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 Co, The Five Points Brewing Company, Hammerton Brewery, The London Beer Factory, ORA Brewing, Orbit Beers, Reunion 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.