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!

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London Brewers’ Market at Greenwich Market: Friday Street Food Fest

Come join us at Greenwich Market on Friday, the 23rd of June, for their Friday Street Food Fest for Evening Standard Food Month!

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We’ll have a tidy array of London breweries pouring their beer alongside some tasty food offerings from a long list of street food traders, including Pimp My Ramen, Salt Shed, LamJam, Big V, Pesky Buns and more.

Enjoy a great range of beers from Partizan Brewing, Orbit Beers, Villages, Bianca Road Brew Co., Hop Stuff Brewery and LBM organisers The Five Points Brewing Company. There will be pilsners to pair alongside hot dogs, porters to partner with salt beef bagels, pale ales to twin with empanadas, and saisons to satisfy with a surfeit of sandwiches. Plus there will be plenty of beer to purchase for the rest of weekend in cans and bottles.

Contributing to the festive foodie and beery vibes will be music courtesy of The Disco Biscuit DJs, and there’s even a free glass of Prosecco if you register on EventBrite.

Greenwich Market’s Friday Street Food Fest will be running from 6pm until 10:30pm, and you can get the full list of food traders on their event page. Get the 23rd in the diary by registering on Eventbrite or with an RSVP on Facebook. This event is free entry and all are welcome, so come along!

London Brewers’ Market at Greenwich Market: Friday, 5 May

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We are pleased to announce our next London Brewers’ Market alongside Independent Label Market on Friday, the 5th of May, for a Night Market extravaganza at the historic Greenwich Market!

London Brewers’ Market organisers The Five Points Brewing Company have brought together a fine South London showcase of beery peers to rock the stalls on that Friday evening. We look forward to enjoying beer from our friends at Orbit Beers, Bullfinch Brewery, Partizan Brewing, Bianca Road Brewing Company, The London Beer Factory, Canopy Beer Co., Villages, Brockley Brewery and Gipsy Hill Brewing Company to enjoy at the market as well as to take away for the rest of the evening!

Get it in the diary! This event is free entry and all are welcome. Be sure to check in with our pals at Independent Label Market to see what record labels will be bringing the tunes for the evening. We’ll see you at Greenwich Market for this join Night Market!

London Brewers’ Market at Venn Street Market: Saturday, 25 March

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Viva Venn Street! Come and see a tidy collection of London Brewers’ Market vendors at the wonderful Venn Street Market on Saturday, the 25th of March! Enjoy brews from some our favourite London breweries while you peruse the wonderful food and craft stalls at this classic Saturday market in Clapham!

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Here’s our line-up of breweries for Venn Street Market on Saturday, the 25th:

The Five Points Brewing Company – The London Brewers’ Market organisers are back and bringing some of their beloved beers along in both cans and bottles. Expect some rarer offerings including their Barrel Aged Railway Porter and latest Old Greg’s Barley Wine!

Howling Hops – Howling Hops are joining their Hackney neighbours along south of the river. Taste some of their brews made in their unique tank bar–the first of its kind in the UK!

Anspach & Hobday – Bermondsey’s own Anspach & Hobday are making a return to Venn Street alongside Five Points and Gipsy Hill. Let’s hope they bring some of their Smoked Porter!

Gipsy Hill Brewing Company – Characterful beers made by wonderful folks, Gipsy Hill will have something for everyone at Venn Street Market. Pick up a few brews in some of their sweet carrying cases for a gift… to yourself.

Brixton Brewery – We’re glad to have Brixton Brewery along for our latest Venn Street jaunt! Their Atlantic APA is a favourite of their tasty range of beers, so don’t miss it when visiting.

Umbrella Brewing – These Holloway Heroes are making alcoholic ginger beer that’s packing plenty of punch! Get a taste of their refreshingly zippy offering to get you in the mood for the warmer weather.

You can enjoy beer on draught from our brewers as well as pick up bottles and cans for take-away to fill your fridge at home.

Get it in the diary! We’ll be operating the same time as Venn Street Market will be running, so that’s 10am until 4pm. Stop by and meet the brewers behind some of your favourite beers, or discover a new local brew!

