Two Autumn Markets at Greenwich Market

The seasons are changing, and although this may mean the end of summer barbecues, meeting up with friends in the park and dips in the local lido, there’s still plenty to look forward to in the autumn months.

London Brewers’ Market is giving you two reasons to look forward to the autumn in the forms of two evening markets at Greenwich Market.

On Friday, the 22nd of September, London Brewers’ Market is celebrating London Food Link’s Urban Food Fortnight alongside Greenwich Market’s cadre of street food traders. Current traders confirmed include The Five Points Brewing Company, Orbit Beers, Big Smoke Brew Co., Moncada Brewery, Mondo Brewing Company and Villages, with Gosnells Mead, too! Find the event on Facebook.

On Friday, the 13th of October, we’ll be celebrating London breweries’ German-influenced beers and beer styles. We are working on the line-up of traders, but expect a crew of brewers with a bit of oom-pah! So far confirmed we’ve got Anspach & Hobday and Old Kent Road Brewery who will be pouring their Deutchland-inspired wares.  Find this event on Facebook.

Both events will start at 6pm and run until 10pm to kick off the weekends, and are free entry. If you’ve been to one of our Greenwich Market London Brewers’ Markets, you’ll know to expect a great night market atmosphere and plenty of excellent beer in a historic market.

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See you at Greenwich Market this autumn!

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London Brewers’ Market Event Round-up: September 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.

Unbelievably, September is suddenly upon us (with promises of an Indian summer already making the rounds). While we can ardently hope for continued warmth and sunshine, there’s a bill of London brewery events scheduled, regardless of the weather.

It’s hopefully too early to trade in our shorts for scarves just yet, but no matter what you’re wearing, you’re welcome to join in on this month’s craft beer festivities.

CRAFTOPIA AT MEATOPIA V: Friday, September 1 – Sunday, September 3, various session times. Craftopia returns as part of the legendary Meatopia, the annual highlight on every carnivore’s calendar. Curated by beer writer and their resident expert Melissa Cole, the line-up includes some London favourites, such as Fourpure Brewing Co, Gipsy Hill Brewing Company and Hackney Brewery. There will be sessions and masterclasses presented on the Craftopia stage on Saturday and Sunday alongside tastings aplenty. You might go to Meatopia for the unbeatable line-up of meaty delights from chefs around the globe, but you’ll definitely want to stick around for the tasty beer. Tobacco Dock Venue LTD, Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, E1W 2SF. Tickets prices vary and some sessions are sold out, but can be purchased here.

EXMOUTH MARKET BEER FESTIVAL: Friday, September 1, 1pm-late. If live music and craft beer are your idea of a marriage made in heaven, be sure to head to Exmouth Market for this event. Hosted by London band The Turn, the evening will see four bands play, food dished out by The London Bagel Co and beer flowing from By The Horns Brewing Co, Brixton Brewery and Rocky Head Brewery. The Exmouth Market Centre26 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell,  EC1R 4QE. Free, more information here.

VILLAGE FEST AFTER PARTY: Saturday, September 2, 2pm-12am. If you’re planning on attending the Walthamstow Village Festival, then make a beeline to Pillars Brewery for the official post-festival libations. Expect a solid line-up of live music and street food to complement a range of crisp lagers from the brewery. Pillars Brewery, Unit 2 Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Walthamstow, E17 9HQ. Free, more information here.

THE BEAVERTOWN EXTRAVAGANZA: Friday, September 8, 3pm – Saturday, September 9, 8pm. This is perhaps *the* unmissable beer festival of the year, so if you’re lucky enough to have snapped up a ticket, you’re probably counting down the days. Over 70 breweries have been announced for what basically is an excuse to bring the best breweries in the world together. Amongst these is a crackling line-up of London comrades, including: 40FT Brewery, Brew by Numbers, Partizan Brewing, Pressure Drop Brewing, Redchurch Brewery, The Kernel Brewery and the hosts, Beavertown Brewery. The event will be taking place in the 95,000 sq ft space that is Print Works in Canada Water. And yes, while tickets are now sold out, get on the official Facebook event page or cosy up to some friends to try and catch them on resale. Printworks London, 1 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7PJ. Tickets are currently sold out, but find out more information here.

