Where to go during London Beer Week

Today is the first day of London Beer Week: an unapologetic seven day festival dedicated to the quaffing of one of the nation’s favourite tipples. This malty, hoppy celebration is the first of its kind in London and follows on from the success of October’s London Cocktail Week. A fine excuse to visit local breweries, take advantage of cheap pints and go to tastings, tours, pop-ups, masterclasses and much more, we have done the hard yards for you by selecting the best events to enjoy this week…To get involved in London Beer Week, you’ll need to buy a £10 wristband which will give you access to deals and discounts all about town. 

£3 beer for wristband holders
100+ venues
Tour the Essex Street Brewery
Temple Brew House, 46 Essex Street, London, WC2R 3JF
Take a tour of London’s most central brewery with head brewer Vanesa and find out just how they make the rather special beer. Please make sure all tours are booked, either by phone or email (info@templebrewhouse.com).

Hops & Hoptails at the Taste Emporium with Emerald Street
The Worship Street Whistling Shop, 63 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2DU
Emerald Street and Sharp's Brewery have teamed up to invite you to a beer & food tasting like no other...
Head to the Taste Emporium at legendary cocktail den The Worship Street Whistling Shop, where Sharp’s Brewery will be serving up a sensory food and beer experience led by Sharp’s own Beer Sommelier, Ed Hughes. Join this exploration of flavour combinations; taste beer and food in perfect harmony as you sample pairings developed with our talented and award winning chef friends – can you guess who?
To complete your tasting experience, Sharp’s have also collaborated with the Whistling Shop to create a special LBW Hoptail – the Coffee Stout Vermouth Manhattan – made up of a tantalising mix of fortified spice infused stout and blended whisky.
With room for just seven guests per session, this intimate event is not to be missed!
Please note - this is an Emerald Street reader event and all ticket buyers will automatically be signed up to receive their award winning daily email.

The Big Flavour Beer Dinner

Brewhouse and Kitchen Islington, Torrens Street, London, EC1V 1NQ
Enjoy a tasting with head brewer Pete Hughes of original house-brewed Brewhouse & Kitchen beers plus adventurous international guest beers from the experts at Boutique Bar Brands. They will be matched with chef’s seven-course taster dinner. What goes with a salt water beer from Spain?

Beer and BBQ – a Match Made in Heaven!
Bodeans BBQ Soho, 10 Poland Street, London, W1f 8PZ
A beer and food pairing night of a selection of the finest smoked meats from our BBQ pit with some exquisite beers from North and South America and closer to home. Bar Manager for Bodean's Dave Thompson will be presenting and we'll be showcasing the dream pairing of great beer and the best BBQ. This is a small boutique event in our restaurant.

Beer V’s Meat
The Redchurch Brewery Tap Room, 276 Poyser Street, E2 9RF
Five of the best beers will be paired with the finest charcuterie range from moons green and native breeds.

Written by: Lucy Prosser

Lucy Prosser 


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