Big beer events in May
Added: Tuesday, April 30th 2013
Big Beer Events
Bank Holiday weekend 4 & 5 May
London Brewers Alliance Beer Festival
London Fields Brewery, Hackney
365-366 Warburton Road, London E8, next to London Fields Station.
Both days: 12-5; 6-11pm.
See below for full details
Wednesday 8 May 7pm
An Evening with Roger Protz
Lord Clifden, 34 Great Hampton Street, Hockley, Birmingham (Jewellery Quarter Station). Good Beer Guide-listed pub. Event supported by Budweiser Budvar. Budvar Original, Dark, Yeast Beer and “Half and Half” on tap along with cask ales. Roger will conduct a tasting and also discuss his world-wide travels in search of good beer.
www.thelordclifden.com. 0121 523 7515
Thursday 9 May 7pm
An Evening with Roger Protz
Elgoods Brewery, North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.
A talk and tasting of Elgood’s beers. Roger will also discuss his travels in search of good beer. Beer and buffet: £15 per person. Proceeds to Tapping House Hospice. Book: firstname.lastname@example.org. 01945 583160
Monday 13 May
London – Beer Capital
Dinner and beer matching with London beers, from Mild to Russian Imperial, including Meantime beers
Guest speaker Roger Protz
Host: Alastair Hook (pictured)
6.30pm, Old Brewery, Pepys Building, Old Naval College, SE10
£50. 0203 327 1280. www.oldbrewerygreenwich.com/bookings
SOMETHING’S BREWING AT YOUNG’S FESTIVAL OF BEER
Meantime Brewery has teamed up with a number of Young’s London and Surrey pubs to host a series of matched British cheese and charcuterie evenings throughout May, as part of Young’s Festival of Beer (29th April – 31st May).
Guests can treat their taste buds to intriguing pairings such as Yakima Red (an American-hopped red ale with a touch of German caramel malt) matched with brie, game terrine and ham hock; while one of Meantime’s longest serving brewers, Rod Jones, provides a fascinating insight into the beer making process. Other pairings include India Pale Ale (described as a hop wine, made with Maris Otter malt, Fuggles and Golding hops), served with a choice of mature white cheeses, smoked sausage or ham.
Participating Young’s pubs include:
Thursday 2nd May, The Grove Pub, 39 Oldridge Road, Balham, London SW12 8PN http://www.grovebalham.com
Wednesday 8th May, The Windmill Hotel, Clapham Common South Side, Clapham, London SW4 9DE http://www.windmillclapham.co.uk
Thursday 9th May, The County Arms, 345 Trinity Road, London SW18 3SH http://www.countyarms.co.uk/
Tuesday 14th May, Dial Arch, The Warren, Royal Arsenal Riverside, Woolwich, London SE18 6GH http://www.dialarch.com
Wednesday 15th May, The Prince Alfred, 5a Formosa Street, London W9 1EE http://www.theprincealfred.com
Thursday 16th May, Bishop Out of Residence, 2 Bishop's Hall, off Thames Street, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey KT1 1PYhttp://www.bishopoutofresidence.co.uk
Tuesday 21st May, Plough, 89 St John's Hill, Clapham, London SW11. www.theploughstjohnshill.co.uk