BREWERY BASHMENT: Sunday, September 10, 2pm-8pm. If you’ve survived The Beavertown Extravaganza, here’s the way to spend your Sunday. Head to Dalston for a casual afternoon at the 40FT Brewery that includes the launch of a special sorrel and ginger sour beer that was brewed for the Hackney One Carnival. Called the Dubweisse, it’s said to be an exceptionally refreshing drop. To accompany the beer will be live DJs, jerk oysters and jerk chicken. For those non-beer drinkers, there will be cocktails on offer as well. 40FT Brewery, Bootyard, Abbott Street, E8 3DP. Free, more information here.

CRAFT BREWNEL: Thursday, September 14, 6:30pm-10:30pm. Boozers Without Borders bring this fundraising event to the Brunel Museum’s peaceful roof gardens. The idea is to drink for charity – with all profits going to Help Refugees and the Brunel Museum – and this works via a bottle auction, bottle share and plenty of booze available on the night. Beer has been donated by London breweries By The Horns Brewing Co and Pressure Drop Brewing alongside other UK names. Craft beer golf is also promised, so sink a couple of bottles and balls for two great causes. Brunel Museum, Railway Ave, SE16 4LF. Free, more information here.

PRETTY DECENT BEER CO FIRST POUR: Friday, September 15, 7pm-11pm. East London has a new addition to its bustling brewing scene and we hear that they’re, well, pretty decent. Pretty Decent Brewing Co will be debuting their IPA at Mason & Company in Hackney Wick and you’re invited to give it a try. Pretty Decent use British gown New World hops in their range and donate a chunk of their profits to water based charities in the developing world. That’s pretty decent of them, so why not come down and have a drink for a great cause? Mason & Company, 25 East Bay Lane, Here East, Hackney Wick, E20 3BS. Free, more information here.

VILLAGES TASTING AT CLAPTON CRAFT: Friday, September 15, 6pm-9pm. In need of instant Friday feeling? Pop over to Clapton Craft’s N4 Stroud Green/Finsbury Park location for a free tasting of Villages Brewery’s range. This Deptford crew are brewing up some delicious wares, including their Whistle pilsner, Rodeo pale ale and Toucan session IPA. Say hello the team and learn about what you can expect from Villages down the line. Clapton Craft, 77 Stroud Green Rd, Stroud Green, N4 3EG. Free, more information here.

EAST LONDON £ TAKEOVER AT FOREST ROAD: Saturday, September 16, 12pm-9pm. The East London Pound is brought to you by Colu, a digital wallet that supports and encourages buying local by keeping money in the local economy. Even if that doesn’t completely make sense to you, that’s no excuse to miss this East London Pound currency takeover at Forest Road Brewing Co. Boozy games, special prizes and plenty of beer are promised. Did someone say ka-ching? Forest Road Brewing Company, 355 Westgate Street, E8 3RL. Free, more information here.

AFFINITY TASTING AT CLAPTON CRAFT: Saturday, September 16, all day. There’s a second exciting free tasting at Clapton Craft’s N4 site this month; this time, it’s Tottenham’s Affinity Brew Co. that will be serving up samples of their new Coconut Breeze in can. Expect a saison with lime zest and coriander seed with the addition of tropical coconut flavour. Who says summer is over? Clapton Craft, 77 Stroud Green Rd, Stroud Green, N4 3EG. Free, more information here.

BY THE HORNS TAP TAKEOVER: Wednesday, September 20, 5pm-10pm. Borough Market’s The Rake is handing the taps over to South West London’s By The Horns Brewing Co. More details are TBC, but you can expect a line-up of tasty beer courtesy of the brewery, which specialises in beers from all over the world, including everything from hoppy US pales to Belgian sours. The Rake, 14 Winchester Walk, Borough Market, SE1 9AG. Free, more information here

FOURPURE BEARTOOTH LAUNCH: Thursday, September 21, 6.30pm-12am. The Mermaid in Clapton is hosting the Fourpure Brewing Co. team for the big re-launch of their Beartooth American brown ale. There will be free pints until the first keg kicks (yes, free beer) and a selection of their range available on tap and in the fridges. Buy a beer and you’ll get a raffle ticket and be in the running for some swag. The Mermaid Clapton,
181 Clarence Road, E5 8EE. Free, more information here.

