Following February’s Craft Beer Rising-fueled madness, March has a lot to live up to.
So far, we have the return of the Cask festival, International Women’s Day events, a healthy list of tap takeover and meet the brewer events already confirmed. They say that March comes in a like a lion, so here’s your ferocious line-up of beer festivities around London this month:
A QUIZ NIGHT OUT FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Monday, 4th February, 7pm-11pm. Hackney’s The Pembury Tavern, home of The Five Points Brewing Company, is finally launching a quiz night! The inaugural edition is celebrating International Women’s Day 2019 by donating proceeds to Care International, a charity that helps women break out of the poverty cycle. No need to book, just turn up! The Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Rd, E8 1JH. The quiz costs £2 to enter, more information here.
BOHEM BREWERY TAP TAKEOVER: Wednesday, 6th March from noon. if you haven’t yet tried beers from Bohem Brewery, then this is your chance to delight in their authentically Czech range. Making some of the crispest lagers in London, these guys have quickly gained a fan following. So head down to The Understudy at The National Theatre for a line-up of tasty Bohemian treats. The Understudy, Upper Ground, Lambeth, SE1 9PX . Free, more information here.
WEIRD BEARD TAP TAKEOVER: Thursday, 7th March form 6pm. The team from Weird Beard Brew Co in Hanwell will be at Draft House Queen Charlotte with a line-up of their beer. Expect things to get deliciously weird. The perfect Thursday distraction. Draft House Queen Charlotte, 43 Goodge St, Fitzrovia, W1T 1TA. Free, more information here.
WOMEN IN BEER SHOWCASE AND LAUNCH PARTY: Thursday, 7th March, 7pm-10pm. Hackney’s The Five Points Brewing Company have teamed up with online craft beer retailer Honest Brew (dream team!) for International Women’s Day. To celebrate the launch of Straight Up Pale Ale, they’ll have the first pour at The Pembury Tavern alongside a special ticketed panel event with some of beer’s most talented women taking part. Ticket proceeds go to Rosa, a charitable fund set up to support initiatives that benefit women and girls in the UK. Speaker list TBC, but tickets are a steal at £5 (and include a pint of Straight Up).The Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Rd, E8 1JH. Ticketed event is £5 and spaces limited. More information here.
GIPSY HILL TAP TAKEOVER AND MEET THE BREWER: Thursday, 7th March - 10th March. Gipsy Hill Brewing Company will have their tasty beers on show at BrewDog Shepherd’s Bush over three days. They are promising some classic core stuff alongside a few seasonal surprises, plus the Gipsy Hill team will be there on Thursday the 7th March for a bit of a party. Sam McMeekin , Gipsy Hill co-founder and director, will be chatting about independent versus big beer in a ticketed event on Thursday as well. BrewDog Shepherd’s Bush, 15 Goldhawk Rd, Hammersmith, W12 8QQ. Tap takeover is free. More information here.
MONDO MEET THE BREWER: Friday, 8th March, 7pm-10pm. ICYMI, there’s lots going on over at Mondo Brewing Company, including a recent rebrand and some new beer. To see how they’ve changed, get to We Brought Beer in Balham for this meet the brewer event. You will be treated to an exclusive taste of their new DDH Pale (Mosiac & Armarillo) and also try their new Parliament Ale, a light bitter in collaboration with Foodsim. We Brought Beer Balham, 28 Hildreth St, SW12 9RQ. Free, but reserve your place at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information here.
BRICK BREWERY’S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WEEKENDER: Friday, 8th March - Sunday, 10th March. Brick Brewery are celebrating International Women’s Day with a full-on series of events, which includes a weekend long showcase of Mothership Brewery’s beers (brewed entirely by women) in addition to art workshops and a pop-up bookshop. There’s no better way to champion gender balance than over a few beers. Brick Brewery Taproom, Blenheim Grove, SE15 4QL. Free, more information here.
FOOD & BEER PAIRING EVENING WITH TRUFFLE X BRICK BREWERY: Tuesday, 12th March, two sittings. If you like the sound of a 5 course taster menu designed by Truffle (current residents at The King & Co in Clapham) and then expertly paired with beers from Brick Brewery, you can’t miss this. Very limited places are available, so book your place now. The King & Co, 100 Clapham Park Road, SW4 7BZ. Tickets are £45 and available here.
BEER & CHEESE PAIRING WITH PARTIZAN: Thursday, 14th March, 7pm-10pm. The Dodo Micro Pub in Hanwell are hosting an evening of beer and cheese with Bermondsey’s Partizan Brewing and you’re invited! Get your £15 ticket to enjoy 5 beers from Partizan paired with some delectable cheeses. There are only 20 places available, so act fast. The Dodo Micro Pub, 52 Boston Rd, W7 3TR . Tickets are £15 and can be purchased here.
CASK BEER FESTIVAL 2019: Saturday, 16th March across two sessions. We are thrilled to see the return of Cask this year. Brainchild of Affinity Brew Co, this festival showcases some of the UK’s best cask beer; think of it as a love song to the dispense method This year, they’re in a different venue, but still expect a strong line-up of (well kept) cask across both Saturday sessions. There will be 43 breweries involved this year (each one supplying 2 beers) and standout food from We Eat. We have our ticket, do you? TestBed1, The Doodle Bar, 60 Druid St, SE1 2EZ. Tickets are £20 and can be purchased here.
WANDSWORTH COMMON SPRING BEER FESTIVAL: Wednesday, 27th March - Sunday 31st March. The 11th Wandsworth Common Spring Beer Festival is here! Lots of ticket options, including a £25 all-in ticket option for the preview night on Wednesday the 27th March and a Mother’s Day special ticket for £20, including a pint and a Sunday roast (and only £5 for other sessions). We’re waiting for the final beer list, but with over 150 beers promised, we’re expecting some London breweries to be included on the taps. Le Gothique Restaurant & Bar, Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, John Archer Way, Windmill Road, SW18 3SX. Tickets range in price and can be purchased here.
Missed something? Let us know.
This events list will be updated as new events are announced, so keep checking back!