London Beer Week returns for a second year, which means self-guided Beer Tours, speciality beers and boilermakers for under £5; and spring is almost here!
From 22-28 February, The Old Truman Brewery will host the Sharp’s Brewery London Beer Week Hub, where there will be an array of pop-up bars in the area, curated to showcase the best of the festival and the beers at the heart of it.
All beer lovers need is a £10 wristband which gives access to the self-guided Beer Tours, £3 speciality beers and £5 boilermakers (AKA a beer and a shot) in more than 100 of the best beer bars and breweries in London all week long. And as if that’s not enough, Fuller’s Brewery will be putting their own twist on the Beer Tours, showcasing a beer flight in each of their participating venues – that’s three beers for £3, including two brand new brews.
Beyond the pop-ups and Beer Tours there’s a whole host of ticketed events to get involved in.
What to expect at London Beer Week.
For the hard core beer fan: ‘The Knowledge’ Beer + Brewing Masterclass
Fri 10.30pm-3pm, Meantime Brewery. Tickets £90 from meantimebrewing.com
Join the chaps at Meantime Brewery for an in-depth five hours in the brewery including a full tour and a detailed exploration of beer and the brewing process, covering topics such as ingredients, brewing history, and food & beer matching.
For the beginner: CRATE Tutored Tastings
Mon-Thu 6pm, CRATE Brewery. Tickets £10 from yplanapp.com
Be guided through the depths and delights of some of the world’s top brews, with each day allocated to a particular style of beer. Look forward to IPA Monday, Pale Tuesday, Dark Beer Wednesday and Sour Thursday with a breakdown of the style, where they’re from, and what magical ingredients they contain.
For the foodie: Beer Meets Fine Dining
Tue 7.30pm, Outlaw’s at The Capital. Dinner and drinks £50, email email@example.com
This special, one-off event sees Michelin-starred Outlaw’s at The Capital team up with Sharp’s Brewery to offer an exclusive seafood-focused, three-course menu, including Crab Scotch Egg paired with Chalky’s Bite; and Hake with Curry Sauce and Honey Spice IPA.
For the Boilermaker lovers: Buenos Aires to Bourbon Country
Tue 6.30pm, Gaucho Piccadilly. Tickets £20 from gauchorestaurants.com
Learn about the origins of the boilermaker and the long and fruitful partnership between suds and sippers in America. Woodford Reserve distillers select, double oaked and rye expressions will be tasted alongside signature beers that have been hand chosen by Gaucho’s resident beer expert.
For the Hoptail aficionado: The House of Peroni presents Italian Supperclub
Fri 7.30pm, Union Street Cafe. Dinner, drinks and masterclass £35, email firstname.lastname@example.org
A contemporary Italian dining experience with a specially-created menu by head chef Davide Degiovanni. The evening includes an infusions masterclass led by one of their special House of Peroni mixologists, and the party continues after dinner with more beers, Peroni cocktails and live music until late.
For the beer-loving party-goer: CBR London 2016
Fri-Sat 6.30pm-12.30am, Old Truman Brewery. Tickets £20 from craftbeerrising.co.uk
The biggest CBR ever – sample over 600 different beers and ciders from across the world, all to the backdrop of music headliners James Lavelle and Rob da Bank.
For the FULL event schedule and to purchase wristbands, visit the website.