*new* TOTTENHAM TAP TAKEOVER: Friday, September 22 – Sunday, September 24. Find a wealth of Tottenham breweries represented in Hackney Wick at this Mason & Company tap takeover weekend. In case you didn’t know, Tottenham Hotspur and playing West Ham at the Olympic Park this weekend, but you obviously don’t have to enjoy footie to drink tasty beer from Affinity Brew Co, Beavertown Brewery, Brewheadz, One Mile End Brewery, Pressure Drop Brewing and Redemption Brewing . No matter how the football goes, those drinking this beer will be winning. Mason & Company, 25 East Bay Lane, Here East, Hackney Wick, E20 3BS. Free, more information here.

LONDON BREWERS’ MARKET AT GREENWICH MARKET: Friday, September 22, 6pm-10pm. Yes, we’ve Greenwich-bound once again for another special edition of London Brewers’ Market. We’re celebrating the Urban Food Fortnight in conjunction with Greenwich Market, which will see flavoursome cuisines from Greenwich food vendors married with an exemplary line-up of beer from London breweries. The final list of breweries is TBC, but you know that we won’t let you down. Greenwich Market, 26 King William Walk, SE10 9HZ. Free, more information here

DALSTON BEER DAY: Saturday, September 23, 12pm-9pm. This is the fourth Dalston Beer Day, an event hosted by the crew at 40FT Brewery, and it’s going to be a vibrant occasion filled with beer, culinary delights and tunes. London breweries represented will include Brixton Brewery, Deviant & Dandy Brewery and Husk Brewing. Head down to the Bootyard for a tip-top day out in east London. 40FT Brewery, Bootyard, Abbott Street, E8 3DP. Free, more information here.

BREWHEADZ END OF SUMMER PARTY: Saturday, September 12, 12pm-9pm. You don’t want to admit that summer is coming to an end, but…Well, any excuse for a party, right? The guys at Brewheadz are promising quite the knees-up, including plenty of beer on draught, cocktails, delicious pizza from LOVENpresents Pizzeria and a line-up of DJS to make your ears smile. Take that, summer! Brewheadz, Unit 16a Rosebery Industrial Park, N17 9SR. 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 at Greenwich Market: Carnival Special!

We are making the upcoming bank holiday weekend even better by teaming up with Greenwich Market once again for their Street Food Fest this Friday!

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Come and join Hackney Brewery, Signature Brew, Bianca Road Brew Co, Solvay Society, Bullfinch Brewery and London Brewers’ Market organisers The Five Points Brewing Company on Friday, the 25th of August at the world-famous Greenwich Market as part of their Street Food Fest: Carnival Flavours.

There will be a phenomenal selection of food from Mama’s Jerk, Jackalope’s All American, Hot Flavours, Little Leaf Vegan Pizza, Aunty Bunny’s HUT, No 57A, LamJam, The Sandwich, Meru, Munchies, Soul Kitchen, Ducky Beaks, and Pig Dogs & Brisket. Come along and enjoy a world of foodstuffs with plenty of beer from local breweries to enjoy!

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Street Food Fest and London Brewers’ Market at Greenwich Market will be open from 6pm until 10:30pm, with live Steel Pan music as well as reggae music sets from DJs until close. It’s free entry and all are welcome, so come and kick off the bank holiday weekend with us at Greenwich Market!

London Brewers’ Market Event Round-up: August 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. 

August is here, which means one thing: it’s London Beer City time!

Between the 3rd to 13th August, breweries will be bringing drinkers an unrelenting line-up of events, tap takeovers and parties in every corner of the city. We’ve put together a special round-up of LBC events here to ensure that you don’t miss a. single. thing.

In addition to LBC, London breweries will be hosting regular events during the month – and it’s crucial that we squeeze as much as possible out of summer, so let’s keep the party going throughout August, shall we?

(Watch this space, as more events are likely to pop up after the initial frenzy of LBC!)

THE FIVE POINTS SUMMER TAP: Saturday, August 5, 1pm-8pm. All summer long, those lovely bunch at The Five Points Brewing Company are hosting yard parties in their warehouse space in the heart of Hackney. This week will be focused on new breweries, showcasing beer from some of London’s freshest additions alongside their own range. At 2pm, there will be a panel discussion featuring Stephanie Palgrave-Elliot from Caps and Taps and Archie Village from Villages, so don’t miss it. Food will be served up from Capish? to keep tummies happy. The Five Points Brewing Company, 61 Mare Street, E8 4RG. Free, more information here.

