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Taste the rainbow at Beavertown this Saturday

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Euan Ferguson
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Confirming what many of us have known for years, the best beer in the world is made right here in London: Tottenham's Beavertown was last week voted Supreme Champion Brewer in the 2015 International Beer Challenge. Quite a mouthful – but the mouthful you really need to care about is the tasty, tasty beer made up there in N17, and it's about to get even tastier. The Beavertown taproom is always open on Saturdays, pouring the whole range plus a few exclusives; this weekend it's hosting the third international Rainbow Project, which pairs up British brewers with their American cousins to make a beer inspired by one of those ROYGBIV colours. It's like pen pals, but with none of the awkwardness.

For beer geeks, this is worth getting frothed up about: the last two Rainbow Projects have produced some of the year's most exciting beers. For non-beer geeks, it's a still great reason to go and try some genuinely groundbreaking brews: how does Siren and Surly's seaweed and cloudberry gose sound (that's Blue, by the way), or Hawkshead and Crooked Stave's natural yogurt lactose-infused sour golden ale (Green)? 

The US brewers are also bringing over a few kegs of some of their own rare beers, many of which will have never been seen on our shores; it's a chance to spend what will probably be one of the last sunny Saturdays of the year sitting outside sipping beer and tucking into street food from Tiberi, Hoxton Beach and Prairie Fire BBQ. All together: 'Red and yellow and pink and green…'

Beavertown Brewery, Unit 17, Lockwood Industrial Park, Mill Mead Road, N17 9QP. Tottenham Hale tube. beavertownbrewery.co.uk. 2pm-8pm Sat Sep 19.

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