We kicked off the New Year with a fun and creative collaboration with friends at Wild Weather Ales. Both us and them took turns to brew a different beer at each other's brewery, which we intended to release as 2 beers, as well as a blend. And now the time has come to release and enjoy them and we're doing so at our favourite BrewDog bar in London, Brewdog Shepherd's Bush.
The 2 collabs which we'll be launching are:
The blend, which we know sounds a bit of a whacky thing to do but you'll have to take our word for it until you try it to find it works, will also be launched.
Expect another 10 beers, a range of styles, from us and another 10 from Wild Weather on tap. Taplist to be announced shortly so keep your eyes peeled.
Meet the brewers from both parties in the evening.
So with that in mind and our dual-tap takeover across 23 taps, it sure is going to be a party!
The MM is 45,000 square feet of market space that is a haven for all foodies with a range of International, not just Italian, artisanal produce. Sure, there's some phenomenal pizza and pasta but there's heaps of other delicious stuff and this Friday, we're looking after the beer!
With 8 taps of our beers, we've got all styles covered.
💀 Taplist (all on KEG) 💀
Black Perle 3.8% (Coffee Milk Stout)
Hops Maiden England 4.5% (English Hopped Pale Ale)
Mariana Trench 5.3% (Transpacific Pale Ale)
Faithless Spreadsheet Ninja 5.5% (Black Pilsner)
Five O'Clock Shadow 7.0% (American IPA)
Master of Nuggets 7.0% (Mutant Brown Ale
Holy Hoppin' Hell 9.5% (Double IPA)
Sadako Bourbon Blend 9.5% (Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout)
Come along to sample, drink and enjoy!
Meet Bryan, head-brewer and co-founder from 6pm, to find out more about all things Weird Beard.
Join the event page here, to keep in tune with any further info.
We're making our way back to the Beer Asylum but this time to match a selection of delicious vegan beers of ours with equally as delicious vegan food pairings. It is Veganuary and Natasha is our resident vegan after all! Expect 5 matches over the course of the evening.
Arrivals for 19.00 for a 19.30 event kick off.
The shop will take bookings through phoning the on 02084292400 and we can take payment over the phone or they can pop in to the shop to pay over the counter.
£20 per person. Limited to a few places, so book early to avoid disappointment folks!
We're bringing the following beers to the Brussels party:
Don’t Worry Bee Heavy - Scottish Wee Heavy - new collaboration with BBP
Churchill's Delusion - Tobacco Mild - previous collaboration with BBP
Sadako (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Little Things That Kill – Session IPA
5 O’Clock Shadow - American IPA
Find out what other beers will be on tap from our friends and event details here.
Yes we know it's been a fair few months that we've had an Open Day at the brewery but trust us, we would have if we could have. Boy, was Autumn busy! So we're making sure we more than make up for skipping an October Open Day by making December's something well and truly special. Make sure you save the date and come on down for the event!
From our pop-up brewery taproom, expect:
- Special beers on tap and in bottle for drinking-in
- Releases of our exciting collaborations with Brussels Beer Project& also Against the Grain
- Super rare barrel-aged beauties to enjoy
- Artisanal snacks from our culinary-savvy friends such as Pig & Hay
- Handmade tasty sodas from
- Plenty of merch on sale for gifts and whatnot over the festive period
- Informal, free brewery tours with our owners and brewers
- A very rock'n'roll Christmas playlist - you can bet on good tunes!
And head a few doors down, to our warehouse to stock-up on take-out bottles for all your and your friends' Crimbo needs.
*We only sell take away bottles from our warehouse to avoid congestion at the taproom*
Join us in kicking off The Beer Shop London's 2nd birthday antics. Now, we all know the BEST birthday celebrations involve the best things of drink, food and tunes, so we're going all out on our contributions to the party!
In terms of beery birthday treats, the shop will have a Weird Beard Brew Co. extravaganza, with a full-fat tap takeover across all cask and keg lines. They've not forgotten to also sotck up on bottles, so there's loads to choose from and delight in. We're bringing plenty of exciting stuff, some big stuff and all the cool stuff for you to drink and enjoy. Our beers will be on from the Thursday and all through the shops' weekend-long celebrations.
Meet the (head)Brewer, also co-founder/owner, Weird Beard Bryan, on Thursday eve. Since music is a must and you ought to know, we take our music seriously, Weird Beard Tasha has planned your not-so-average-beer-tasting. Instead join in a beer & music pairing with specially curated tunes by Bryan and Natasha.
