London beer calendar - March 4th to March 14th04 Mar 2015
If someone told you there was a beer week on in London over the next week or so, you might well believe them. There’s a lot on! Here’s our pick of the best stuff:
Wednesday, March 4 - Saturday 7
The final week of The Stevedores looks set to be a cracker. The breweries featured this week are Partizan and Pressure Drop, and there’ll be excellent grub, whiskey and music too.
Thursday, March 5
The American brewery Sam Adams is best known in this country for its easy-drinking amber lager, but they actually produce a huge range of different beers. On Thursday at 7pm, Bottledog will be hosting a tasting of the Barrel Room series, which features innovative takes on classic Belgian monastic brews and, just like the name suggests, are aged in Italian brandy barrels. Tickets are £25 per person and include all five beers with food pairings to go with each. You can reserve your ticket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, March 11 - Friday 13
The London Drinker Beer and Cider Festival has established itself over the years as one of the capital’s unmissable beer events. This year they’ll be serving over 150 different beers, from London and further afield.
Wednesday, March 11
Jester King are rated by those who know about their American beer - which could include you if you pop along to this event at the King’s Arms in Bethnal Green. Eight of their beers will be on offer, and you can match them with cheese from Raw Cheese Power if you choose.
Thursday, March 12
The Finborough Arms has quickly established itself as one of the best places to drink beer in west London, so a tap takeover - by Surrey’s well-regarded Little Beer Co - is not to be missed. All the fun starts at 5pm.
Thursday, March 12 - Friday 13
The Rose and Crown in Kentish Town is a real hidden treasure, but expect it to be packed out for this. Beers from Brewdog and Mikkeller will be offer, plus ‘swag’. Not sure what the swag is.
Saturday, March 14
Isn’t it delightful when two sides come together and forget their differences? This is a bit like that. Weird Beard, from London’s wild West, have brewed a collaboration with Brodie’s, from the city’s eccentric East, and called it - wait for it - WEIRD BROdMANCE. Yes, I know. Anyone, it’ll definitely be delicious and you can try it at the Hop & Berry, from 2.30pm.