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Take a beer-soaked tour of Manchester (in Peckham)

David Clack

The nature of small breweries means that much of what they produce tends to get drunk close to the source. This is a double-edged sword for Londoners, since it means we get to enjoy the amazing brews being put out by our thriving craft beer scene, but also that beer from further afield – from big, beery cities like Manchester, say – can be harder to come by.

So if you’ve a genuine interest in what the rest of the country’s brewing (or you just fancy a change from Camden Hells and Gamma Ray), head along to Hop Burns & Black on East Dulwich Road later this month for a guided tasting and ‘live interview’ with James Kemp, head brewer at Manchester’s Marble Brewery. Beer writer Matt Curtis will be the man asking the questions, while HB&B’s Jen and Glenn will be digging through their crates to lay on a Mancunian soundtrack.

The ticket price includes six beer samples, (three Marble beers, plus three of James’s Manchester favourites) plus, of course, the opportunity to air your brilliant Liam Gallagher impression.

Thu Sep 29, 7pm. Tickets £15. Hop Burns & Black, 38 East Dulwich Rd, SE22 9AX.

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