London Brewery Events Round-Up: February 2019

Now that Dry January is out of the way, we can all feel less awkward about pencilling a few beer events into our calendars. Forget chocolate and roses, February has a lot more going for it, including the return of Stokey Beer Fest and even a CopyCat beer festival. Intrigued?

Let’s get down to it.

THE 2019 SIX NATIONS AT THE AFFINITY TAP: Friday, 1st February at 8pm - Saturday, 2nd February. at 2:15pm. From Friday the 1st February, Affinity Brewing Company will be showing the Six Nations rugby matches at their Bermondsey taproom. They’re promising a sizable screen, hearty food and even a beer brewed especially for the tournament! Basically, if you were planning on watching the rugby anyway, this is a no-brainer. Affinity Taproom, Railway Arch 7, Almond Road, SE16 3LR . Free, more information here.

CRATE BREWERY CROWDFUND EVENT: Wednesday, 6th February from 5pm. Hackney Wick’s Crate Brewery are jumping on the crowdfunding bandwagon and this is their campaign’s official launch party. They’re going to be detailing their expansion plans while plying potential investors with free pizza, beers and music. If you have a bit of cash lying around, this could be a good financial move (and investment starts from £10, so you won’t break the bank). Crate Brewery, Unit 7 Queen's Yard, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN . Free, more information here.

STOKEY BEER FEST 2019: Friday, 8th February - Saturday 9th February. Returning for its 3rd year, Stokey Beer Fest is gearing up for its biggest and best incarnation yet! They’ll be championing the little guys, including London breweries Bianca Road Brewing Co, The Kernel Brewery, Hop Stuff Brewery, Seven Sisters Brewing, Solvay Society and Ora Brewery. Your ticket includes 1/3rd of beer from each of the 12 producers and retailers pouring at the event plus a free can of beer from Seven Sisters Brewery. Abney Public Hall, 73A Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0AS. Tickets are £16.58 – £27.24 and available here.

REVERB AND CROWDSURFER LAUNCH AND TASTINGS: Friday, 8th February, 6:30pm-9:30pm. Like the sound of free tutored tastings? Head to the Signature Brew Haggerston taproom for just that, where they’ll be launching two beers and guiding drinkers through them. Reverb is a hazy NEIPA and Crowdsurfer is a gutsy West Coast DIPA. They sound equally as delicious, so you better head down to see which one tickles your fancy. Signature Brew Taproom, Railway Arch, 340 Acton Mews, E8 4EA . Free, more information here.

TWO TRIBES FIRST BREWERVERSARY: Thursday, 14th February, 5pm-10pm. We literally can’t think of anything more romantic than spending February 14th in King’s Cross with the Two Tribes Brewing family. On this prodigious day in 2018, they brewed on this site for the first time. It’s no surprise that this fun-loving team are throwing a helluva party to celebrate. They’ll have food from legends Prairie Fire BBQ and a special beer for the event. Two Tribes, Tileyard studios, Tileyard Rd, N7 9AH. Free, more information here.

CRAFT/BEER: Monday, 18th February at 8pm. If you’re feeling creative, head down to Signature Brew’s monthly craft night at their taproom. Each night is based around a loose theme announced in advance and you’re invited to come along and have a go at some collage/ freestyle mixed media. After a few beers, you’ll probably fancy yourself quite the artist. Signature Brew Taproom, Railway Arch, 340 Acton Mews, E8 4EA. Costs £2 on the night. More information here.

BRICK BREWERY MANHATTAN AND MARTINI SOUR TASTING: Thursday, 21st February, 6:30pm. Brick Brewery have brewed two very special vermouth cocktail-inspired beers to celebrate their return appearance at Craft Beer Rising this year. If you’d like to sample their Manhattan and Martini Sours, then join them at their taproom to do so before the general public. These promise to be beautiful and complex beers with the addition of fruit and barrel ageing. Your £6 ticket gets you a taste of both and a welcome pint on arrival. Brick Brewery Taproom, Peckham, SE15 4QL. Tickets are £6 and can be purchased here.

COPYCAT - ANOTHER BEER FESTIVAL: Thursday 21st February - Saturday 23rd February. A joint effort from Brick Lane Bottle Shop Kill The Cat and King’s Cross’s Two Tribes Brewing, the CopyCat beer festival will raise some eyebrows because it happens to fall upon the same weekend as another massive beer festival (see below). This, on the other hand, is an intimate beer festival with an impressive line-up of London and non-London breweries alike. Tickets are available for 4 sessions across 3 days. Expect great beer, fantastic DJs and delicious food. This will sell out, so get your tickets now. And did we mention that it’s all happening in an underground Shoreditch toilet block? Basement, 82a Commercial St, E1 6LY. Tickets are £5 and available here.

