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Happy beerday: Camden Town brewery is turning five

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Euan Ferguson

You probably can't remember your fifth birthday party; if you can, it's likely you're not old enough to even drink beer. And there's no way that your fifth birthday party, even if it involved cakes and clowns and games and presents and sweets and fancy dress, would be as fun as this one will be. Yes, Camden Town brewery has reached half a decade, and it's packed a lot in to those years: you can now buy its faultlessly drinkable lagers, pale ales and stouts all over the city (and the world). So to celebrate, it's throwing a pretty major street party at its premises on a secluded cobbled lane under Kentish Town West Overground station.

There will be burgers from Byron, bike cleaning from Lunar Cycles and coffee from The Fields Beneath and, of course, loads of lovely beer. Plus, you can even bring your own five-year-old, whether it's human (there will be a bouncy castle, balloons and cakes!) or canine (posh dog treat brand Lily's Kitchen is bringing a stall).

55 Wilkin St Mews, NW3 3NN. Kentish Town West Overground. Sat Jul 18, from noon. Free.

Image: Rob Greig

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