London Brewers’ Market Event Round-up: November 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. 

Bring on November, with its cooler nights and shorter days. London is braced for you. In spite of your best efforts, we refuse to loaf around when there’s so much to do and such great beer to conquer.

We welcome this month with another round-up of the best beer events because as the woolly layers go on and daylight disappears, we have to do something to keep our sanity:

FIVE POINTS TAP TAKEOVER: Wednesday, 2 November, 17:00-23:00. Another corker from the good folks at The Rake pub in Borough Market, this tap takeover showcases Hackney’s The Five Points Brewing Co. Expect a range of their beers on cask, keg and in bottle together with chipper representatives on hand to answer any burning questions. Every beer purchased will put you in line to win a mysterious – but undoubtedly fabulous – beery prize. The Rake, 14 Winchester Walk, Borough Market, SE1 9AG London. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/194997380924055/

ANSPACH & HOBDAY TASTING & TOUR: Thursday, November 3, 18:30-21:30. One of the Bermondsey brewery crew, Anspach & Hobday invite you on a behind-the-scenes tour of their railway arch outfit, to meet the brewer and taste three of their beers (with another beer on arrival). Focused on making London the epicentre of the best beer in the world, this is a brewery with a mission- and they’re well on the way, from what we’ve tasted. Anspach & Hobday, 118 Druid Street, SE1 2 London. Tickets are £15 +bf and available to purchase here

BRIXTON BREWERY TASTINGS + TOURS: Friday, 4 November & Friday, 24 November, 18:30- 22:00. Join Brixton Brewery‘s founder, Jez Galaun, on an evening tour. Highlights include an overview of the brewing process and tasters of 4 beers with ample opportunity to find out more about this South London family-run operation. Their bold flavours and vibrant branding are as colourful as the local area, so escape the dreariness of November with some dynamic beer and insight into one of London’s most community-focused breweries. Brixton Brewery, Arch 547, Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PF. Tickets are £15 and available here.

HOP SWAP V.4 FEATURING MONDO BREWING: Tuesday, 8 November, 20:00-23:00. This month’s Hop Swap brings together a brewery, a baker and a candlestick maker. Well, maybe not the last one, but Battersea’s Mondo Brewing Company will be in attendance for a meet the brewer and tap takeover at The Cock Tavern in Hackney. Thai in a Pie will be dishing out their fusion-filled parcels and competing against marinara masters, Capish?, in a hot sauce showdown. All of this madness will unfold against the backdrop of a good old-fashioned bottle share- so be sure to have something special in tow- and even a mystery trade raffle that will have people talking for days. All types of beer drinkers- from lambic lovers to premium lager swillers- are welcome. The Cock Tavern, 315 Mare Street, London E8 1EJ. Free, but bring some beer along for the bottle share: https://www.facebook.com/events/1768392403426294/

BEAVERTOWN PARTY AT MASON & CO: Wednesday, 9 November, 18:00-23:00. Hackney Wick hotspot Mason & Company are throwing a Beavertown Brewery tap takeover of collosal proportions: 18 taps will see the seven core beers represented alongside 11 specials and limited editions. Expect Phantom Sours, Elder Mother Elderberry Pale and Fresh ‘espresso Stout, with more surprises on the night. The team will be journeying in from Tottenham Hale to talk beer and – for the culture vultures – some of their legendary artwork will be on display. Like an eager beaver, get there early and try everything. Mason & Company, 25 East Bay Lane, Here East, Hackney Wick, Lonon E20 3BS. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1774876352781821/

>>new>> LEYTON ORIENT SUPPORTERS CLUB ALE NIGHT: Friday, 11 November, 17:00-23:00. The Leyton Orient Supporters Club are holding a special evening to celebrate being awarded Greater London Club of the Year 2016 by CAMRA in appropriate style, putting on a commendable line-up of cask that showcases a number of local breweries. The Five Points Brewing Co, Hackney Brewery and One Mile End Brewery are on the bill. Signature Brew debuted their Roadie IPA on cask during a recent tap takeover and this will be available on the night. Raise a glass and see the team receive their award during the evening. Leyton Orient Supporters Club, Matchroom Stadium, Brisbane Road, London E10 5NF. Free: https://thehalfpintgentleman.com/2016/11/07/leyton-orient-supporters-club-london-ale-night-camra-greater-london-club-of-the-year-presentation-111016/

THE BREWERY KITCHEN SUNDAY LUNCH: Sunday, 13 November, 13:00-17:00. Here’s one for the foodies- Fourepure Brewing Co has teamed up with The Brewery Kitchen to showcase how beer and brewing ingredients can be incorporated into cooking. A cornucopia across three courses is promised, with each dish matched with beer to bring out the complexities in both the food and libations. The Brewery Kitchen’s head chef will be on hand alongside a sommelier to act as guides and canapes and a welcome drink are also included. Your Sunday roast will pale in comparison to this feast. Fourpure Brewery, 22 Bermondsey Trading Estate, Rotherhithe New Road, London SE16 3LE. Tickets are £50 and can be purchased here. 

