“Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.”

Calling all you hardcore beer guzzlers. Summer Brew Fest is just around the corner.

Summer Brew Fest is a celebration of London’s microbrewing scene: visitors can discover beers from 13 of London’s best start-up breweries. Ok, two of them will be serving cider, one of which is Scottish, but that’s not a problem.

If the sound of over 30 beers on tap from casks and kegs ranging in different styles and strength doesn’t excite you, then you’re clearly not the beer hard, die hard fan you thought you were.

A ticket will get you entry, a 1/3 pint tasting souvenir glass, program, and 15 beer tokens – that’s enough to sample from each brewery, or indulge in your favourites. And if you happen to use all 15, you can purchase more tokens.

15 beer tokens = 5 pints!

Beer Geek’s can explore the day sessions with talks from brewers and learn insider’s tips, ingredients and recipes. There’s also a live brew from London Fields Brewery.

Beer Lovers can simply revel in the evening sessions with beer, folk music, fiddles and jigs.

Hats and waistcoats on for some barnyard stomping!



Bear Hug

Bear Hug Brewing’s mission is to make beer and save the rainforest one square foot at a time. For each beer sold, Bear Hug purchase one green square that will help to preserve one sq ft of the rainforest for one year.

Brick Brewery

Peckham Rye. SE15
Brick Brewery takes its influence from both the British brewing scene and the hop forward approach of North America to create ales and lagers with unique character.

By The Horns

By the Horns began in a garage by two beer lovers using a homebrew kit.By The Horns use traditional brewing methods with open top fermenters, meaning that their beers are fully cared for from the moment their malt hits the mash tun, to their fresh beer hitting your glass.

Crate Brewery

Hackney Wick. E9
Crate Brewery is Hackney Wick’s first craft brewery and pizzeria, situated by the canal in a former print factory. Built, owned and operated by locals, the interior has been crafted with reclaimed materials from around the Wick.

Five Points

Hackney. E8
Five Points brew beer that is unfiltered, unpasteurized and full of flavour – the sort of beer they enjoy drinking and they hope you enjoy drinking too. Their flagship Five Points Pale is one of a core range of three beers: Five Points Pale, Hook Island Red and Railway Porter.

Hackney Brewery

Hackney. E2
Hackney Brewery's founders Jon Swain and Peter Hills set about creating a range of cask and bottled beers to satisfy a variety of tastes. Last year they added a New Zealand Pale Ale to their original core of Golden Ale, Best Bitter and American Pale Ale.

Hammer- ton

Islington. N1
Hammerton's beers are based on both modern and traditional brewing techniques. Lovers of all things beer, their brewing is influenced not just by English beers but also great beers from across the globe.

Hop Stuff

Woolwich. SE18
Hop Stuff is London’s only Equity crowdfunded Brewery. Hop Stuff was founded with one simple aim; to brew fantastic Craft Beer that everyone can enjoy. Founder and Brewer James Yeomans is an Ex-city boy. 72 beer and business loving investors backed his Brewery on Crowdfund to turn his dream into a reality.

Late Knights

Penge. SE20
Late Knights pride themselves on producing hand crafted beer built on hand crafted equipment by their ‘little beavers’ Martyn, Mik, Steve and Sam. Late Knights have a core range of six beers, as well as a wide range of seasonal, experimental and collaborative beers.

London Fields

Hackney. E8
London Fields brewery was inspired by a drought of craft beer in Hackney. In August 2011, the founders thought it was about time Hackney had its own brewery to provide home grown beers alongside the craft products being produced there.

London Glider

London Glider take apples from the gardens of suburbia and turns them into award-winning cider. Many London gardens have apple trees but most of the fruit is wasted. At London Glider even the dry pulp left after each pressing is given to local farms to feed the sheep.London Glider is made from dessert apples of all varieties, cookers and crab apples. It has a clear, golden colour.

Rocky Head

Rocky Head is a small 5BBL artisanal brewery set up by a group of friends inspired by the American Craft Brewing scene. The brewery is probably the most ramshackle in the UK, equipment sourced and modified mainly from the offshoots from Carlsberg Tetley.

Thistly Cross

Scottish Lowlands
Thistly Cross, Scottish Lowlands, was established as a collaboration between farmer, Ian Rennie, and artist-turned-cidermaker, Peter Stuart. Thistly Cross take care over each step of the cider-making process; from pressing the apples and fermenting with the finest blend of Champagne yeasts, to maturing the cider for at least 6 months to achieve that rounded, smooth Thistly Cross taste.


You’re going to need some stonking street food to soak up all that beer. Here’s the selection of food to get your hands on at Summer Brew Fest.

Oh My Dog!

Hand-crafted Hot Dogs smothered in a choice of Jack Daniels Steak Chilli, North Carolina Pulled Pork, Hand-made Tomato & Chilli Jam and more. Yep, you heard us correctly. Oh My Dog!

Canababes & Co. 

CANABALLS – homemade balls with colourful and fresh ingredients including veg, fish and meat, served with coleslaw and heaped onto soft flatbreads.

 Late Knights Burgers

The team at Late Knight go further than just beer with the perfect match: burgers.

Richard Barrick’s Pork Pies

Richard Barrick’s handmade pork pies are a regular at many of London’s best pubs. Discover why, if you haven’t already.


Crunchy, Spicy, Crispy. Karkli is the perfect snack with your beer.

If you’re not on the floor by the end of it (one of us will be), we salute you!

Watch this space for a review of the beers on tap…

Summer Brew Fest | 20th-22nd June 2014 | Space Studios, 129-131 Mare Street, London Fields E8 3RH

Get your tickets now: £30 available here

www.summerbrewfest.co.uk | Facebook: /summerbrewfest Twitter: @SummerBrewFest



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