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This is a great event leading up to the London Brewers’ Market at Old Spitalfields just a week later! Both events are free entry, so stop in.

London Brewers’ Market Event Round-up: September 2016

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. 

London’s breweries hardly stop to catch their breath during the summer months and the events keep rolling in. But as September rears its head, the balmy evenings are curtailed and our time spent lounging in beer gardens will be (rudely) interrupted by cooler temperatures and shortened daylight hours.

It’s a hard pill to swallow, but there’s still time to squeeze the most out of the summer. We must relish the last of the saisons before moving on to the comforting embrace of a stout!

To ease the transition, we give you a round-up of September’s unmissable events in London:

MEET THE BREWER WITH REDCHURCH: Thursday the 1st of September from 20:00. Head down to the Beer Shop London to catch up with The Redchurch Brewery and swill some of their range. There will be bottles available to drink onsite or take home, so stop by and get cosy with this East London brewery in Nunhead. The London Beer Shop, 40 Nunhead Green, London SE15 3QF. Free but places must be reserved in advance: http://www.thebeershoplondon.co.uk/events.html

MS. SHAKESPEARE AT WILD CARD BREWERY: Thursday the 1st of September from 18:30-23:00. The wonderful Wild Card Brewery are hosting an evening with Garden Gate Arts showcasing competition-winning new writing from four female playwrights, who will have their short plays staged as rehearsed readings for the very first time. This will be an incredible evening of homegrown talent and locally-brewed beer, topped off with live music and a pop-up pizza van. Wild Card Brewery, Unit 7, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall Street, Walthamstow, London E17 9HQ. Tickets are £11 with booking fee: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/370718

TASTING EVENT WITH ONE MILE END: Friday the 2nd of September from 19:00. Following their big move to their new Tottenham digs, One Mile End are hosting a tasting event at Mother Kelly’s Bottle Shop. Hear about the expansion, their beers and what the future holds for this growing brewery. Samples of their beer- including some rare editions- are included in the ticket price. Mother Kelly’s Bottle Shop, 186 Well St, London E9 6QU. Tickets are £15: http://shop.motherkellys.co.uk/product/onemileendevent/

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FIVE POINTS YARD PARTY: Saturday the 3rd of September from 13:00-20:00. Once again, The Five Points Brewing Company are opening up their warehouse yard to the public once again. Expect their range on tap, food from pop-up Italian-American purveyors Capish? and live music to get drinkers dancing. This will be a special occasion, as they will be celebrating the launch of their Pils in a can in all its glorious violet glory. Other brewers will be represented on the day in a mini London Brewers’ Market too. The Five Points Brewing Company Warehouse, 61 Mare Street, London E8 4RG. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1161364010588171/

SAMBROOK’S BREWERY TOUR: Wednesday the 7th of September at 19:00. Get inside Sambrook’s Brewery in Battersea for a tour lead by head brewer, Sean Knight. Three half pint samples are served alongside the history of brewery, an explanation of the brewing process and the secret to brewing award-winning beer. You might need to take notes. Sambrook’s Brewery, Unit 1 & 2 Yelverton Road Battersea, London SW11 3QG. Tickets are £15 and can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sambrooks-brewery-tour-open-evening-meet-the-brewer-tickets-24486879917

THE BRICK LANE BEER FESTIVAL: Friday the 9th of September, 15:00. Promising a range of beers from By The Horns Brewing Co., Brixton Brewery and Rocky Head Brewery, this is a solid bet for quaffing a selection of beers from some noteworthy breweries based outside of East London. Live music and some smoked barbecue delights will be on hand from BearBQ. In other words, it’s worth skiving off work early to attend. Exmouth Market Centre, 49 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell EC1R 4QL. Free: http://www.bricklanebeerfestival.com/

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BEER BY THE RIVER 2016: Saturday the 10th of September, 12:00-22:00. Beer? Check. Food? Check. Music? Check. This event is being thrown by Sambrook’s Brewery and promises to be a day bursting with good times. Set on Tooting Common, over 25 breweries will be represented, including a liberal range of Sambrook’s own beer. Pop-up vendors will keep drinkers going and the day promises something for everyone- from kids to the kids at heart. Tooting Bec Common, London SW16. Tickets range from £5- £10 and can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beer-by-the-river-2016-tickets-18468929064

