beer pairing meal. Six Fourpure beers will be expertly matched with six courses – the menu is TBC, but beers have been confirmed as: Indy Lager, Easy Peeler, American Pale Ale, Trail Head  Guava IPA, Spice Route Milkshake Pale Ale and the delicious Bourbon Maple Stout. The King & Co, 100 Clapham Park Road, SW4 7BZ. Tickets are £35 and can be purchased here.

ROYAL DALSTON BEER DAY: Saturday, 19 May, 1pm-10pm. Dalston Beer Day always brings crowds to the 40 FT Brewery taproom. This time, it coincides with a particular royal wedding, so all the more reason to stay away from the furore and instead enjoy a beer from some of London’s coolest breweries. The line-up currently looks like: 40FT Brewery, Brick BreweryHackney BreweryIron Pier BeerThe Kernel BreweryMaregade Brew CoNeckstamper Brewing  and West by Three Brewing Company with more TBC. 40FT Brewery, Bootyard, Abbott Street, E8 3DP. 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: April 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.

This year, April brings us such delights as April Fools’ Day and Easter (one of our favourite holidays for celebrating gluttony). In addition to this, there’s also the promise of summer with rising temperatures (in theory, anyway), blossoming flowers and – perhaps most importantly – an influx of beer events.

So who said that April was the cruelest month? Let’s go.

CASK 2018: Saturday, 7 April from 12pm – Sunday, 8 April. Set to be one of April’s highlights, this festival hosted by Affinity Brew Co aims to celebrate all aspects of cask beer. They’ve invited 30 of the most innovative breweries around the UK to serve up glorious cask across the weekend, including London-based Anspach & HobdayBrew By NumbersThe Five Points Brewing Company, Partizan BrewingPressure Drop BrewingRedemption Brewing Co.Signature BrewWeird Beard Brew Co, and more. Affinity Brewing Company, Railway Arch 7, SE16 3LR. Tickets are £5 and include a glass, brochure and first pour.

PUBHD AT FORREST ROAD: Tuesday, 10 April, 7pm-10pm. Join a billing of academics and students as they endeavour to explain their PhD to you in less than 10 minutes, all in the confines of the Forrest Road Brewing Co taproom. This means that not only are you increasing your intelligence, but you can grab a pint of something tasty in the process. Forest Road Brewing Company, 8 Netil Lane, E8 3RL. Free, more information here.

SIGNATURE BREW TAP TAKEOVER. Thursday, 12 April, 5pm-10pm. Borough Market’s legendary craft beer Mecca, The Rake, is hosting the Signature Brew team for this Thursday night tap takeover. Details are TBC, but we wager that there might be some ritual signing of the bar’s walls. The Rake, 14 Winchester Walk, Borough Market, SE1 9AG. Free, more information here.

BREWHEADZ TAP TAKEOVER: Friday, 13 April, 12pm-11pm. Join Italian trio Brewheadz Ltd at Mercato Metropolitano for this showcase of their delicious beer. The tap list is looking immense, so best to spend this Friday the 13th somewhere safe, with no black cats in sight (although we really can’t guarantee that there won’t be any black cats in the area, sorry). Mercato Metropolitano, 42 Newington Causeway, SE1 6DR. Free, more information here.

TWO TRIBES TAPROOM OPENING: Saturday, 14 April, 11am – midnight. Heads up: Two Tribes Brewing are coming to King’s X. The venue is aimed at both beer and music lovers, promising ten taps of beer alongside cider and cocktail options. During the grand opening, tours will be conducted in the brewery, hand-pulled pizzas served up to punters and serious tunes provided by DJs all day and night long. This might just be our kind of tribe. Two Tribes Brewing Co, Tileyard Studios, Tileyard Rd, King’s Cross, N7 9AH. Free, more information here.

*new* TWO TRIBES X THE RAKE TAP TAKEOVER: Thursday, 19 April, 5pm-8pm. If you missed the big Two Tribes Brewing opening celebrations, then head down to Borough Market’s The Rake to have a taste of their beers. The crew at Two Tribes have already proven that they can throw a party, so this should be no exception. The Rake, 14 Winchester Walk, Borough Market, SE1 9AG. Free, more information here.

*new* BREWHEADZ NEW BEERS LAUNCH: Saturday, 21 April, 12pm-8pm. Those lovely Italians behind Brewheadz Ltd invite you down to the launch of two beers, Downing Mango (fruit & yogurt sour) and Pineapple Wannabe (piña colada porter). If those didn’t sound delicious enough (and they really sound delicious), they’ll also have some live music from Dead Tribe and gloriously tasty street food from Tasty Tangy TreatsBrewheadz, Unit 16a Rosemary Industrial Park Rosebery Avenue, N17 9SR. Free, more information here.

FIVE YEARS OF THE FIVE POINTS: Saturday, 21 April, 1pm-8pm. Our sister brewery, The Five Points Brewing Company, is turning 5! Where HAS the time gone? We can’t wait to help them celebrate, so make sure to get your ticket for this unmissable afternoon under the brewery arches. It’s been a massive year for the Five Points already, with their ambitious crowdfunding campaign and their acquisition of Hackney boozer, The Pembury Tavern. Raise a glass to them and you’ll get to sample all five of the special collaboration beers brewed especially for the occasion with some of the UK’s most loved breweries. Plus there’s tasty food served up by Capish? and Oli Baba’s and some awesome tunes guaranteed. The Five Points Brewing Company, 3 Institute Pl, E8 1JE. Tickets cost £15 and include five halves of beer and a commemorative glass.

PRESSURE DROP & FRIENDS: Saturday, 21 April, 2pm-8pm. The lovely team over at Pressure Drop Brewing are handing over their taps to some of their mates with their ‘& Friends’ series. Thankfully, this time, their mates are Verdant Brewing Co, who brew some exquisite beers. Join them and expect a solid range of Verdant’s beers in their Tottenham Hale taproom. Pressure Drop Brewing, Unit 6 Lockwood Industrial Estate, N17 9QP. Free, more information here.

*new* GIPSY HILL TAPROOM CELEBRATION: Saturday, 21 April, 12pm-10:30pm. The Gipsy Hill Brewing Company team are celebrating the completion of phase one of the construction of their taproom and – because they’re such great guys – they want to celebrate with you. They promise a solid line-up of beer on the day, including some tasty beers from around Europe and a launch of a beer of their own. Roast Hog and Monte Forte Pizza will be providing sustenance and there will be DJs keeping the vibes going from 2pm. Gipsy Hill Taproom, 5 Hamilton Road Industrial Estate, 160 Hamilton Rd, West Norwood, SE27 9SF. Free, more information here.

40 HILLS OF ISTANBUL PARTY: Saturday, 21 April, 3pm-11pm. Dalston’s 40FT Brewery are working alongside their local Turkish community to celebrate Turkey and the Anatolian history and culture for this Istanbul (not Constantinople) Party. Expect a beer brewed using Turkish hops and a selection of delicious Turkish food and mezze. Music and other entertainment is promised to keep the party going all day long. 40FT Brewery, Bootyard, Abbott Street, E8 3DP. 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.