T.S. Eliot said that April is the cruelest month, but nah. That seems harsh, especially when there’s so many great London beer events to look forward to.
MEET THE BREWER, CRATE BREWERY & BREWHEADZ: Thursday, 4th April, 6:30pm-11:30pm. Crate Brewery in Hackney Wick are launching a Meet the Brewer series and this is the first installment. Head over to the White Hart Building to say hello to Brewheadz, some of London’s favourite beer-making Italians. Expect a line-up of their beers, some informal beer talks and even some nibbles. The White Building, Queens Yard Unit 7, E9 5EN. Free, more information here.
COMEDY IN A BREWERY: Tuesday, 9th April, 7:30pm-10:30pm. Head to the Mondo Brewing Company taproom for their monthly comedy night. If you haven’t been already, these happen on the first Tuesday of every month in collaboration with Friendship Adventure and always promise a strong line-up of laughs and beers. Literally can’t think of a better way to spend a Tuesday night. Mondo Brewing, 86 Stewart's Road, SW8 4UG. Tickets are £12 on the door or £10 in advance. They can be purchased here.
HACKNEY BREWERY MILLIONS OF PEACHES LAUNCH: Wednesday, 10th April, 6:00pm. East London’s Hackney Brewery’s summer favourite, Millions of Peaches peach and basil sour, makes its triumphant return (and heralds the beginning of summer!). Head down to The Rake for your first taste of liquid sunshine and say hi to the team. The Rake, 14 Winchester Walk, Borough Market, SE1 9AG. Free.
BRICK BREWERY X INTOART PRINT FAIR: Saturday, 13th April, 1pm-5pm. Brick Brewery are celebrating a new wall exhibition in their taproom with a bit of a do. Working with the Peckham studio, Intoart, they’re having a print fair with some fantastic work from local artists. Grab a beer and invest in some art! Brick Brewery Taproom, Peckham, SE15 4QL. Free, more information here.
LONDON CRAFT BEER CRUISE: Saturday, 13th April, 12:30pm-4:30pm. The London Craft Beer Cruise Company is kick starting its 2019 season with this April sailing. The Five Points Brewing Company are this month’s featured brewery and they’re pouring alongside nine other London craft breweries, including Beerblefish Brewing Company, Canopy Beer, East London Brewing Company, Howling Hops, Gorgeous Brewery, Mondo Brewing Company, Mothership, Reunion Ales and Two Tribes Brewing. It’s a beer festival on a boat! Festival Pier, SE1 8XZ . Tickets start at £38 and can be purchased here.
CLAPTON CRAFT 5TH BIRTHDAY PARTY AT PRESSURE DROP: Saturday, 13th April, 2pm-8pm. Is there anything more awesome than throwing a party for your bestie? Pressure Drop Brewery are doing just that to celebrate Clapton Craft’s 5th birthday. Head to Tottenham to join in on the fun, which will include food from Broadway Market’s Hill & Szrok and a superb line-up of beers (as you’d expect). Pressure Drop, Unit 6, Lockwood Industrial Park, Mill Mead Rd, N17 9QP. Free, more information here.
ORBIT BEERS WHITE LABEL SERIES AND MEET THE BREWER: Thursday, 18th April, 4pm-11pm. The Easter weekend bank holiday is looking a whole lot brighter thanks to Orbit Beers, who are throwing a party with Two Tribes Brewing in King’s Cross. Five of their White Label beers will be served throughout the evening and the team will also be on hand — they’re always up for an impromptu DJ set too. Two Tribes Brewing Co, Tileyard Studios, Tileyard Rd, King's Cross, N7 9AH. Free, more information here.
TWO WEEKS IN FLORIDA DIPA LAUNCH - PRESSURE DROP X DEYA: Saturday, 20th April from 2pm-8pm. Pressure Drop Brewery is welcoming Cheltenham’s DEYA Brewing Company to their brewery taproom in Tottenham for a tap takeover and the launch of their DIPA collaboration, Two Weeks in Florida. Expect excellent scenes and a beer list that includes a selection from both breweries. If the weather is good, this is a perfect Saturday plan. Pressure Drop, Unit 6, Lockwood Industrial Park, Mill Mead Rd, N17 9QP. Free, more information here.
THE SPRINGTIME HACKNEY BEER HOP: Saturday, 27th April, 12pm-6pm. The Five Points Brewing Company’s coveted Hackney Beer Hop returns for a springtime edition. If drinking for a good cause sounds like your thing, be sure to join Five Points as they make six stops across the afternoon in pursuit of delicious beer. This is all to raise money for the fantastic mental health charity, Mind. Starts at The Five Points Brewing Company brewery, 3 Institute Pl, E8 4RG. Tickets are £12 and can be purchased here.
BLACKKKLANSMAN: NEW CROSS & DEPTFORD FREE FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT: Friday, 26th April, 6pm-11pm. Want to watch a film in a brewery? Yeah, you do! Brick Brewery are hosting the opening night screening of the New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival with the Oscar-winning film, Blackkklansman. As advertised, it’s absolutely free, but it’s recommended you get there well in advance of the 7:30pm screening time to get a spot. Brick Brewery, Units 13-14 Deptford Trading Estate, Blackhorse Road, SE8 5HY. Free, more information here.
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