FIVE POINTS BREWERY TOUR: Saturday the 10th of September, 12:00-14:00. The monthly tour offered by The Five Points Brewing Company is the perfect balance of education and libation. Come along and learn about the brewery’s history, their range and see their brewing kit and packaging lines. You’ll be guided through beer with plenty of samples and- if you’re lucky- might get to stick your head in the mash tun. The Five Points Brewing Company, 3 Institute Pl, London E8 1JE, United Kingdom. Tickets are £12 + booking fee and can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/september-brewery-tour-at-the-five-points-brewing-company-tickets-26519620900

MEET THE BREWER WITH REDEMPTION: Thursday the 15th of September, 18:00-22:00. This is your chance to catch up with Andy Moffat, head brewer and owner of Redemption Brewing Co. based in Tottenham. Stalwarts of the London brewing scene, why not stop by to catch up with the brewery and hear about their brand new brewing site? It’s three times larger than their former unit, so expect to see much more of their beer in your near future. Try some samples and indulge in a slice of Spain from Squid Kitchen’s pop-up kitchen. Craving Coffee, Gaunson House, Markfield Rd, London N15 4QQ. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/650838458407325/

THE RAINBOW PROJECT AT BEAVERTOWN BREWERY: Saturday the 17th of September, 14:00-20:00. The ultimate beer collaboration is back, and what better way than to spend it at one of the collaborating breweries! Head to Beavertown Brewery on Saturday, the 17th, and enjoy their collaboration beer with Parrotdog, as well as the other beers pairing British brewers, including LBM pals Partizan, with their compatriots from New Zealand! There’s 7 collaborative beers in total, one for every colour of the rainbow, so arrive ready to beer. Beavertown Brewery, Units 17 & 18, Lockwood Industrial Park, Mill Mead Road, Tottenham Hale, London N17 9QP. Tickets start at £40 for entry, commemorative Rainbow Project glass and ALL THE BEER ALL DAY. For serious. Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beavertown-rainbow-project-2016-launch-tickets-26899213271#tickets

POP-UP SUPPER CLUB AT BULLFINCH BREWERY: Wednesday the 21st of September, 19:00-22:00. La Petite Bouchee will be serving up French-inspired bistro classics for this pop-up supper club event at the Bullfinch Brewery in Herne Hill. Rillette and tartes are on the menu and diners can opt for classic moules mariniere in white wine or in a sauce made from Bullfinch’s own Milou saison. So there’s no contest, really- dinner infused with beer every time. Bullfinch Brewery Tap Room, Arch 886-887 Rosendale Road, Herne Hill, London SE24 9EH. Tickets are £30 and can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/la-petite-bouchee-pop-up-supper-club-at-bullfinch-brewery-tickets-27217228463

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ONE MILE END TAP TAKEOVER AT THE RAKE: Wednesday the 21st of September, 15:00-23:00. One Mile End will be the belle of the ball at this tap takeover at The Rake. Ask the brewers about their shiny new brewery space in Tottenham while sampling their beer and maybe even win some prizes. The Rake, 14 Winchester Walk, Borough Market, London SE1 9AG. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/678662355619911

BRIXTON BY BRIXTON: From Thursday the 29 September, 16:30 until Sunday the 2 October, 22:30. It’s The Craft Beer Co Brixton’s 4th Birthday and you’re invited to come along and get caught up in the revelries. They’ve joined by Brixton Brewery to celebrate the momentous occasion, offering a range of Brixton’s beers on tap, a meet the brewer event and a cracking DJ line-up. There will also be food onsite and a great party atmosphere guaranteed.  They grow up so fast, don’t they? The Craft Beer Co. Brixton, 11-13 Brixton Station Road London, London SW9 8PA. Free: http://www.thecraftbeerco.com/events/2016/9/29/brixton-by-brixton-a-four-day-celebration-of-the-best-of-sw9

Have we missed something? Feel free to post any upcoming events featuring London breweries in London in the comments below.