>>new>> BOOZERS WITHOUT BORDERS: Monday, 14 November, 19:00-23:00. Boozers without Borders present Craft for Calais, an event fundraising for refugees in Calais. Drink for a charitable cause – you philanthropist you – and you won’t be going parched or be awash in bland beer. Great London breweries such as 40FT BreweryThe Five Points Brewing Co, Fourpure Brewing Co, Pressure Drop Brewing and Hackney Brewery have donated beer for the occasion. A ticket guarantees you a generous tasting menu of beers. Giving never tasted so good.Draft House Hammersmith, 238 Shepherds Bush Road, W6 7NL London. Tickets are limited and only Generous tickets remain (£32 + bf), which can be purchased here.

BULLFINCH TAP TAKEOVER: Thursday, 17 November, 17:00-23:00. Yet another event at The Rake, this tap takeover sees Herne Hill’s Bullfinch Brewery take the reigns. Expect a selection of their beer and a chance to chat with the Bullfinch team about their adventurous, flavoursome beer. There’s a raffle involved, so grab a pint to ensure that you’re in it to win it. The Rake, 14 Winchester Walk, Borough Market, SE1 9AG London. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1735800023405140/

FOURPURE MEET THE BREWER AND TASTING: Friday, 18 November, 18:00-20:00. Friday night is best spent with friends, so why not head over to The Taproom in Woolwich Arsenal for a tasting and chinwag with Fourpure Brewing Co? They’ll be sampling five of their freshest seasonal beers and offering 10% off pizzas in the taproom on the night to keep drinkers sustained. Free registration includes a half pint too. Couldn’t we use more friends like this in all of our lives? The Hop Stuff Taproom, 15 Major Draper Street, London SE18. Free, but register here.

>>new>> 40FT CEILI OUTSIDE A CONTAINER PARTY: Friday, 18 November, 18:00- Saturday, 19 November, 02:00. Just in time for the plummeting temperatures, the guys at 40FT Brewery are relaunching Deep, their rich and malty stout. This will be an authentic Irish affair, where Hugh Cooney will be leading a ceili with the help from traditional in-house Irish band from The Auld Shillelagh pub. A friendly crowd, food and a roaring campfire will complete the experience with touches of Irish hospitality (an abundance of beer). 40FT Brewery, Bootyard, Abbott Street, E8 3DP London. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/160469961085435/

REDEMPTION & WEIRD BEARD DUAL TAP TAKEOVER: Saturday, 19 November, 12:00-23:00. Head down to The Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell for this tantalising dual tap takeover. Not one but TWO great breweries, Redemption Brewing and Weird Bread Brew Co, will join forces to bring drinkers a range of their core and special beers. Naturally, there will also be an exclusive collaboration available on the night and the opportunity to snap up some merchandise, mini kegs and other delights. The Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell, 82 Leather Lane, London EC1N 7TR. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1157616057642598/

ANSPACH & HOBDAY BEER AND CAKE DAY: Sunday, 20 November, 12:30-17:30. Professed to be the biggest event of the year- Anspach & Hobday Brewery are marrying two of life’s greatest pleasures: beer and cake. They’ll provide the beer and invite guests to come to the brewery bearing cakes. Only 15 cakes can be accommodated and contributing bakers will each get a pint courtesy of A&H. Cakes will be judged and one will emerge victorious- there’s a prize of a case of beer and a brewery tour on the line. But really, everyone wins here. Somebody has to eat all of those cakes. Anspach & Hobday, 118 Druid Street, SE1 2 London. Free, but bakers must register their intent to bring cake in advance here.