We're going to rock and roll all night...come along!
We're bringing the following special, Winter-warming casks:
Black Christmas, 4.5% Cranberry Christmas Stout
Dead By Dawn, 5.6% Coffee & Cherry Milk Stout
Night of The Ryeclops, 6.9% Rye Stout
Safe Stout, 7.7% Chokeberry Stout
We're missed off the guide (DOH!) but be sure to find our ales pouring at the event.
See some more of the beers that will be on here.
We've got a friend called Steve, Not only is he a fellow brewer but he's recently setup a craft beer bar in Peterborough, which if you ask us is a quite a lot of work to give oneself. But Steve, is one ambitious man and we're delighted to make it up to his bar, The Stoneworks, to showcase our beers in a fun dual-taptakeover.
We've got 11 beers on keg: from our solid core range to some occasionals and throwing in some bad ass, rare specials for good measure. Meanwhile our friends at Fourpure Brewing Co. will be gracing another 11 lines with their beery delights. Attendees can pick and vote for their favourite brews. Limited t-shirts and merch will be available on the night also and you get to meet some special guests too. From our team, expect Bryan (head-brewer, co-founder) and Natasha (fun coordinator) to talk about everything from beers to brewing.
See the Facebook page for more details. Roll on Friday!
This event is probably the most immense tap takeover we've had the pleasure to do and alongside Redemption, who we've recently collaborated with. Saturday 19th November, we bring to you our South Pacific Pale collab and plenty of other tasty beer-treats and merch.
From ourselves on all the Keg-lines:
-South Pacific Pale Collab w/Redemption – 6.2%
-Mariana Trench – 5.3%
-Little Things That Kill – 3.9%
-Five O'clock Shadow – 7.0%
-Black Perle – 3.8%
-Sadako – 9.5%
-Bourbon BA Sadako – 9.5%
-Something Something Darkside – 9.2%
-Bourbon Aged Double Perle – 8.6%
-Sorachi Face Plant – 8.1%
-Dark Hopfler – 2.5%
-Decadence Stout – 5.5%
-Saison 14 – 5.6%
-Smoke - 6.0%
-Fire - 6.0%
-Rye Smile - 10.6%
-Bourbon BA Rye Smile - 10.6%
-Hops Maiden England - 4.5% (Wet Hop Target and Phoenix) and Olicarna Edition
-Dead by Dawn - 5.6%
-Night of The Ryeclops - 6.9%
-Safe Stout - 7.7%
And from our friends at Redemption on all the Cask-lines:
-South Pacific Pale Collab w/Weird Beard – 6.2%
-Trinity - 3%
-Pale Ale - 3.8%
-Rock the Kazbek - 4%
-Hopspur - 4.5%
-Urban Dusk - 4.6%
-Fellowship Porter - 5.1%
-Big Chief - 5.5%
-Orange Dusk - 4.6%
-Little Chief - 4.3% -
-Mango Chief - 5.5%
-Coffee Vanilla Fellowship Porter - 5.1%
-Double Dry Hopped Trinity - 3%
-Rum and Raisin Porter - 5.1%
See you there!
Continuing on with our escapades around the USA, we're bringing our beers, beards and beer-loving selves to the state of Colorado. Being English and all, it seems fitting we make a bit of a song and a dance out of Guy Fawkes' Night. We've even made a Lup'in for the occasion, got ourselves Vendetta masks and suggest you do too!
Meet our headbrewer/co-founder Bryan and fun-coordinator Natasha from 7pm to talk about our brews and brewery and simply hang out too. Our beers will be showcasing alongside other awesome brews at Kline's Beer Hall, with its impressive number of taps for the evening. Surely, the night's bound to go out with a bang!
Whilst some of us are on an epic tour of the States, we're making sure our beers make it into some awesome bars, festivals and are brought to as many people. Unsurprisingly, we're massive fans of Halloween and we all know the Americans don't half-arse that holiday. So catch headbrewer/co-founder Bryan and fun-coordinator Natasha, all dressed up for Beggar's Night in Chicago. Plenty of our beers will be taking over the taps at Villains. Here's to a Happy Halloweeeeeeeeeen!
We're ecstatic to be back at The Festival, held by Shelton Brothers Inc, the great guys that get our beers over to the US of A. This time, the festival is held in Bourbon Country, Louisville to be specific.