CBR 2019: Thursday 21st February - Saturday 23rd February. If you miss out on your chance to get a ticket to the CopyCat beer festival (above), you can always rely on Craft Beer Rising. Returning to the Old Truman Brewery in East London, it’s billed as the ultimate craft beer festival and is aimed at serious and casual craft beer drinkers alike. As always, there will be tonnes of beer from over 150 breweries, food and live music. The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane E1 6QL. Tickets range from £16.80 - £21.60 and are available here.

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London Brewery Events Round-Up: January 2019

After a festive season of excess, many of us fly the white flag in January and admit defeat. Drinking is hard to avoid around Christmas, so we feel compelled to give our livers a breather.

January can also be a very difficult time of year for independent breweries, taprooms and bars as movements like Dryanuary have gained momentum. To push back, the Tryanuary initiative encourages people to drink less, but drink well – that is, if you’re only going to have one beer this Friday, why not make it something different from the craft brewery down the road?

So get on board with Tryanuary and mindful drinking this month. Here are some events to help you get started:

MONCADA BREWERY TAPROOM REOPENING: Friday, 11th January -Saturday, 12th January . They took a respite during the holidays, but North West London’s Moncada Brewery are opening their taproom again and invite you to their first weekend event of 2019. Join them to try a limited edition version of their Floor Shaker IPA and some tasty food from Ladle London. Moncada Brewery, 37 Humber Road, NW2 6EN. Free, more information here.

TRYANUARY WITH GIPSY HILL TAP TAKEOVER WEEKEND: Thursday, 17th January - Saturday 19th January. Hackney Wick’s Beer Merchants welcomes South London’s Gipsy Hill Brewing Company for a tap takeover weekend. On Thursday the 17th, the Gipsy Hill crew will be in the house for a meet the brewer session. New beers will then be launched on the 18th and 19th respectively. This event is perfect for those in East London looking to get out of the East London beer bubble (all in the spirit of Tryanuary, right?). Beer Merchants, 99 Wallis Road, E9 5LN. Free, more information here.

BREWER BOTTLE SHARE; BEERS THAT SHAPED OUR BREWING: Saturday, 19th January, 5pm-7pm. South East London’s Brick Brewery are supporting Tryanuary with a special bottle share. Join them for this free event at their taproom, where other breweries in the SE area will be speaking about the beers that influenced them. Expect tastings and discussions about each beer – plus bring a beer of your own that has inspired you to share with the group. Brick Brewery, Arch 209, Blenheim Grove, SE15 4QL. Tickets are free and can be found here.

ROBBIE BURNS NIGHT AT TWO TRIBES: Friday, 25th January, 6pm-10:30pm. Get ready to address a haggis in King’s Cross with Two Tribes Brewing for Burns Night. Come along to try a range of excellent beers, some fine sourdough pizzas from Discs of Dough and live music. It’s not exactly a traditional Burns Night, but we’re advised that there will be a haggis pizza. Two Tribes Brewing Co, Tileyard Studios, Tileyard Rd, King's Cross, N7 9AH. Free, more information here.

HAMMERTON TRYANUARY TAPROOM OPENING: Friday, 25th January - Saturday, 26th January. The end of the month means that Hammerton Brewery opens its taproom to the public. Head to Islington and admire the renovations made to the space over the past few months, including their brand new mezzanine. There will be plenty of delicious beers on tap for you to continue with your Tryanuary efforts and food from PoRx. Hammerton Brewery, 149 Roman Way, Unit 9, N7 8XH. Free, more information here.

TRYANUARY HACKNEY BEER HOP: Saturday, 26th January, 1pm-6:30pm. Great news! The Five Points Brewing Company are hosting their annual Hackney Beer Hop pub crawl. Join them by grabbing a £12 ticket (all proceeds will go to their charity partner, which is TBC). Discover and support some great pubs and bars around Hackney during a quiet month – all while having a great time. Various locations. Tickets are £12 and can be purchased here.

WOMEN IN HISTORY CHARITY PUB QUIZ: Tuesday, 29th January , 6:30pm-10:00pm . Get quizzical for a great cause with Brick Brewery for a great cause. Show off your knowledge of women in history, music, culture and more, all in the name of raising money for ActionAid UK. One victorious team will win a £50 bar tab, plus there’s a pile of raffle prizes to be won. Brick Brewery, Blenheim Grove, SE15 4QL. Tickets are £5 and can be purchased here.

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