Here’s Your Line-up for Hackney Summer Fete

This Saturday, we will be out in the sun at Hackney Summer Fete at St John at Hackney Church! Come and join us and enjoy what is set to be a brilliant summer festival! We have a wonderful line of stalwarts as well as a shiny new brewery making its London Brewers’ Market debut. Here’s the line-up:

The Five Points Brewing Company

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The Five Points, who are the brewery behind London Brewers’ Market, will be bringing its new Five Points Pils to the party along with other favourites to enjoy at the Fete! Brewing their beer just off Amhurst Road since early 2013–a five-minute walk from St John at Hackney!–The Five Points have become an East London brewer well-known beyond the borough for their full-flavoured, classic brews in keg, can, cask and bottle.

One Mile End

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One Mile End launched in October 2014 beneath The White Hart Brew Pub, Whitechapel, London. They quickly established a core range of excellent craft beers whilst simultaneously filling The White Hart’s taps with experimental one-off specials. 2016 marks their move into Tottenham on a bigger brew kit to amp up their core range and bring out some bigger, slightly off kilter beer this year!

Solvay Society

Making their first foray into the London Brewers’ Market, Solvay Society takes inspiration from the The Solvay Conferences that brought together the greatest minds in physics and chemistry in the heart of Brussels, leading to some of the most fundamental discoveries of our time. Founded in 2014 by homebrewers Roman, a physicist, and JP, an engineer, Solvay Society are interpreting Belgian style beers with a modern twist.

Hackney Brewery

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Top folks brewing top beers, Hackney Brewery were established in 2011, making them the first registered brewery in their namesake borough. Creating a beloved selection of cask ales as well as a dynamic seasonal and craft range, Hackney Brewery are a hive of activity in their railway arch near Hoxton Station to supply the bars, pubs and bottle shops who stock their fine brews.

London Brewing Co.

Beginning its life in The Bull in Highgate , London Brewing Co. are now brewing a large range of ales in The Bohemia in North Finchley and have recently expanded to supply beyond the two North London brewpubs, much to the enjoyment of those elsewhere! See them at their stall for some special summery brews to be enjoyed at Hackney Summer Fete.

40FT Brewery

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The Dalston-based 40FT launched in 2015 and have been brewing a selection of delicious beers in their shipping container, including their refreshing Larger. Pay a visit to their brewery tap room, which is also a shipping container and open on most Friday evenings and Saturdays–it’s a short bus ride away from the Hackney Summer Fete!

Signature Brew

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We’re happy to have the fine folks from Signature Brew back on board with us at London Brewers’ Market with their range of sonically-inspired brews. Based in nearby Leyton, their beers have been a popular feature at our London Brewers’ Markets as well as in several nearby pubs, bottle shops and bars. Tuck into some of their cans to fuel the rest of your weekend after the Fete.

London Beer Lab

Calling itself an open source brewery, London Beer Lab started in 2012, as a brewery making stellar brews as well as a resource to teach others how to brew their own beer! Courses and workshops are available at their location in Loughborough Junction and in Brixton as part of The Beer Hive.

Home Brew Depot

Want to get your start into the brewing world? See our friends at Home Brew Depot to get started with a home brew kit of your very own! Their brewkits are suitable for beginners, and if you want to improve your home brewing skills, ask them about their brew school classes.

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London Brewers’ Market at Hackney Summer Fete will be running from 12 noon until 7pm in The Paddock area of St John at Hackney. The event is free entry, and there’s a multitude of events going on throughout the Fete, including craft stalls, street food, music, a vintage fair and even a dog show! More information can be found on the Hackney Summer Fete Facebook page and its event page.

Guest Post: London Brewers’ Market April Review

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Our latest guest posting is from Rebecca Pate, who is a fledging beer writer, craft beer enthusiast and East London dweller. You can follow her on Twitter (@rpate) or say hello at the next beer event-she’s the six foot tall Canadian.

Not even April showers could dampen spirits at the inaugural London Brewers’ Market of 2016.

