We’ve teamed up with our pals at 12:51 restaurant where head chef is Champion of Champions of The Great British Menu, James Cochran, to bring an exciting evening of food and beer pairings. They are serving up a 6 course tasting menu together with beer matching led by some of the team.
We’ve also made a collaborative beer with them using malt smoked by James in his home town of Whitstable combining his secret mix of spices to create a lightly smoked and subtly sweet base in this full bodied Jerk Stout.
Tickets are super limited for this event so snap them up whilst you can!
12:51 x Brick Brewery Beer Pairing Dinner
Thursday 29th November
12:51 Restaurant 107 Upper Street London, N1 1QN
The organisers of Esher Rugby Club Bonfire Night kindly invited us to host a bar for their annual fireworks event. A funfair, food stalls and bonfire will accompany a dazzling firework display… as well as Brick Brewery beers! Tickets are still available here:
Esher Rugby Club Fireworks
Friday 2nd November, Esher Rugby Club
The next in our Sour Series consists of everything Pink and is being exclusively launched at the Taproom on Friday 9th November accompanied by a FREE tutored tasting at 6pm. The harmonising flavours of Pink Grapefruit, Pink Peppercorns and Pink Himalayan salt combine to create a lip-puckering yet effortlessly juicy beer. Try it before it gets poured anywhere else and learn more about the beer at the tasting.
Friday 9th November
On the 26th – 28th October we are going to be holding a Belgian Weekender at the Tap Room, Peckham.
Following a 2 week road trip around Europe, our ace Assistant Brewer, Sam, has been brewing up a few Brick specials inspired by his travels on our small-kit (Belgian Pale, Belgian Brown, Belgian Witbier, Flander-style Red Ale). Plus alongside this there’s the following amazing Belgian beers across our Taps:
Come and join us for some very exclusive Brick specials and some outstanding Belgian beers – opening times below:
Friday 5pm – Midnight
Saturday 12 noon – Midnight
Sunday 12 noon – 8pm
This Friday 5th October 2018, sees the launch of a new display on our artists wall.
Graeme (aka grohs) is a multi-tasking artist, illustrator, graphic designer, art director, DJ and sound artist whose work focuses on everything and nothing in particular. In a development of his successful project Dogs Responding To The Huge Tunes, Graeme is creating Fantazia Does Fantasia – Animals Responding To The Huge Tunes
Exploring the present moment and in particular the euphoric feeling once can experience at a rave, in a nightclub, listening to music or indeed just having a nice time with friends in a fine drinking establishment, this showcase will turn the wall into a “club for animals”- a mural featuring various speakers,“clubartifacts”, songtitles, lyrices and animals – think Disney’s Fantasia set in 90’s rave scene Fantazia.
Lions roaring for the rave. Elephants with their trunks in the air. Hippos shouting for a rewind.
Intrigued? We certainly are. Launching this Friday at the Tap Room, Graeme will be there for any artist questions, plus he will be bringing his kit and DJ’ing for us. It won’t be a rave but we are hoping you will get that euphoric feeling, so come and join us from 5pm – midnight.
You can find out more about Graeme’s work here
The work will be on display until the 23rd November 2018
Yes that’s right, we are proud to be hosting Peckham’s own Conker Championship on Saturday 6th October at the Tap Room! Open to all, anyone can enter but you will need to reserve your space by registering here
There’s cash, beer and meat prizes up for grabs as well
So what are you waiting for? Get registering and practising!
Our next sour is ready, being packaged and off to hit the shelves next week (W/c 17th September 2018), this time taking inspiration from our favourite cordial and a hint of the Middle East to create a juicy sour that packs a punch on taste as well as on the eyes!
Using blackcurrants and the unusual ingredient of sumac to produce a sweet and jammy sour, balanced perfectly by the tangy lemon flavour of ground sumac which will naturally enhance the tartness of the beer. The ingredients have of course also imparted an amazing colour into the beer also. Made from dried berries, sumac has an appealing lemon-lime tartness that can be widely used in Middle Eastern and North African cooking. In Iran, they use it as a condiment, putting it onto the table with salt and pepper. The sumac also adds a slight tart salinity, that doesn’t quite push it towards gose territory, but helps to lift the fruitiness.
Welcoming a new designer for this beer’s artwork, Danielle-Louise Watt is a Peckham resident and full-time creative working from a studio in Shoreditch. We love Dani’s use of abstract shapes and colour that compliments the bright and colourful beer perfectly. For this particular label, Dani was inspired by the colours and shapes of the Middle East, using the ingredients as the colour palette and a stunning tiled effect so well-associated with that area of the world. Get to know Dani a bit better from the interview below…
What is your background and where did you grow up?
