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.

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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.

London Brewers’ Market Round-up: March 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.

February brought a flurry of events – and then concluded with literal flurries. Even if we’re stepping into March with snow on the ground, spring is just around the corner. We hope. And, like February, this month also promises plenty of beer events around London.

One of March’s highlights is Women’s History Month, so we’re delighted to see events and special brews happening across the month.

Check out March’s offerings below.

HALE BREWING LAUNCH PARTY: Saturday, March 3, from noon. Details are scarce about this new brewery, which has taken up Affinity Brew Co‘s former space in a shipping container in Tottenham’s Five Miles venue, called Hale Brewing. So consider this your opportunity to try their range of beer beer before everyone else. Five Miles, 39b Markfield Road, N15 4QA. Free, more information here.

MASON & COMPANY’S MARCH BOTTLE CLUB: Saturday, March 3, 4pm-5.30pm. As part of Women’s History Month, Hackney Wick’s Mason & Company are hosting their monthly bottle club with a Women in Beer theme. Sample five beers accompanied by a tutored tasting from their resident beer expert. London brewery, Wild Card Brewery, will be represented in the beer line-up. Mason & Company, 25 East Bay Lane, Here East, Hackney Wick, E20 3BS. Tickets are £10 plus booking fee and available here.

LONDON DRINKER FESTIVAL: Wednesday, March 14 – Friday, March 16. Sadly, this is the last ever London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival, which is brought to you by the North London branch of CAMRA. Join them for the 34th (and final) year at the Camden Centre for a selection of ciders and beers on cask and keg from a line-up of London breweries. There will also be talks held during each session for your chance to get up close and personal with some of the beers, but tickets must be bought in advance. Camden Centre, Bidborough St, WC1H 9JE. Tickets are £8-£11 and can be purchased here.

40 SHADES OF GREEN V2: Saturday, March 17, 12pm-11pm. Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up, so eschew the same old black stuff for some excellent beers from 40FT Brewery. One of the founders is Irish, so it’s no surprise that they’re taking the event seriously. Expect glorious dry Irish stouts, authentic Irish food and music in addition to the Irish rugby match. It’ll be a great craic. 40FT Brewery, Bootyard, Abbott Street, E8 3DP. Free, more information here.

ST PATRICK’S DAY & SIX NATIONS: Saturday, March 17, 12pm-10:30pm. If you haven’t heard, there’s a pretty big rugby game on St Patrick’s Day this year that sees Ireland playing against England. Yikes. So why not watch it with an Irish craft beer in hand? If you head to Gipsy Hill Brewing Co, you can do just that, as they’ve curated an excellent Irish beer selection and even some glorious noms from Roast Hog. No matter what the outcome of the rugby is, you’ll be winning. Gipsy Hill Brewing Company, 5, Hamilton Road Industrial Estate, 160 Hamilton Rd, West Norwood, SE27 9SF. Free, more information here.

DEPTFORD CRAFT BEER FEAST: Saturday, March 23, 12pm-9pm. Over 20 breweries from across the UK are descending upon Deptford for Craft Beer Feast, hosted by Hop Stuff Brewery, including a number of London’s finest (Brew by Numbers, Five Points Brewing Company, Fourpure Brewing Co and Partizan Brewing, to name but a few). Street food will be on offer to supplement the flowing beer and expect crowds in droves for this one. Deptford Market Yard, SE8 4BX. Free, RSVP here.

*new* GIPSY HILL MULTIPLE BEER LAUNCH: Thursday, March 29, 5pm-10pm. The guys at Gipsy Hill Brewing Co are bringing not just one, not just two, not just THREE, but FOUR beers to the legendary The Rake in Borough Market for the multiple beer launch event. The billing includes two NEPAS, a sour and a chocolate milkshake stout. There’s literally something for every palate! The Rake,14 Winchester Walk, Borough Market, SE1 9AG. 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: February 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.

Whether or not you participated in Dryanuary/Tryanuary last month, it feels good to see the back of January. With the arrival of February, we can shift away from all the roaring campaigns and just ease back into the regular rhythm of things. Phew.

As you’d expect, things jump once again into full throttle for this month, seeing a number of events already planned or in the works, so let’s dive straight in.

A VEGAN’S NOT JUST FOR VEGANUARY: Thursday, February 1, 6pm-12am. Maybe you did Veganuary, maybe you’re a full-time vegan, or maybe you just don’t like the idea of your beers not being vegan. Don’t blame you. Good thing is that all the beers from Weird Beard Brew Co on at Brew Dog Camden are vegan! Stop by and you can also partake in some tasty vegan dishes designed specifically for the occasion. BrewDog Camden, 113 Bayham Street, NW1 0AG. Free, more information here.

LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR: HACKNEY BREWERY: Thursday, February 1, 6pm-12am. BrewDog Shoreditch want to share the love of some local brewing superstars, so they’ve invited Hackney Brewery in to showcase a range of their juicy beers. The friendly team will be partying alongside punters and will be happy to discuss all of the excitement going on just ten minutes away from the bar in their Hackney arches. BrewDog Bar Shoreditch, 51-55 Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6LA. Free, more information here. 

ORBIT BEERS LAUNCH PARTY AT DRAFT HOUSE CAMDEN: Friday, February 2, 6pm-9pm. Orbit Beers are celebrating the fact that their beers will be pouring at every Draft House for three separate month-long residencies (including this February)! A momentous occasion like this deserves a momentous party, so head down to the Draft House in Camden to watch the launch kick-off against a great soundtrack of tunes courtesy of the Orbit team. Then you can watch them do it all over again in June and October, when they’ll be pouring and partying across venues again. Draft House Camden Road, 102-104 Camden Road, Camden, NW1 9EA. Free, more information here.

ONES TO WATCH BEER FESTIVAL WEEKEND: Friday, February 2 – Sunday February 4. Hackney Wick’s Mason & Company has put together a frankly epic line-up of ten breweries deemed ‘ones to watch’ by beer bloggers, writers and Ratebeer.com. All weekend long, you can try beers from a number of breweries around the UK and Ireland, including London’s own Affinity Brew Co. There’s a tutored tasting available on Friday the 2nd February at 6pm and you can get a wristband for £7.50 that will entitle you to three 1/3rds and a glass to take home. Mason & Company, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 25 E Bay Ln, E20 3BS. Festival is free entry, more information here.

PRESSURE DROP & PALS VOL 1: Saturday, February 3, 2pm-8pm. Head to Pressure Drop Brewing‘s new Tottenham taproom for their inaugural Pressure Drop & Pals event, which features Bristol-based brewery, Lost & Grounded Brewers, who will be taking over half of the taps. Keep an eye on the taproom for a series of events that see Pressure Drop invite in some brewing friends for a good old knees-up. Pressure Drop Brewing, Unit 6 Lockwood Industrial Estate, N17 9QP. Free, more information here. 

MONDO SUPER BOWL PARTY: Sunday, February 4, 8pm-12am. You don’t have to be from the good old USA to enjoy a Super Bowl party, and that’s a fact. So join in on the fun with Mondo Brewing Company, who will be screening the entire Super Bowl (LII, if you’re curious) in the company of some excellent beers and prime football snacks. Game on. Mondo Brewing, 86 Stewarts Road, SW8 4UG. Free, more information here.

SQUARE ROOT BATCH 1000 LAUNCH PARTY: Wednesday, February 7, 6pm-11pm. Newbies to the London Brewers’ Market line-up, Hackney’s Square Root Soda likes to experiment with their craft, whether it’s with fruit, alcohol or even bourbon barrels. Join the team to help them celebrate four years in business and their 1,000th batch, with this special launch at Mason & Company. They’ll be serving up their limited edition bourbon barrel aged ginger beer and we hear that there might be a cake. Mason & Company, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 25 E Bay Ln, E20 3BS. Free, more information here.

CAPISH? X FIVE POINTS BEER PAIRING DINNER: Thursday, February 8, 7pm-10pm. Those Italian-American inspired, meatball slinging gurus, Capish?, will be joining forces with Hackney’s The Five Points Brewing Company for an impressive five course beer pairing dinner. Tickets are a mere £35 and include the company of Head Brewer Greg Hobbs in addition to five courses, five beers and a limited edition piece of artwork. Mason & Company, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 25 E Bay Ln, E20 3BS. Tickets are £35 (plus booking fee) and can be booked here.

FOURPURE BREWHOUSE WARMING: Saturday, February 10, 11am-8pm. Bermondsey stalwarts, Fourpure Brewing Co, are throwing open the doors to their newly expanded brewhouse and flashy new taproom to the public. They’re promising a big bash too, filled with one-off beers and specials, free merchandise and beer, live music and fun activities for all. Lots of details are still to be announced and most of the tickets are sold out, but you can still grab a full package. Fourpure Brewery, Bermondsey Trading Estate, 22 Rotherhithe New Road, SE16 3LL. Tickets are available here.

