ale, lager, stout, porter, mild, barley wine – the list is almost endless!

Galvin Café a Vin Annual Craft Beer Dinner

16 August 2014 - 7:00pm

Roll up, Roll up – Beavertown Brewery is hosting Galvin’s Annual Craft Beer Dinner at Café a Vin in Spiralfields and founder Logan Plant is your host for the night.

Talented head chef Jack Boast has prepared a special menu to match Beavertown’s extraordinary beers, and Logan will be on hand to share his insight throughout the meal.

Beginning with Galvin’s famed Tart Flambée, I see that beer can chicken is on the menu, partnered with Beavertown Gamma Ray, and apparently there’s some as yet unreleased beers arriving too.

Beer by the River

30 August 2014

Wandsworth-based Sambrooks heads up the river once more to join with the National Trust and host it's second Beer by the River festival at Morden Hall Park. 

After a successful debut in 2013, there's plans for more of everything - food, music and, of course, beer! It's a very relaxed affair, with plenty for kids in the day, and lots for the rest of us in the evening.

And there's a Homebrewers' competition too. Submit your entry online before the festival, and bring along a case of your bottles on the day to have your brew judged and voted on by the festival goers, before a shortlist of the most popular ones is decided upon by a panel of expert judges. Head to the website to find out more.

London Craft Beer Festival

14 August 2014 - 17 August 2014

From Beavertown to Siren, Camden Town to Weird Beard, Sierra Nevada to Evil Twin, London Craft Beer Festival heads to the Oval in East London from 14-17 August.

Taking an all-in approach, your £35 ticket fee entitles you to small pours of all the beers on offer, plus four bigger pours (third pints), and some great music. It’s a wonderful environment to taste the brews, meet the creators, enjoy tasty eats on the terrace, and generally enjoy the vibe – Craig Charles was playing when we went last year. 

Okell's Beer & Food Matching Evening

31 July 2014 - 7:00pm

Who has tried Okell's beers? If you have, this is a steal, and if you haven’t, it’s going to be even more fun.

The Bull at Highgate is hosting a special dinner on Thursday 31 July to showcase not just the beers but some of the Isle of Man’s fine ingredients, including its renowned Queenie Scallops and its Loaghton sheep.

London Brewers Market

11 July 2014 - 12 July 2014

Over 20 London breweries are once more getting together for a pop-up London Brewers Market at Old Spitalfields this Friday and Saturday.

The best of London Brewers Alliance are sharing their wares with visitors. From Beaverton Brewery through to Windsor & Eton (OK, I couldnt find an A and a Z brewery, but therell be more than enough to keep you amused. There’s food and a beer garden, Saturday the Independent Label Market will also be setting up shop.