CANOPY YARD PARTY: Saturday, August 12, 6pm-2am. Whether you’ve been partaking in the excesses of London Beer City or you’re just looking for a beer on a Saturday night, head to Canopy Beer Co for a guaranteed good time. Expect a selection of their range alongside a DJ to keep feet moving (disco and house have been promised). Be kind to the LBC revellers who do show up, as they’re on the homestretch with only one more day to survive. Canopy Beer Co, Arch1127 Bath Factory Estate, 41 Norwood Road, SE24 9AJ. Free, more information here.

GIPSY HILL’S 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY: Saturday, August 19, 12pm-10pm. Gipsy Hill Brewing Company is turning three and they’d love for you to come help them celebrate and it’s set to be a real bash: succulent meats will be available from Roast Hog (with more options available from a local business TBC). Two bars will be pouring all of their favourite beers with some specials thrown into the mix. They’ll also have a giant beer pong table set up, all to the soundtrack of funk and soul provided by the King of Penge & Double Denim. Gipsy Hill brewing Company, Unit 11 – Hamilton Road Industrial Estate, 160 Hamilton Road, SE27 9SF Free, more information here.

BEAVERILLIUM IPA LAUNCH: Saturday, August 19, 2pm-8pm. Tottenham darlings Beavertown Brewery have collaborated with the superbly talented US brewery, Trillium Brewing Company, to create a mind-blowing IPA (it’s 7.5% and packs a punch). To mark this momentous occasion, they’re hosting a ticketed afternoon at their taproom, where the beer will be available in cans and on tap. You can either elect to pay for your glass and beer on the gate, or grab a six pack (cans must be bought in advance and won’t be on sale on the day). Beavertown Brewery, 17-18 Lockwood Industrial Estate, N17 9QP. Tickets are £6.50 (entry with a 1/2 pint) or £30.50 (entry with a six pack and a 1/2 pint) and can be purchased here.

*new* LONDON BREWERS’ MARKET AT GREENWICH MARKET: Friday, August 25, 6pm-10:30pm. It’s a Carnival special for the August bank holiday weekend, so prepare yourself for sounds and atmosphere galore! We’re teaming up with Greenwich Market to bring the beer to their Street Food Festival: Carnival Flavours event with an all-star line-up of London breweries: Bianca Road Brew Co, Bullfinch Brewery, The Five Points Brewing Company, Hackney Brewery, Signature Brew and Solvay Society. It goes without saying that there will be steel pan drumming and reggae music to keep the carnival spirit going throughout the evening. Greenwich Market, 26 King William Walk, SE10 9HZ. Free, more information here.

*new* FIVE POINTS END OF SUMMER PARTY: Saturday, August 26, 1pm-8pm. Bid the summer adieu at the final of The Five Points Brewing Company‘s Summer Tap series. Held in their Mare Street warehouse yard, this ultimate installation will feature some treats, including new (and inevitably tasty) dishes from Capish? and a huge selection of beers from their own range and from friends alike (including Redchurch Brewery, Partizan Brewing and Orbit Beers). There will also be a market from the folks at East End Trades Guild, showcasing a spread of artisanal products. The Five Points Brewing Company, 61 Mare Street, E8 4RG. Free, more information here.

*new* TRIPLE TAP TAKEOVER: Saturday, August 26, 12pm-late. There will be beers on offer from a trifecta of London breweries at the Red Lion in Stoke Newington. Alongside Camden Brewery, East London’s 40FT Brewery and The Five Points Brewing Company will have four beers each respectively showcased. Representatives of each brewery will also be milling about poised to answer your questions and toting some merch to give away. Saturday vibes will be completed with an acoustic set in the pub’s beer garden. Red Lion, 132 Stoke Newington, Church Street, N16 0JX. Free, more information here.

SIGNATURE BREWERY OPEN DAY: Saturday, August 26, 1pm-8pm. The Signature Brew crew invited drinkers into their brewery last month and they’re doing it all over again. If you’re near E10, you’ll want to stop in for a fantastic line-up of beer and revelry. Special beers on offer include the second instalment of their Solo Series: Simcoe and a brand new wheat beer, White Keys. Burgers will be flipped by Baggio Burger and definitely show up for the 3pm tour lead by their brewer, Tim (reserve your place by e-mailing lilli@signaturebrew.co.uk). Signature Brew, Unit 25, Leyton Business Centre, E10 7BT. 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 Beer City 2017 Round-up

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. 

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London Beer City is now in its fourth year and shows no sign of waning in popularity, still retaining its position as one of the most hotly anticipated beer events in the capital. As with previous years, this incarnation of LBC sees a spectrum of events billed, including tap takeovers, beer festivals and food pairing experiences. Running from August 3rd to August 13th, there’s ten full days of activities scheduled across the city.