Bryan and Natasha will be pouring at the event where we're bringing our A game for 2 days of beery fun with our friends and other really fantastic breweries from around the world. Click here for the list!
See y'all there.
Head to Shoreditch for the launch of all the #collabfest2016 beers from noon on Saturday and catch some of the team down from 5pm to talk about the beer brewed. And boy, we can’t wait for you to see the special edition illustration our mate Nico from the bar has come up with for the label.
It’s going to be Groovy!
For yet another year, we’re showcasing our special beers at one of the most prestigious, enjoyable and fantastic-beer-filled UK Beer festivals.
Need we recount the wonderful times we’ve shared at IndyManBeerCon (IMBC) in the past and how much we’re looking forward to all the funtimes ahead.
Find various faces (and beards) of the team around Thursday through to Sunday, with our beers pouring, served by us, from Saturday. All the details about the event times, beers pouring can be found here.
So what’s to get excited about beer-wise from us? Check the list for updates but Macallan Barrel Aged Weird Brodmance is certainly something we cannot wait for.
When we met Jason of Beer Asylum earlier this year at one of our events, we agreed that on the shop's opening we'd do a tasting. And with it now open, we're pleased to be doing just that.
So lined up, we've got a chilled out evening ahead of us: of beers and beer chats.
The £10 ticket covers 6 samples of our brews and a tutored tasting with Weird Beard Tasha over a couple of hours.
The beers of the night range from our solid core brews to rarer specials including:
There's no better way to wind down as the weekend comes a'knocking than with a beer in hand and a game of Mario Kart.
So come join us, play against the team, hell...try and beat us at it, and enjoy a select few special brews on tap!
- Hops Maiden England, 4.5% - UK hopped Pale Ale & our latest Prototype (v.3 Archer, UK Cascade and Target)
- Curse of the Ryeclops, 7.5% - Rye I.P.A & a limited release on cask tonight
- Mariana Trench, 5.3% - Transpacific Pale Ale & our flagship brew
- Duke of Dank, 6.3% - seasonally brewed Red I.P.A
- Sadako, 9.5% - our imperial stout
The games commence from 6pm but you may meet the brewers and pitch your questions about our beers, brewery and team throughtout the course of the night.
We made it for Year 3 and Year 4, so why miss out on Year 5?
Leeds International Beer Festival (LIBF) is fast approaching and you better be there!
Here's a list of the festival times, for which you pay a small admission for:
Thursday - Evening Session 5-11pm
Friday - Day Session 12-5pm, Evening Session 6-11pm
Saturday - Day Session 12-5pm, Evening Session 6-11pm
Sunday - Day Session 12-5pm
And here are the delicious beers we're bringing to pour & sell*:
Some of the bove beers, will be rare, barrel-aged versions so keep our eyes peeled on the pumpclips.
Book tickets, grab tokens in advance and find more info here!
*Token only payment FYI
Just to be sure those folk going from Leeds Beer Week into Leeds International Beer Festival (LIBF), don't suffer from a day off beer, we're bridging the gap with an evening of great beers on tap at Friends of Ham.
Our LIBF pre-festival line-up will raise the bar for a weekend of some truly fantastic beers. With 6 beers on keg and 2 on cask, including specials and limited release brews, here's what's on tap from 5pm.
Little things that Kill, 3.9% Session IPA
Mariana Trench, 5.3% Transpacific Pale Ale
Saison 14, 5.6% Saison
Duke of Dank, 6.7% Pacific NW Red IPA
Double Perle, 8.6% Imperial Coffee Milk Stout
Rye Smile, 10.6% Rye Wine
7th Church of the Apocalyptic Lawnmower, 6.5% Dark Cream Ale (Anspach & Hobday collab)
5 O’clock Shadow, 7% American IPA
Being Friends of Ham, you can bet you can get yourself some fine charcuterie! Feel free also to join in the beer chat downstairs from 7pm, with Weird Beard Tasha. Bookings taken in advance online or simply rock up. For a fiver you'll get 3 flight of drinks on entry and a seat downstairs for the brewers' talk.
Our friends at Brussels Beer Project are celebrating their 1 year anniversary in their brewery based in Dansaert. To mark this happy occasion, they are throwing a beer festival called Good Beer Feast. Everyone knows the best kinda parties are those which offer great beer.