>>new>> HOP STUFF & DRURY TEA & COFFEE BEER LAUNCH: Thursday, 24 November, 18:00-22:30. Woolwich’s Hop Stuff Brewery put their heads together with Drury Tea & Coffee to create three coffee-themed beers in 2015. This year, they’re upping the ante and hosting a party in their taproom to promote their three 2016 collaboration beers: Early Grey Pale Ale, Spiced Chai Red Ale and Coffee Infused Gunners Porter. There will be tasting flights and other coffee-related goodies available, including food inspired by java. It goes without saying: there will be a huge buzz surrounding this event. The Taproom, 15 Major Draper Street, London SE18. Free: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hop-stuff-drury-tea-coffee-beer-launch-tickets-29070549797

LONDON BREWERS’ MARKET CHRISTMAS EDITION: Saturday, 26 November, 11:00-18:30. Jingle beers, jingle beers…What’s better than turkey dinner and Eastenders? A Christmas beer festival, of course! Taking place at Old Spitalfields Market, the Christmas edition of the London Brewers’ Market is going to be a jolly affair with 26 London breweries already confirmed. Beer will be available on keg and to purchase and a stellar soundtrack will be provided by the event’s co-hosts, the Independent Label Market. You can expect some old favourites and new faces in attendance, so this is a great way to familiarise yourself with London’s brewing scene all while stocking up for Crimbo. Old Spitalfields Market, Brushfield Street, London E1 6AA. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/572388376285536/

>>new>> 33RD PIG’S EAR BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL: Tuesday, 29 November, 12:00- Saturday, 3 December, 22:30. Pig’s ear is Cockney rhyming slang for beer, and that’s exactly what is promised at this year’s East London & City’s CAMRA event. Over 230 real ales will be on offer, plus a huge range of bottles, perries and ciders to boot. Keep an eye on their website for announcements, but it’s assured that there will be some special beers on cask from local East London breweries alongside a range of other foreign and domestic beers. No porky pies here – this is going to be a real knees-up. Round Chapel, 1D Glenarm Road, E5 0LY London. Entry is £3 for CAMRA members and £5 for non-CAMRA members. https://www.facebook.com/events/1819532508333476/

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. This post will be edited as the month progresses to include new events, so watch this space!

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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.

London Brewers’ Market Event Round-Up: August 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, and stay tuned for a later post focusing exclusively on all the London brewers’ events at London Beer City.

With August comes London Beer City, ten days replete with beer festivals, tap takeovers and meet the brewer events starting this Friday, the 5th, and running until Sunday, the 14th. Beer aficionados will have already trawled through the immense itinerary, but we can’t let this eclipse other exciting happenings across the capital throughout the month.

We’ve compiled a list of events unaffiliated with London Beer City to further enhance your August. Whether it’s to help you ease into the month, keep you energised during LBC 2016 or to temper the harshness of LBC 2016 withdrawal, here’s more to pencil into your diary:

RICHMOND BREWERS’ FAIR: Saturday August 6, 12:00-19:30. Although it’s based in Surrey, some London breweries are featured as part of this CAMRA real ales event, including Kew Brewery and Long Arm Brewing Company. It follows the success of the inaugural Brewers’ Fair held in February and promises beer, live music and food stalls.
Richmond Adult Community College Theatre, Parkshot Richmond, London TW9 2RE. Tickets are £4 for CAMRA members and £5 for non-members and can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/richmond-brewers-fair-tickets-26222681747

GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL: Tuesday, 9 August- Saturday, 13 August. Various times. This CAMRA-run festival will showcase over 900 real ales alongside ciders, perries and international beers. Come celebrate some great local examples and raise a glass to cask. In between libation, live music, food stalls and even traditional pub games will be on offer, all under a single roof with 55,000 other thirsty patrons at Olympia London. Who will be crowned 2016’s the Champion Beer of Britain? We’re on tenterhooks.
Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX. Tickets are £9 for CAMRA members or £11 for non-members and are available here: http://gbbf.org.uk/tickets

THE RAKE’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY: Wednesday, 10 August. Two sessions: 12:00-17:00 & 17:30- 22:00. The Rake in Borough Market- London’s coveted specialist beer outlet- is celebrating ten successful years in business with an evening hosted by Melissa Cole, esteemed and award-winning beer and food writer. Cole will be curating an odyssey across a landscape of tremendous beers- and, unbelievably, it’s all free. Act fast as places are limited. The Rake, 14 Winchester Walk, Borough Market SE1 9AG. Free, but wristbands are required and must be collected in advance. For more information, e-mail birthdayparty@utobeer.co.uk.

COLLABORATION RANGE / HOME BREW DEPOT LA LAUNCH PARTY: Thursday, 11 August, 19:00-01:00 (12 August). Home Brew Depot is hoping to crack the American market and to celebrate, they’re releasing two collaboration recipes with One Mile End and Hackney Brewery. The former is the home brewer’s version of Snakes Alive DIPA and the latter is a summery saison. Both head brewers will be live brewing on the night, there will be beers available from the breweries and live music to boot.
Brew Club, 38-40 Upper Clapton Road #9, London E5 8BQ. Tickets are free, include two ½ pints and are available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hackney-brewery-saison-one-mile-end-snakes-alive-dipa-launch-mtb-tickets-26720865829

ONE KEG WONDER SERIES – BREW BY NUMBERS: Thursday, 11 August, 19:00. This is the launch of Simon the Tanner’s One Keg Wonder series and they have something very special lined up for the night: a maple pecan brown ale from Brew By Numbers that’s never seen light within the M25. One keg only means just that: once it’s gone, it’s gone. Three other beers from Brew By Numbers will also be available on the night.
Simon the Tanner, 231 Long Lane, London SE1 4PR. Free.