The itinerary is brimming with choices, so we’ve done our best to highlight just a selection of the unmissable happenings planned by London breweries to help you get started.

We’ve picked two or three events per day to ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the excitement.

For the full schedule of events, head to the London Beer City website.

We’ve also highlighted our top picks – the most unmissable of the unmissable events- in gold.

Thursday 03 August 2017

LONDON BEER HUNT: Thursday 03 – Sunday 13 August. Running throughout the duration of LBC, get ahead of the crowd and undertake a beery scavenger hunt around the city. Last year focused on East London, but this year will be around the Oxford Street/Soho area. Curated by the friendly crew at Honest Brew, participants download a map and follow the clues to discover some excellent spots for a remarkable pint. If you make it to your final destination, you get a tasty prize too (psst, it’s beer). London, free. More information here.

*BEER CITY OPENING PARTY*: 7pm-12pm. Kick off the festivities at Mason and Company in Hackney Wick, especially if you want to have the first tastes of the two official LBC beers – one a collaboration from North London breweries, brewed with northern hemisphere hops, and the second from South London breweries, brewed with South hemisphere hops. Expect great tunes, a superlative selection of beers from London (and further afield) on tap and delicious grub flying out from resident American-Italian honchos, Capish?. Mason & Company, 25 East Bay Lane, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 3BS, Free. More Information here.

Friday 04 August 2017

*LONDON CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL*: Friday 04 – Sunday 06 August, 12pm-12am. With LBC in full swing, it’s time for one of major craft beer events of the year. London Craft Beer Festival has moved to different premises this year, but still boasts an unbeatable billing with 45 breweries from around the globe. You’ll find plenty to drink from London’s finest, but also a stellar selection from breweries around the UK and the world. Combined with a music line-up that includes Foals and Hot Chip, the round-up of food vendors is equally top quality with Morito, Gunpowder and Berber & Q serving up. You might find that one session just isn’t enough (and weekender passes are available if so). Shoreditch Electric Light Station, Coronet St, N1 6HD. Tickets are £42.50 and can be purchased here.

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK: 6:30pm. Head to London Beer Lab taproom to be guided through a range from London’s newest breweries. Ten beers will be featured and tastings will be led by a knowledgeable workshop instructor. Tasters will be regaled with a background about some of the youngest breweries on the scene, so this is your chance to catch up with the city’s fast-moving landscape. London Beer Lab, 41 Nursery Road, Brixton SW9 8BP. Tickets are £13.50 and can be purchased here.

Saturday 05 August

SOLVAY SOCEITY TASTING: 10am. Ilford’s Solvay Society are nailing Belgian styles right here in London and here’s your opportunity to familiarise yourself with their beer. They’re hosting a free sampling session at Brook Green Market and they’re ready to talk you through their range and inspiration. Brook Green Market, Bolingbrook Rd, Addison Primary School, Addison Gardens, W14 0DT. Free, more information here.

BRIXTON’S SUMMER PARTY: 12pm. Brixton Brewery invites you to delve into the local flavours through their Brixton-inspired beers and mouth-watering sustenance provided by Bread Bread Bakery and the BBQ gurus from Bukowski grill. Take in the colourful surrounds in the heart of Brixton, just around the corner from Electric Avenue. Brixton Brewery, 547 Brixton Station Road SW9 8PF. Free, more information here.

KNOW YOUR HOPS!: 12pm. East London’s Wild Card Brewery challenges you to sharpen your knowledge on everyone’s favourite brewing ingredient: hops. Get ready to push all of your senses to their brink and appreciate the unique properties of different hop varieties. By the end of this session, you’ll know your Cascade from your Vic Secret like an old pro. Wild Card Brewery, Unit 7, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall Street, Walthamstow E17 9HQ. Free, more information here.

Sunday 06 August

HAWKSMOOR BY NUMBERS: Thursday 03-Sunday 13 August. Sunday is a good time to scope out the Brew by Numbers tap takeover hosted at The Hawksmoor in Spitalfields. Their Sunday lunches are a meaty marvel that will reach unparalleled gastronomic heights when accompanied by a perfect pint from the Bermondsey brewery. Tip: arrive both hungry and thirsty. Hawksmoor Spitalfields, 157A Commercial Street, E1 6BJ. If you’re keen on the Sunday roast, it’s recommended that you make a reservation. More information here.