To most people’s surprise, I’m from Essex! Born and bred. I don’t really sound like it, but after a few beers the accent starts to come out. Being from Essex also means I come from a pretty standard working-class background. My dad’s a carpenter, his dad was a tiler, and his mum was a French polisher, so I grew up around pretty talented and practical people. For years I planned on being a carpenter like my old man, but then one day I realised I could actually make a career out of making art which seemed a little more exiting. So I went on to be the first Watt in the family to go into further education!
What does a typical day look like for you…
I work full time in a studio, so I normally jump on my bike at the crack of dawn, dive into Shoreditch from Peckham, spend about 8 hours working with clients and my wonderful team on advertising campaigns and editorials, then I head back home to draw into the night (usually with something like Eastenders or Love Island on in the background). I spend approximately half an hour on the phone to my dad each night, unless I’m at a friend’s house cooking dinner, or out for drinks in Peckham. I try to head back home now and again to see my ‘Essex mates’ but that gets harder and harder lately as I juggle full time work + making art. I suppose that’s what comes with turning 30, the work life balance battle ensues.
How do you like to work?
As mentioned, with some kind of tat on the tv in the background. Ideally, I like to work in natural light so I do a lot of my drawing outside of the computer at the weekends when I can see the colours of my materials properly. Other than that, probably on the floor or on my bed. I need a lot of flat space when working with pastilles for commission, but a lot of my work lately has been from my computer and Wacom at my desk in the evenings which is a lot less messy.
What/who inspires you and your work?
Colour. I am such a sucker for a brilliantly chosen colour pallet. For a long time I was scared of working with colour, but now it’s the thing that keeps me interested and wanting to make something so gorgeous but also sometimes garish I can’t stop looking at it. I also look back to the Greats if I’m lacking in inspiration, there’s nothing a day amongst my Picasso books or a museum filled with other such legends that won’t get my brain working again.
What’s your favourite spot in South-East London?
I’ve lived in South East London for so many years now that I have a lot of favourite spots (Mr Bao, Brick Brewery (obviously) Miss Tapas, EDT, South London Gallery, Warwick Gardens, Forza Win, Codfellas – shout out to those legends – I could go on…), but to narrow it down I’d say for the one place I go when I’m feeling a little off kilter and I need to be reminded that everything’s ok would probably be The Prince Albert on Bellenden Road, on a Saturday or Sunday when the football is on. I’ll probably have done my Lidl shop and in need of some respite, so if a game I want to see isn’t on the telly I’ll head down to one of the only pubs in the area that might be showing it, pick a chair close to the screen, and just take solace in that little piece of what feels like home. Either that or reading the newspaper in any of SE’s gorge parks, but that only applies if the suns out, which apart from this summer is usually never!
You can see more of Dani’s work here
To mark the occasion and launch, we are holding an exclusive tasting session at the Taproom this Friday 14thSeptember at 6pm to try the sour for the first time before it hits other shelves and taps. Lead by our Headbrewer, Pete, come find out a bit more about the beer and ask him any beery questions on your mind!
Keep an eye on our shop as the cans will be ready to buy from Tuesday 18thSeptember.
We are throwing open our production doors again on 15th September 2018, for an Open Day with a bit of a difference. We love our films and what better way than viewing a FREE movie, than in a brewery with amazing street food and a bar with beer (and of course soft drinks) straight from the source.
We are screening Coco for the little (or not so little) visitors at 2pm and then at 7.30pm we will be screening Angle’s Share. It is free entry but you will need to reserve a ticket through the link below as it has limited capacity and first come first served without.
Open from 12noon we will have a full bar stocked with all our beer, either draught or in can, plus street food from Barbecue Beer Brothers
Get your tickets here
This weekend we are hosting our very own Oktoberfest at the Tap Room. Running from Friday 28th September to Sunday 30th September, come and join us with a line-up of German inspired one-off special beers (traditional recipes to some experimental ingredients… think sauerkraut and pretzels…). plus some German beers from these amazing breweries (without the umlauts as we cannot work out how to insert them!):
Hofbrau – Oktoberfestbier
Ayinger – Fest Marzen
Schneiderweisse – Mein Original
We mixed it up a little and you know we love an adjunct and so here are the Brick specials, exclusive to the Tap Room:
Mango, Ginger, Turmeric and Lime Weisse
German Pale Single Hop Hallertau Blanc
Cacao Nib Dunkelweisse
Come taste them all and let us know your favourite!
Oktoberfest, Friday 28th September
Brick Brewery Taproom, Peckham
Peckham Festival once again descends across the streets of Peckham and we are excited to get involved this year by bringing a local home-brewer’s event to the Taproom. We will be running a home brew competition in association with London Amateur Brewers and judged partly by the public, which must use SE London ingredients or be SE London themed.
Contact Trudie for more information and to enter: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peckham Festival, Friday 14th– Sunday 16th September
Brick Brewery Taproom, Peckham