We're thrilled to be 1 of the 14 craft breweries invited over to celebrate and pour at this festival. Select small breweries from all over the world: UK, Spain, France, Norway, Japan...you name it, will be down for this event. It's going to be a blast!
Black Perle 3.8% - Award-winning Coffee Milk Stout
Curse of the Ryeclops 7.5% - a Rye IPA
Something Something Barrel Aged 9.2% - Bourbon Barrel Aged Double India Stout
Defacer 11.1% - a Triple IPA
Details for the event may be found here. Pre-sale tickets are no longer available but you can surely buy on-the-door and join in the fun.
We're super stoked to be one of the international breweries at Brewda this weekend! The festival, in its third year running, is an initiative of brewery Frontaal and is held annually in Breda, South Netherlands.
Catch Ryan pouring 4 beers per day, over the 2 days, with these beers showcasing:
Black Perle 3.8% - Award-winning Coffee Milk Stout
Mariana Trench 5.3% - our flagship Transpacific Pale Ale
Hops Maiden England 4.5% - an English Hopped Pale Ale
Safe Word 6.6% - a Juicy Chokeberry IPA
Curse of the Ryeclops 7.5% - a Rye IPA
Double Perle 8.6% - an Imperial Coffee Milk Stout
Something Something Dark Side 9.5% - a Double India Stout
Saison 28 10.2% - an Imperial Farmhouse Ale
There are plenty of fantastic beers to try and enjoy from us and others. It's going to be a great weekend.
Tickets may be booked here!
We're pleased to announce we'll be there and serving our beers at Wales' 1st ever fully independent Craft Beer Festival, which is Cardiff BrewFest.
Pre-festival we'll be posting up some of the beers we'll be taking on our blog. You can be sure we'll have 4 taps pouring of some really cool, fresh, special and new stock.
*Cheers! in Welsh in case you don't know
What do tickets to this event get you?
UNLIMITED SMALL POURS OF ALL BREWERIES' BEERS
MEET THE BREWERS & TEAM
BRANDED FESTIVAL GLASS
COMPREHENSIVE FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
From us, expect 4 taps of amazing beer on per session including some truly special stuff, served by our team & brewers. It's all about discovering new beers and we've got plenty novel and plenty for everyone.
Some of the brews we'll be bringing will be announced here nearer the time.
Book tickets here and we'll see you there!
Head over to our brewery for no ordinary Sunday shenanigans. In store for LBC we’ve got these added exciting going ons:
- London Beer City collab beer pouring
- London Beer City special raffle: win a free drink, bottles of beer or merchandise
- Entirely special or new release beer on taps (line-up TBA on blog)
- Exclusive Brewery pin beer: we’re kicking off this feature with Defacer
- Extended opening times til 8pm
As well as all the usual we’ve got:
· Varous core, seasonal or rare bottles for drink-in or take-out
· Seasonal & refreshing Square Root Sodas
· Chomptastic Karkli snacks
· Delicious Pig & Hay Scotch Eggs and Sausage Rolls
· Branded Pint. Stemmed Halves or Craft Master glassware
· Hoodies and various T-shirt designs on sale
· Meet the brewers, co-founders and our team
· Informal brewery tours, just ask one of us
· Good tunes that range from punk, rock and sometimes shouty.
Reminder: our Warehouse (Unit 9) is for off-sales only, and our Brewery (Unit 5) is for drinks-in only!
We look forward to you coming on down!
The Other Room Bar (ORB) is a quaint modern-day beer bar in Bermondsey that ticks 'great beer selection' and 'awesome service' boxes and offers these things in a cozy and continental vibe. Plus ORB hosts some excellent beer-food pairing events. We've been kindly invited down by the bar's very hospitable manager, Thomas, for this month's #EatTheBrewer.
- we decide on 5 tasty beers to bring to the table
- they design delicious bites to match
- the brewers are invited to co-host the event
Disclaimer: no brewers will be eaten in the process!
Tickets are £20 and limited to about 20 spaces to keep things nice and intimate.
See the ORB's webpage for details or email in at: email@example.com
We're at it again. Here's to another Open Day at the brewery where we offer our latest, most exciting and freshest beers to you guys. Add to that our friendly team, punk and rock music, the great people who make it down, the atmosphere and the event is great every time. We make a huge effort to reserve special edition beers and brewery exclusive bombers for retail only at our open days as well as launch some new beers. Line-up and beer offering will be announced, nearer the date, on the blog.