BEER AND BOARD GAMES: 12pm. Beer and board games, board games and beer- is there a more magical pairing? Clarkshaws Brewing doesn’t think so – they’re got a pretty varied range of games at their taproom ready to be enjoyed alongside a refreshing beverage. If you’re set on playing that esoteric version of Settlers of Catan that you own, don’t worry – visitors are encouraged to bring their own games too. Clarkshaws Brewing, Unit 8, Tyrrell Trading Estate, SE22 9NA. Free, more information here.

Monday 07 August

N7 LONDON BEER FEST: Thursday 03 – Sunday 13 August, 4pm. Celebrate the best of London’s brewing scene across two North London locations: The House of Hammerton and The Lamb. Think of this as the perfect start to another week packed with LBC events, as you’ll have a plentiful selection flowing from 33 taps in both venues. A spectrum of styles will be available, so you can really get a sense of where London breweries are excelling. The Lamb, 54 Holloway Road & The House of Hammerton, 99 Holloway Road, N7 8JL. Free, more information here.

WEST IS BEST: Friday 04 – 13 August. One proclamation, two venues – but is West really best? Head to The Mall Tavern or BEER + BURGER to discover some uber tasty specimens from West London to the West coast of the UK and decide for yourself. Expect Weird Beard Brew Co to be representing the city with their devilishly tempting beers. The Mall Tavern, 71 Palace Gardens Terrace, W8 4RU and BEER + BURGER, 88 Walm lane, Willesden Green, NW2 4QY. Free, more information here.

Tuesday 08 August

*GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL*: Tuesday 08 – Saturday 12 August, 12pm-10:30pm. London Beer City may be celebrating its fourth year, but that’s nothing on the Great British Beer Festival. For the fortieth year, GBBF is the definitive cask ale festival showcasing the finest UK cask beer alongside samples from around the world. If you’re looking to stock our on your local brewery supplies, eke out the London Beer City stand, which will have plenty of beer from The Five Points Brewing Company and Redemption Brewing Company. Olympia, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, W14 8UX. Tickets are £11 and can be purchased here.

PRESSURE DROP X REDEMPTION: 6pm. The Tottenham dream team join powers for this double tap takeover at Euston Tap. They’re promised a selection comprised of their freshest and best beers, so not much more needs to be said. If you’re headed to the Great British Beer Festival, this is a no-brainer for either pre/post drinks (or both). Euston Tap, 190 Euston Road, Euston (Tube), NW1 2EF. Free, more information here.

Wednesday 09 August

THE OYSTERMEN X CANOPY BEER CO: 6pm. Herne Hill is the place to be for plump oysters washed down with a smooth oyster stout. Canopy Beer Co has convinced the team from The Oystermen to bring a taste of the sea to their taproom for the occasion and will have their collaboration beer, Everyday Oyster Stout, prepped for the event. Canopy Beer Co, Arch 1127, Bath Factory Estate, 41 Norwood Rd, Herne Hill, SE24 9AJ. Free, more information here.

BREW BY NUMBERS X HAWKSMOOR DINNER: 7:30pm. If you can’t had the chance to enjoy a delicious pint of something juicy from Brew by Numbers at the Hawksmoor in Spitalfields (they’re featured during LBC), don’t despair- they’ve partnered up for a very special dinner and drinks pairing that will appease even the pickiest of carnivores. Guests will dine on a selection of small plates and it’s unlikely that anyone will leave hungry. Hawksmoor Spitalfields, 157A Commercial Street, E1 6BJ. Tickets are £35 and more information can be found here.

Thursday 10 August

HACKNEY TAKES THE EAST LODGE: 5pm. East London’s Hackney Brewery will be taking over the lines at the East Lodge (Euston Tap) with eight of their glorious beers. This will include some of their punchy core range and some seasonal specials. The friendly crew will also be on hand to raise a glass with and answer your questions about the exciting developments at the brewery. Euston Tap (East Lodge), 190 Euston Road, Euston (Tube), NW1 2EF. Free, more information here.

RADLER YARD PARTY: 5pm. Howling Hops have collaborated with Square Root Soda to produce a thirst-quenching radler for your summer needs. A blend of Howling Hops’ Kolsch and Square Root’s Sicilian lemons, this is going to be a party in your mouth. Thankfully, everyone *is* invited and Billy Smokes has the food covered. Howling Hops Tank Bar, Unit 9, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN. Free, more information here.

