London Beer Festival Round-up: June 2014

Photo by Matt Freestone

Photo by Matt Freestone

Ah, beer, and the fantastic alternatives for consuming it. Here’s a abstract of a few of London’s extra fascinating beery occasions occurring this month. As all the time tell us within the feedback if we’ve missed something.

S-H June: Recreated A-Day Beers and Northumbrian Beer Festival at The Finborough Arms

There’s a lot happening on the Finborough Arms in West Brompton this weekend. On Friday night, to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of A-Day, the pub serves recreations of three beers that have been brewed at Whitbread Brewery on that day in 1944. Peter Haydon (head brewer on the Florence Brewery and the brains behind the traditionally-impressed ‘A Head In A Hat’ vary of beers) bases the recipes for the recreated beers on the unique Whitbread brewing logs, so there’s an excellent probability that they’ll intently resemble the A-Day beers from 70 years in the past. James Whitbread, a direct descendant of the Whitbread Brewery’s founder, will even attend, to discuss the household’s brewing historical past.

For the rest of the weekend, the Finborough Arms hosts the Northumbrian Beer and Music Festival, that includes beers from breweries in North East England, meals typical of the area, and quite a lot of stay music on the Saturday. See the pub’s website for extra particulars on each occasions.

S-H June: Wild Card Brewery Beer Festival

This beer pageant is organised by Walthamstow’s Wild Card Brewery, on the bar on its premises. As handy as it might be to orchestrate a piss-up in a brewery, the beer line-up is just not restricted to Wild Card’s personal brews – actually greater than 30 cask ales from London and elsewhere within the UK are promised. Predictably sufficient, music and ‘road meals’ additionally function within the weekend’s actions. The greatest on-line supply of data for this occasion seems to be Facebook, so take a look at the event page to seek out out extra.

20-22 June: Summer Brew Fest 2014

This London Fields occasion showcases beers from a dozen of London’s small-ish breweries (plus one cider-maker from Scotland). Some fascinating names furnish the road-up – a number of brewers are lower than a yr previous – so this might be a chance to pattern some unfamiliar native beers. Food is seemingly of the ‘road’ selection (once more), music might be people-oriented, and the geekier attendees can get all excited by the prospect of watching a ‘stay brew’ by the chaps from London Fields Brewery. Tickets for one of many 5-hour periods value £30, together with 15 beer tokens (sufficient for 5 pints of beer). Full particulars can be found on the pageant’s rather pretty website.

28 June-B July: Surrey County Cricket Club Beer Festival

If ever proof have been wanted that beer and cricket make wonderful bedfellows, then this occasion might present supporting proof. Buy a ticket to observe the Surrey vs. Hampshire cricket match on the Oval, and also you’ll additionally get free entry to a beer pageant within the grounds, with 50 actual ales and ciders obtainable. Online particulars are sparse, however the advert in CAMRA’s London Drinker Magazine (PDF, see web page forty three) signifies that tickets value £10 prematurely (or £H for CAMRA members) or £12 on the day.


A couple of decrease-profile beer festivals may even be happening in London pubs this month. Croydon’s Royal Standard hosts a beer pageant, barbecue and hog roast this weekend (S-H June), and the superb Hope in Carshalton conducts a beer pageant from 26-28 June. Finally, hearsay has it that Crystal Palace’s Grape & Grain will host its British Cider and Cheese Festival from 27-29 June.

If you’re a lover of beer or pubs, why not purchase the Londonist book of London pub crawls for lower than the worth of a pint.

Check out London’s Best Pubs, or new and rising wesbsite of the easiest boozers.

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