London Brewers Market Round-up: December 2018

On the London Brewers’ Market blog, we are featuring a monthly round-up of upcoming and unmissable events for London’s beer drinkers introduced by Rebecca Pate of Brewing East. Here are her picks for what’s happening in Londontown.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have we missed something? We’re not perfect, so feel free to post any upcoming events featuring London breweries in London in the comments below.

London Brewers’ Market Round-up: November 2018

On the London Brewers’ Market blog, we are featuring a monthly round-up of upcoming and unmissable events for London’s beer drinkers introduced by Rebecca Pate of Brewing East. Here are her picks for what’s happening in Londontown.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have we missed something? We’re not perfect, so feel free to post any upcoming events featuring London breweries in London in the comments below.

London Brewers’ Market Round-up: October 2018

On the London Brewers’ Market blog, we are featuring a monthly round-up of upcoming and unmissable events for London’s beer drinkers introduced by Rebecca Pate of Brewing East. Here are her picks for what’s happening in Londontown.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have we missed something? We’re not perfect, so feel free to post any upcoming events featuring London breweries in London in the comments below.

London Brewers’ Market Round-up: September 2018

On the London Brewers’ Market blog, we are featuring a monthly round-up of upcoming and unmissable events for London’s beer drinkers introduced by Rebecca Pate of Brewing East. Here are her picks for what’s happening in Londontown.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have we missed something? We’re not perfect, so feel free to post any upcoming events featuring London breweries in London in the comments below.

 

London Brewers’ Market Round-up: August 2018

On the London Brewers’ Market blog, we are featuring a monthly round-up of upcoming and unmissable events for London’s beer drinkers introduced by Rebecca Pate of Brewing East. Here are her picks for what’s happening in Londontown.

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

Let’s go!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have we missed something? We’re not perfect, so feel free to post any upcoming events featuring London breweries in London in the comments below.

London Brewers’ Market Round-up: July 2018

On the London Brewers’ Market blog, we are featuring a monthly round-up of upcoming and unmissable events for London’s beer drinkers introduced by Rebecca Pate of Brewing East. Here are her picks for what’s happening in Londontown.

It’s certainly been a corker of a summer already and (at the time of writing this), England  are still in the World Cup, so anything feels possible! If the sunshine streak continues – and we certainly hope it does – is there anything better than drinking beer outside while basking in the sun? We think not.

Grab your sunnies, it’s going to be a great month in London.

OSM BAR LAUNCH PARTY: Thursday, 5th July, 5pm-8pm. Just a heads-up that the Old Spitalfields Market Bar will be hosting a launch party and you can get a free pint of The Five Points Brewing Company beer – that’s right, free! Just register on Eventbrite and turn up to admire this new space, a stripped-back social hub celebrating some of the best craft, small batch and East London drinks suppliers, including The Five Points. We know where we’ll be headed the next time we’re around Spitalfields Market. Old Spitalfields Market Bar, 107B Commercial Street, Old Spitalfields Market, E1 6BG. Free, more information here.

AFFINITY/BOUTILLIERS ANTI-TRUMP COLLABORATION LAUNCH: Friday, 6th July, 6pm-11pm. Those guys over at Affinity Brew Co aren’t ones to shy away from politics, so join them to protest Donald Trump’s UK visit this month on July 13th with a tasty beer made from, you guessed it, oranges. Blood oranges, to be exact. They’ve teamed up with Faversham friends, Boutilliers, to brew a beer each with the ingredient and will be launching them at their Bermondsey taproom (an orange and passion fruit saison from Boutilliers and a blood orange & cranberry saison from Affinity). Affinity Brew Co, Railway Arch 7, Almond Road, SE16 3LR. Free, more information here.

GAME, SET & MATCH LAUNCH: Saturday, 7th July, 12pm-11pm. As Wimbledon unfolds, those charmers at Hackney Brewery have teamed up with Brick Lane’s Kill The Cat to bring you three beers that, while delicious in their own right, blend together to recreate a very well-known summer tipple. The three beers are a lemon shandy (‘Game’) collaboration with Square Root Soda, an orange & strawberry IPA (‘Set’) and a cucumber & mint witbier (‘Match’). Now you get it. Come for the beer, stay for the beer pong. Kill The Cat, 43 Brick Lane, E1 6PU. Free, more information here

LONDON BREWERS’ MARKET AT THE HORNIMAN MUSEUM FESTIVAL OF DANCE: Sunday, 8th July, 10:30am-5:30pm. We’re baaaaack. Join us at the Horniman Museum for their Festival of Dance, where 8 London breweries will be serving up alongside an offering of international street food and arts-and-crafts sessions. The line-up of breweries includes: Anspach & HobdayBianca Road Brew CoBrewheadzCanopy Beer CompanyThe Five Points Brewing CompanyKew Brewery, London Beer Lab and Southwark Brewing Company. Horniman Museum, 100 London Rd, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ. Free, more information here.

