From 13th-15thJuly sees an exciting beer showcase at our Taproom in Peckham. Trudie, our Taproom manager we are sure many of you have become friendly with as a familiar face behind the bar, has worked hard to source some amazing beer from France and is a beer scene that is close to her heart! In her own words, find out more about what we will be pouring throughout the weekend and look forward to seeing you enjoy the beers.
“The French craft beer scene was a late starter in comparison to others. In 2007 France had no more than 200 breweries compared to around 700 in the UK, but when it exploded it followed the same pattern – it jumped astronomically to over 1000 in under 10 years. Having lived in France for two years from 2013 to 2015, I got to relive the initial excitement and passions of a fledgling craft beer scene that was already fully establishing itself in the UK and London. I experienced their first official Paris Beer Week and enjoyed making my pilgrimages to the very few shops and bars at the time in search of the newest breweries riding the craft wave.
Now in 2018 we see a lot of these breweries have built on the initial hype and emerge as interesting, high quality and consistent brands, but, yet, have not managed the journey over the pond. We have managed to source a small selection of the best of France.”
Pouring at the weekend we will see:
Located in Neydens, South-East France, since 2010 and founded by a former chemist who has a strong passion for hops, from French Barbe Rouge through to Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand and the now classic hops such as Cascade and Chinook the brewery has expanded its range to around 50 different beers. Mont Salève represent one of the most innovative and active breweries in the French craft beer scene.
Heavily regarded as one of France’s most exciting modern craft breweries, Popihn brew an acclaimed selection of beers from American-inspired pales to rich imperial stouts which have helped them grow a reputation for changing the perception of French beer across the world and become a highly-requested import.
La Débauche is a young, dynamic brewery which opened in 2013, the La Débauche team undertakes truly filigree work when it comes to barrel aging, using different types to develop aromas and work with powerful and unique aromatic notes. In amongst this they have gained notoriety in France through a crowdfunding campaign which was still an unusual undertaking in France at the time.
Gypsy brewers since 2011 and moving into their own brewery on the outskirts of Paris in 2017, The success of Les Brasseurs du Grand Paris is linked to their meticulous work ethic and the quality of their American-influenced beers. They use only very aromatic American and New Zealand hops. Unlike most other breweries in France, Grand Paris has worked closely with the cocktail world, collaborating with renowned bars across France.
This Bordeaux based brewery create adventurous and surprising, yet accessible recipes, with both core beers and an exploration range, with their main aim being “Our goal is to craft beers that are simple, original, accessible and surprising. We conceive and develop all our beers so that they can be drunk in pints by themselves or with a meal”.
London Craft Beer Festival celebrates its 5th year of bringing some of the world’s best and most exciting breweries to London at its new home in Tobacco Dock. Find us on the South London bar, a new feature for 2018, where we will be pouring 2 exclusive and special beers.
Find out all the details and get your tickets here
Friday 3rd-Sunday 5th August
One of the UK’s most pioneering wine merchants and established in 1793, Avery’s Wines are hosting their second beer festival this July.
Joining 25 breweries, with a bit of a Bristol vs London setup, we will be showing our full Foundation range as well as our current specials.
This is a great chance to taste a wide range of beers and chat to the team.
Find out more here
Avery’s Wines Craft Beer Festival
Saturday 14th July
Averys Cellars, 9 Culver Street, Bristol
LCBF is giving a little tease to what their festival and the breweries have to offer at the event on 3-5 August with the London Craft Beer Festival Preview at Canopy Market. We will be joining Kernel, Anspach & Hobday, Gipsy Hill and more, pouring beers and selling cans.
Come drop in on your way home and grab some takeaway cans… or for a cheeky lunch time pint!
London Craft Beer Festival Preview
Friday 6th– Sunday 8th July
Canopy Market at Kings Cross
We are throwing open the doors to our brewery once again to give you a chance to see the site, take an informal brewery tour, grab yourself some beers, food, enjoy the music and then buy some cans to take home!
We’ll see you Saturday 9th June from 12noon – 6pm
On Thursday 28th June we are hitting the Steel City for the very first time with a Tap Takeover at the Devonshire Cat with 5 keg and 2 cask beers, showing a diverse range of Brick beers. We’re so excited to spend time in a city that 2 of our staff called home for a long time!
Join us for beers, meet some of the team and get to know Brick Brewery.
We are really excited to be invited to help our friends at London Beer Lab celebrate their 5th Birthday with a very special brewers banquet!
6 specially brewed birthday collaboration beers will be expertly paired with 6 carefully designed dishes to create unique flavour combinations that are sure to give your tastebuds a very special treat! This is a true one-off event, all of the breweries involved have played a part in London Beer Lab’s journey so far which makes all the collaborations that bit more special to them. Our brewer, Russ, worked with them when we both first started and so he jumped at the chance of working together again.
All the breweries involved will be on hand on the night to talk about their beer, the inspiration behind them & about their paired dish. We will explain the thought process behind our pairing & why exactly that dish was chosen.
The food will be prepared by Malt & Pepper who specialise in cooking with beer & creating amazing dishes & menus that showcase the versatility of beer as an ingredient in food rather just as an accompaniment.
Our beer is a dry hopped sour made with Antipodean hops and you will need to wait until the night to see what we are pairing it with, but boy will it be good.
Hosted by the King & Co, join us and 5 other breweries for a fabulous night full of beer and food on 12th June.
Tickets are limited and so get them right now by clicking here