The estate will host the Sharp’s Brewery London Beer Week Hub, where you can collect your wristband and free bar guide before heading on to visit an array of other pop-up bars in the area, curated to showcase the best of the festival and the beers at the heart of it.
Your key to the city, a £10 wristband also gets you access to the self-guided Beer Tours, that’s £3 speciality beers and £5 boilermakers (AKA a beer and a shot) in more than 100 of the best beer bars and breweries in London all week long. And as if that’s not enough, Fuller’s Brewery will be putting their own twist on the Beer Tours, showcasing a beer flight in each of their participating venues – that’s three beers for £3, including two brand new brews.
Beyond the pop-ups and beer tours, there’s a full schedule of ticketed events to get involved in, with a stellar line up of varied events aimed at everyone – from beer lovers to the uninitiated
Need to know more? Check out the list below of what’s hot for LBW 2016…
THE POP UPS AT THE OLD TRUMAN BREWERY
The Sharp’s Brewery London Beer Week Hub
Mon-Sat: Midday–9pm (bar service until 10pm), Sun: Midday-5pm
Your first port of call to collect your wristband and enjoy some complimentary brews to start your week – the team from Sharp’s Brewery will be bringing their award winning beers and Cornish vibes to the Old Truman Brewery with a pop-up beach bar! You might even be lucky enough to find the Secret Bar and attend an exclusive mystery tasting session, designed to revolutionise the way you drink and appreciate beer.
Hop House 13
Mon 6-10pm, Tue-Sun 12-10pm
The Brewers Project joins London Beer Week once again, this time launching a brand new brew – Hop House 13. Try it alongside all the delicious beers from St James’s Gate, Dublin at the Hop House 13 pop-up bar where you can also chat to the experts and enjoy live music.
The Czech Club
Mon-Thu 4pm-10pm, Fri-Sun 1pm-10pm
A collaboration between Kozel and Pilsner Urquell celebrating the culture and history of the Czech Republic’s iconic refreshing style of lager. They’re even setting up the pilsner tanks especially so you can sup it straight from the source.
The DrinkUp.London Boilermaker Bar
Thu 5pm-10pm & Fri-Sat 12pm-10pm
A bluesy rock and rollin’ pop-up showcasing the humble Boilermaker. We’ve picked six of our favourites brews and six whiskies (well, five and a Czech Liqueur), all of varying styles – just roll the dice to pick your poison.
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PICK OF EVENTS
For the hard core beer fan: ‘The Knowledge’ Beer + Brewing Masterclass
Fri 10.30pm-3pm, Meantime Brewery. Tickets £90 from meantimebrewing.com
Join the chaps at Meantime Brewery for an in-depth five hours in the brewery including a full tour and a detailed exploration of beer and the brewing process, covering topics such as ingredients, brewing history, and food & beer matching.
For the beginner: CRATE Tutored Tastings
Mon-Thu 6pm, CRATE Brewery. Tickets £10 from yplanapp.com
Be guided through the depths and delights of some of the world’s top brews, with each day allocated to a particular style of beer. Look forward to IPA Monday, Pale Tuesday, Dark Beer Wednesday and Sour Thursday with a breakdown of the style, where they’re from, and what magical ingredients they contain.
For the foodie: Beer Meets Fine Dining
Tue 7.30pm, Outlaw’s at The Capital. Dinner and drinks £50, email firstname.lastname@example.org
This special, one-off event sees Michelin-starred Outlaw’s at The Capital team up with Sharp’s Brewery to offer an exclusive seafood-focused, three-course menu, including Crab Scotch Egg paired with Chalky’s Bite; and Hake with Curry Sauce and Honey Spice IPA.
For the Boilermaker lovers: Buenos Aires to Bourbon Country
Tue 6.30pm, Gaucho Piccadilly. Tickets £20 from gauchorestaurants.com
Learn about the origins of the boilermaker and the long and fruitful partnership between suds and sippers in America. Woodford Reserve distillers select, double oaked and rye expressions will be tasted alongside signature beers that have been hand chosen by Gaucho’s resident beer expert.
For the Hoptail aficionado: The House of Peroni presents Italian Supperclub
Fri 7.30pm, Union Street Cafe. Dinner, drinks and masterclass £35, email email@example.com
A contemporary Italian dining experience with a specially-created menu by head chef Davide Degiovanni. The evening includes an infusions masterclass led by one of their special House of Peroni mixologists, and the party continues after dinner with more beers, Peroni cocktails and live music until late.
For the beer-loving party-goer: CBR London 2016
Fri-Sat 6.30pm-12.30am, Old Truman Brewery. Tickets £20 from craftbeerrising.co.uk
Round of the week with a bang with the biggest CBR ever. Sample over 600 different beers and ciders from across the world, all to the backdrop of music headliners James Lavelle and Rob da Bank. Not to be missed.
For the FULL event schedule, visit londonbeerweek.com/events. Wristbands are available to pre-purchase through the website.