Held in partnership with the Independent Label Market on the 4 April, Old Spitalfields Market was occupied by 26 independent brewers from across the capital. Attracting a steady stream of pundits for one afternoon, drinkers and breweries came together to exalt great beer. Brewers eagerly showcased a range of styles, representing the innovative spirit behind London’s growing brewing scene.

With such a dizzying selection on offer, it was a defensible act to overlook a stall. It was equally pardonable if- instead of pushing the boat out- you were tempted by an old favourite. The cold, harsh reality is that it was impossible to try everything on offer.

With that acknowledgement of our individual limitations—whether attributable to time or ABVs—I’ve compiled a list of five beers that were proffered at LBM. These are representative of the spectrum of styles currently in demand in the city.

The Five Points Brewing Company: Vito’s Brown Ale (Now known as Brick Field Brown)
The most recent version of this brown ale was unveiled at LBM. Although it pours an opaque black, its high carbonation and dry finish made it a highly sessionable choice. It delivered warm malty notes with hints of dark chocolate. Deliciously moreish and undoubtedly one to track down again.

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Hackney Brewery: Kiwi Thunder
A solid IPA with a clout of antipodean flavours. The New Zealand hops gave it aromas of juicy grapefruit, orange peel and other tropical notes- the taste also delivered the same citrusy punch, balanced with light sweetness from the malt. A zesty IPA that’s worth revisiting.

• Rocky Head Brewery: Pale Ale
An American pale ale from a small brewery based in Southfields, this was a flavoursome and balanced pale ale. Golden, unfiltered and using new world hops, this smooth-drinking pint had aromas of citrus and pine. A hint of sweetness from the malt and a clean finish make this a fruity and pleasant choice.

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• One Mile End: Blood Orange Wheat DIPA
With an ABV of 7.4%, this packed a punch. A complex aroma of marmalade, pepper and citrus, this dark golden beer was intensely citrusy at first sip. The bitter hops then kicked in and the alcohol lent a warming finish. It grew on me, but I didn’t dare go back for a second so early in the afternoon.

• Anspach & Hobday: The Sour Dry Hop
A sour/wild ale that was outstanding. It carried an aroma of acidic lemon and followed through with lip-puckering tartness. It finished with a dry crispness and screamed out for an afternoon session in the sun.

This is by far a non-exhaustive list, but it highlights the varied tastes catered for at LBM and across London more generally. It will be fascinating to see what styles prevail at the next LBM-yet to be confirmed-but we hopefully won’t be kept on tenterhooks for too long.

Hello from LBM’s organisers: The Five Points Brewing Company

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At The Five Points Brewing Company, we have a great enthusiasm for the London beer scene which we are proudly a part of. As individuals, we have enjoyed the beer of London’s breweries since the heady days of Mason & Taylor. As a brewery, we organised a London Brewers’ bar at Leeds International Beer Festival in 2013 and participated in the first London Beer City last year.

We also organised London Brewers’ Market in the autumn of 2013 and held the first ever edition of the Market on Saturday the 30th of November, 2013, alongside the well-established Independent Label Market at Old Spitalfields. We invited along members of the London Brewers’ Alliance to develop an event to showcase the quality and breadth of breweries in the capital that was good for brewers and drinkers, as well as being a lot of fun for everyone involved!

London is home to a number of breweries–currently at least 62 and growing! With the London Brewers’ Market, we at The Five Points want to help introduce Londoners to the fantastic folks behind their local breweries, as well as to introduce drinkers from all over to what the independent brewers of this city can brew.

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For those of you who are unfamiliar with us here at The Five Points, we are an independent brewery based in Hackney, East London. We’ve been brewing since March of 2013, and we currently have a core range of four beers: Five Points Pale, Railway Porter, Hook Island Red and Five Points IPA.

We’ll have a stall at the next London Brewers’ Market on the 28th of March alongside 21 other breweries, and we’ll be selling beer on draught as well as our bottles. Be sure to stop by The Five Points’ stand to taste some brews, pick up some bottles and have a chat about our brewery and the market. You can also reach us for any questions or feedback at info@fivepointsbrewing.co.uk.