OLD KENT ROAD TAP SHARE: Saturday, February 10, 12pm-11pm. How nice! Bianca Road Brew Co have invited their neighbours and friends, Old Kent Rd. Brewery, in for a tap takeover and meet the brewer event. Stop by to try some delicious beers, including the Heygate Pale and limited edition Lychee Pale from Old Kent Road and a new Vanilla Coffee Porter from Bianca Road. Be there for 4pm, when they’ll be hosting a free tasting. Bianca Road Brew Co, 19 Pages Walk, SE1 4SB. Free, more information here.

*new* ANNIVERSARY OF WEIRD BEARD’S FIRST BREW: Thursday, February 15, 5pm-11pm. To mark the date of their first commercial brew 5 years ago, Weird Beard Brew Co are celebrating where it all began in Hanwell. They have opted to throw a big ol’ bash at The King’s Arms (also a W7 postcode) to commemorate this occasion. Join the team for lots of their awesome beer and delicious pizza too. Kings Arms, 110 Uxbridge Road, Hanwell, W7 3SU. Free, more information here.

*new* ORBIT’S SEVEN DOUBLE BROWN STOUT LAUNCH: Thursday, February 15, 6pm-9pm. Orbit Beers are launching what just might be the perfect beer for this time of year: a double brown stout: The SEVEN. Described as an homage to the 7 inch record, each order of this chocolatey 7.4% beer will be served up with its namesake, a 7 inch record! Head to the Draft House Charlotte Street for this launch and a tap takeover to boot. Draft House Charlotte Street, 43 Goodge Street, W1T 1TA. Free, more information here.

SIX DEGREES OF BEAVERTOWN: Saturday, February 17, 2pm-8pm. If you were lucky enough to grab a ticket – this event is now sold out – get ready for Beavertown Brewery‘s big sixth birthday festivities. There are 34 beers promised to be pouring and eight special collaborations with a list of breweries from across the UK. Beavertown Brewery, 17-18 Lockwood Industrial Estate, N17 9QP. The event is now sold out, but find more information here.

STOKEY BEER FEST 2018: Saturday, February 17 – Sunday, February 18, various times. Returning for its second year, Stokey Beer Fest is bigger and better than last year’s momentous effort. Hosted in Abney Hall, London breweries such as Affinity Brew Co, Hammerton Brewery, Moncada Brewery, Solvay Society and Seven Sisters Brewery will be serving up some special beers to ticket holders. A £32 ticket will get you a a 1/3rd sample from each of the 14 vendors, a can of the festival beer and a branded festival glass. Abney Public Hall, 73A Stoke Newngton Church St, N16 0AS. Tickets are £32 and available here.

*new* SOUTH WEST BREWERIES TAP TAKEOVER: Friday, February 23, 5pm – Sunday, February 25. All weekend long, Hackney Wick’s Mason & Company are hosting a tap takeover of five breweries from the South West of England (not strictly London-based breweries, no, but you know you can always find local beer in the form of The Five Points Brewing Company on tap here at all times). Mason & Company, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 25 E Bay Ln, E20 3BS. Free, more information here.

*new* HACKNEY BREWERY/KCBC BEER LAUNCH: Friday, February 23, 6pm – close. Hackney Brewery recently collaborated with Brooklyn’s KCBC (Kings County Brewers Collective) to produce a juicy NEIPA called Sleeping Giants. Want to be the first to taste it? Head to this official launch and tap takeover at The Axe in Stoke Newington and you’ll find it on tap alongside a selection of some of Hackney’s very delicious beers. The Axe, 8 Northwold Road, N16 7HR. free.

HOW WE ROLL LAUNCH PARTY: Friday, February 23, 6pm – close. Recently, Tottenham’s Pressure Drop Brewing collaborated with Bristol’s Lost and Grounded Brewers and now they’re ready to launch the thing! Join them at The Kings Arms for the first pour of How We Roll, a Belgian Chocolate Stout. Made with the Pressure Drop’s house Belgian yeast and cacao shells from Land Chocolate, this is set to be a delicious drop. Kings Arms, 11A Buckfast Street, E2 6EY. Free, more information here.

CRAFT BEER RISING 2018: Thursday, February 22 – Saturday February 24. Craft Beer Rising is the UK’s biggest craft beer festival with 175 vendors set to exhibit in 2018 at the Old Truman Brewery. Head over to their website for a full listing of breweries, but there are a few great London names that will be involved, including Gipsy Hill Brewing Company, Brixton Brewery and Mondo Brewing Co. Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL London, United Kingdom. Ticket prices vary 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.