MEET THE GIPSY HILLBILLIES: 7:30pm. Gipsy Hill Brewing Company invites you to visit their pub, The Douglas Fir, to enjoy their beer and meet the team. They’ll be offering sweet discounts on their bottled beer to take home too, so win-win. The Douglas Fir, 144 Anerley Road, SE20 8DL. Free, more information here.

Friday 11 August

HIVER & FRIENDS’ BERMONDSEY BASH: 4pm. Hiver Beers, maker of London’s favourite honey beers, is throwing a party. Quizzes and prizes will keep punters entertained and a beer tasting menu in conjunction with Woza Biltong will be offered (tickets required). Not forgetting the bees, honey tastings will also be held and beer flights available too. Neighbours Dalston Cola and All Good Beer, a mobile bottleshop, will also be participating in the revelry. Hiver Beers, Arch 56, Stanworth Street, SE1 3NY. Bash is free, but food pairing tickets are £8 and can be purchased here.

THE KERNEL TAP TAKEOVER: 5:45pm. Bermondsey stalwarts, The Kernel Brewery, will have 20 – yes, 20 – lines of beer pouring at Brewdog Shepherd’s Bush. We really don’t have to sell this any more, but expect fresh and delicious beer to make your face exceptionally happy. BrewDog Shepherd’s Bush, 15-19 Goldhawk Rd, W12 8QQ. Free, more information here.

Saturday 12 August

BAVARIAN BREAKFAST: 9am. Before heading to the London Beer City Closing Party in Hackney, line your stomach at The White Hart with some Weisswurst Frühstück, aka the traditional Bavarian breakfast consisting of boiled sausages, sweet mustard, freshly made pretzels and a wheat beer. To accompany your hearty dish, choose from one of 10 German/Bavarian styles of beer on both cask and keg. This was a popular excuse to start drinking early last year, so it might be wise to book a table in advance. The White Hart, 1-3 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, E1 4TP. Free, more information here.

BREWHEADZ X AFFINITY: 12pm. Two Tottenham-based breweries, Brewheadz and Affinity Brewing Company, have come together to brew a special beer. They’re launching it today and promise a great atmosphere (with food and music included, naturally). Brewheadz Taproom, Unit 16a Rosebery Industrial Park, N17 9SR. Free, more information here.

*LONDON BEER CITY CLOSING PARTY*: 12pm-8pm. Alas, all good things must come to an end. Head to the Five Points Brewing Company’s warehouse yard to close another great year of LBC in style. Just in case you haven’t had enough from London’s extensive brewery list, there will be 16 of these represented throughout the afternoon. Learn from the masters with a tutored tasting, which will each focus on a specific area of the city’s brewing scene, or just relish a divine chicken parm sandwich from Capish?. There are no losers here. Five Points Brewing Company, 61 Mare Street, E84RG. Tickets are £8 and include your first pint. They can be purchased here.

Sunday 13 August

WEIRD BEARD BREWERY BASH: 12pm. It will be worth the trek to Weird Beard Brew Co for this whopper of an event, where a tap list of epic proportions will be available. They’ll be pouring both of the LBC beers in addition to their own London Craft Beer Festival special and their first ever sour beer. The team will ensure that there will be vibes aplenty with food and great company. Weird Beard Brewing Co, Unit 5 & 9 Boston Business Park, Trumpers Way, W7 2QA. Free, more information here.

CLUB SODA AFTER-PARTY: 12pm. Because you might just feel like your liver as been pickled by this point, check out Club Soda’s less boozy affair, which will showcase non-alcoholic beer being produced in London. This will get you back on course (and perhaps restore your humanity). Bermondsey Square, Tower Bridge Road, SE1 3UN. Free, more information here.

DUAL RUNNINGS: 1pm. Get down to The Kernel Brewery to taste their collaboration with Partizan Brewing, a parti-gyle beer that’s been brewed both together and separately. In the makings for about three years, these two beers have been resting for two years, resulting in a Quadruple brewed at Partizan from the first wort runnings and a second beer brewed from the second runnings and aged in foudres at The Kernel. After trying these beauties on keg and in bottle, move on to the range of both breweries’ beers. The Kernel Brewery, Arch 11, Dockley Road Industrial Estate, Dockley Road, SE16 3SF. Free, more information here.

Happy London Beer City, folks!

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 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.

Let’s do this, July.

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 lilli@signaturebrew.co.uk). 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!