FOURPURE CONTINENTAL COLLABORATION TOUR HOMECOMING: Sunday, 8th July, 12pm-8pm. Fourpure Brewing Co have been partying far and wide across the UK at over 21 cities to launch their Continental Collaboration series: that’s 6 beers, brewed with 6 different breweries, each from a different continent. This amazing achievement ends with this homecoming bash in their hometown of London. There are a few ticket options, so pop over to their event page to either grab one beer or try them all. Fourpure Brewing Co, Bermondsey Trading Estate, 22 Rotherhithe New Road, SE16 3LL. Tickets are £5 (including one beer) or £25 (including a goodie bag, pint and six pack to take home) and can be purchased here.

HACKNEY BREWERY BIRTHDAY OPEN DAY: Saturday, 14th July, 1pm-8pm. It’s been a year since Hackney Brewery invited the public into their arches, but it’s their birthday AGAIN and this time, they’re launching a NE table beer, Pinball, and promising some pinball machine antics. Join them to celebrate 7 great years, drink a range of their beers and get involved in an impromptu pinball tournament. Hackney Brewery, 358 Railway Arches, Laburnum St, E2 8BB. Free, more information here

MEET THE BREWER – HAMMERTON BREWERY: Tuesday, 17th July, 6pm-8pm. Head to that tiny craft beer oasis in Bank, The Arbitrager, for a Meet the Brewer with Islington’s Hammerton Brewery. There will be a range of Hammerton beers flowing with a free beer for the first 24 people who order from the bar. Better make a beeline for the bar after work. The Arbitrager, 27A Throgmorton Street, EC2N 2AN. Free, more information here.

*new* PEMBURY TAVERN KEG PARTY: Thursday, 19th July – Sunday, 22nd July. Following their cask party last month, the Pembury Tavern have shifted their gaze to the wonders of keg. Promising 25 delicious beers pouring across four days, you can expect some special beer from some of the UK’s leading breweries (which will include a selection of London based breweries too). The beer list is TBC, but you can guarantee that this will be a solid line-up of fantastic beer and the perfect chance to come check out the new Five Points Brewing Company taproom in the heart of Hackney. Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Road, E8 1JH. Free, more information here.

*new* BREWHEADZ SUMMER PARTY 2018: Saturday, 28th July, 12pm-9pm. Head to Tottenham for a summer bash with the guys from Brewheadz. They’ve put together a fun-filled day of live music, flowing beer and some delicious Turkish food from neighbours, Dom’s Place, so it would be a real shame if you missed it. Brewheadz, Unit 16a Rosebery Industrial Park, N17 9SR. Free, more information here.

*new* BOXCAR TAPROOM TAKEOVER: Saturday, 28th July, 2pm-8pm. Homerton’s Boxcar Brewery are Tottenham-bound! Being put up by the fantastic lot at Pressure Drop Brewing, they’ll be showcasing some of their much-buzzed about beers. Both breweries have collaborated on a DDH NEIPA, Hazy Coalition, which frankly sounds incredible and will also be pouring on the day. Pressure Drop Brewing, Unit 6 Lockwood Industrial Estate, N17 9QP. Free, more information here.

*new* A VERY WEIRD (BEARD) VEGAN FOOD & BEER PAIRING: Monday, 30th July, 7pm-8:30pm. Hosted over in Brick Lane’s Kill the Cat, Weird Beard Brew Co have collaborated with the Italian-Korean fusion restaurant, Vegan Yes, for a evening of vegan food and beer pairing. Get 4 amazing courses of food and beers for a mere £25. Whether you’re vegan or are simply looking for a great option for a Meat-Free Monday, this is going to delight your palate. Kill The Cat, 43 Brick Lane, E1 6PU. Tickets are £25 and can be purchased here.

Have we missed something? We’re not perfect, so feel free to post any upcoming events featuring London breweries in London in the comments below.

London Brewers’ Market at the Horniman Museum Festival of Dance

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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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