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Raise a glass at London Beer City festival

Written by
Euan Ferguson

It might seem at the moment as if every week in London is beer week, but we're right in the midst of a seven-day stretch that's beerier than most. Pitched perfectly between a piss-up and a lecture series, London Beer City is a celebration of everything that makes that malt-and-hop beverage so special. Until Sunday August 16, events include a short course on brewing your own beer at Highbury Brewhouse & Kitchen, a brewing-history tour of Brick Lane, and a focus on food and beer matching. Loads of London breweries are hosting open days, meet-the-brewers or live-brewing events, and perhaps the froth on the pint, so to speak, is the celebration-within-a-celebration that is London Beer Festival at Oval Space (Thursday August 13 until Sunday August 16). 

From Brick in Peckham to Redchurch in Bethnal Green, from By The Horns in Wimbledon to Temple Brew House in the Strand, breweries all over London are taking part to ensure this festival is perhaps the biggest craft beer jolly ever seen in London. Some events are free, but the rest are priced individually – check the website, clear the next day in your diary and dive in.

London Beer City is on until Sun Aug 16.

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