A selection of our brews will be on tap as well as a range of bottles on sale for drinking in at our Unit 5 Brewery. Meet the Brewers throughout the day and jump in on informal brewery tours. Just ask at the bar or one of the team.
At our Warehouse (Unit 9), a few doors down from the taproom, you'll be able to buy take-out. Both Taproom and Bottle Shop will be taking cash and card payments.
If you're looking for merchandise, we've got that too: assorted branded glassware, t-shirts including new designs and hoodies.
Free to attend, just rock up. Save the date, join the event and come along.
We've really gone to town for this event at The Hopsmiths, Crouch End and there's surely something and/or everything for anyone from the Beer Enthusiast, the Publicans, the Tickers and/or the Beer Geeks.
The Tap-takeover aspect kicks off from opening at 4pm, with 9 kegs and 2 casks on tap. The brews range from core, occasionals and specials, including the launch of our 300th brew, a brand new beer that is an Imperial Farmhouse IPA "Saison 28". More on this will be announced on our blog nearer the date.
Here's what else will be offered on draught, keg-wise:
And what will be on cask:
Meet the Brewer, Bryan, in the evening to talk about beer and brewing. He'll be about for a very exciting Livebrew of Hit the Lights, which was an original homebrew recipe of his and that we've long since laid to rest. Fans of the Mixed Up IPA will not want to miss out on this!
Since there will be a whole lot of great beer in the building, The Hopsmiths have ensure that there is equally great food. Aside from their already tasty menu, they've let our Event Manager Natasha come up with a burger and beer pairing. We're not sure what is crazier, having a vegan design a beef-burger or the burger recipe she's come up with. Anyways, for £10, you can chomp on a ridiculous (but totally in a good way) burger with a delicious beer in hand. If that doesn't rock, what does?!
So come along for part or all of the night, it's going to be great.
We all know, the Belgians have been doing beer festivals and doing them best for a while. So, there was no way we were going to turn down an invite to the fantastic Gueuzerie Tilquin to showcase our beers at their English Beer Festival in Belgium.
Not only are we sending 8 great beers of our own, we'll be serving and representing alongside our friends from the following UK breweries: Beavertown, Brew By Numbers, Burning Sky, Buxton, Cloudwater, Moor, Magic Rock, Partizan, Siren, The Kernel, Thornbridge and Wild Beer Co as well Brasserie du Mont Salève as an additional guest. Both beer and company is going to be all A-class standard, we really cannot wait!
For those of you who have followed us along the way, you'll remember our every other month pop-ups at The Bottle Shop. We would set up a pop-up bar on the Saturday, serve beer and talk about our brews to the masses that made the weekend pilgrimage to the Bermondsey Beer Mile. Sometimes we brought beer-cake and sometimes we brought beer-truffles...They were the early days; busy and important days, from which we made our first steps into running our own weekend taproom and Open Days.
So it's with great pleasure and excitement that we're joining all our friends down at the arch to take over their taps. Need we say we've sent some special beers for the event (see details here). After all we've got a long, loving, beery history with these guys!
1. Red Wine Barrel Aged Sadako 9.5% (1 of 3 kegs in existence)
2. Suspect Device 8.3% (Farmageddon Collab Double IPA *NEW BEER LAUNCHING*)
3. Single Hop Centennial 8.7% (Double IPA)
4. Something Something Darkside 9.2% (Double India Stout)
5. Decadence Stout 5.5%
6. K*ntish Town Beard 5.5% (American Wheat Ale)
7. Little Things that Kill 3.9% (Sorachi Face Punch Edition - Apollo, Summit & Sorachi Ace)
8. Mariana Trench 5.3% (Transpacific Pale Ale)
9. Out of Office 7.0% (Coffee IPA)
10. Spreadsheet Ninja 4.8% (Dry Hopped with Citra Pilsner)
11. Weird Wired 5.5% CASK (Last in London of the 6 casks filled with our 8 Wired collab beer - an Extra Pale Ale)
Early doors, catch Natasha from our team to talk about our brews, our brewery as she's reppin' from behind the bar. From 2pm, you'll have the opportunity to actually meet one of the original brewers, co-founder and our token Spreadsheet Ninja, Gregg. He's partial to telling a fair few great stories of how we started, what's the journey been like and it'd seem apt to get the lowdown about the Ulster Exile brew with "Suspect Device" launching from him, in person.
It's going to be great, but don't take our word for it, come on down and see for yourselves.