CRATE BEER & LA FROMAGERIE CHEESE TASTING: Thursday, 11 August, 18:00 & 20:00. Nothing marries quite like beer and cheese. Hackney Wick’s canalside hotspot, Crate Brewery, will be pairing four of their beers, including some examples of their limited Brewers Tap range, with cheese from La Fromagerie. Guided by beer sommelier & maître fromager Tom Williams, this will brie a gouda time.
The Larder, 8 Pearson Square, London W1W 7EY. Tickets are £22 for one session and can be purchased here: https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/food-drink/crate-beer-la-fromagerie-cheese-tasting?t=tickets

PAINTING PARTY WITH FIVE POINTS: Wednesday, 17 August, from 18:00. This is your chance to see if beer really does fuel creativity. Look Mum No Hands! on the Southbank is hosting an evening of artistic pursuits in conjunction with The Five Points Brewing Company where art materials are supplied with the purchase of a pint. A range of Five Points will be available, so channel your inner Picasso over a solid beer.
Look Mum No Hands! Queen’s Walk under Hungerford Bridge, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX. Free. http://www.lookmumnohands.com/events/painting-party-with-five-points

ORBIT BEERS TAP TAKEOVER: Wednesday, 17 August, from 17:00. Those music buff brewers at Orbit Beers descend upon The Rake in Borough Market to bring a little hi-fidelity to your pint glass. Their range will be proffered and the brewers will be on hand to answer your burning questions, like just how do you flavour a Köln style lager with the Velvet Underground?
The Rake, 14 Winchester Walk, Borough Market, London SE1 9AG. Free: https://allevents.in/london/orbit-beers-tap-take-over-at-the-rake/1726598650913167

SAMBROOK’S BREW SCHOOL: Saturday, 20 August, 12:00-17:00. Sambrook’s Brewery welcomes brewmasters and novices alike to create a perfect iteration of a craft beer with the Grainfather, an all-in-one homebrew system. A hands-on brewing experience, a brewery tour and the opportunity to quiz Sambrook’s head brewer, Sean Knight, are included. Samples of the Sambrook’s range will also be flowing. Following the session, attendees will be given bottles of their own brew, so better start thinking of a punny beer name now.
Sambrook’s Brewery, Yelverton Road #Unit 1 & 2, Battersea SW11 3QG. Tickets are £49 and can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sambrooks-brew-school-brewing-with-the-grainfather-tickets-26280255953

GIPSY HILL YARD PARTY: Saturday, 20 August, 13:00-20:00. Gipsy Hill Brewing Company are celebrating ‘Local producers, live music & great beer!’ Join them at their party showcasing some of the other local makers and doers, including picture framers, charcuterie makers, and fellow brewers and neighbours The London Beer Factory. The party will launch a beer brewed with Certitude, who work to break down the social exclusion of people with disabilities.
Gipsy Hill Brewing Company, Unit 11 – Hamilton Road Industrial Estate, 160 Hamilton Road, London SE27 9SF. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/981204081999247/

MEET THE BREWER- HIVER: Wednesday, 24 August, 18:30-20:30. Hiver Beers have been causing a buzz with their range of beer fermented with raw honeys. Using British ingredients and suppliers, Hiver has salvaged the reputation of honey beer from other artificial, cloying interpretations on the market. Have a chat with the team and pollinate your palate with samples of the beer. Oh, and brush up on your entomology- there’s prizes at stake on the night.
Smiths of Smithfield, 67-77A Charterhouse Street, London EC1M 6HJ. Free, but tickets should be reserved in advance here: https://www.designmynight.com/london/bars/farringdon/smiths-of-smithfield/meet-the-brewer-hiver

MEET THE BREWER- ONE MILE END: Wednesday, 31 August, 19:00-20:00. Another beer event hosted at Look Mum No Hands! on the Southbank and chance to speak to Simon McCabe, head brewer at One Mile End. Expect a tap takeover with a range of One Mile End beers in addition to some surprises- a special beer for the event is rumoured to be in the works.
Look Mum No Hands! Queen’s Walk under Hungerford Bridge, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX. Free. http://www.lookmumnohands.com/events/one-mile-end-brewery-tap-takeover

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.