What's On: Four London Beer Festivals
Looking for a beer festival to whet your whistle? We found three across London that will cater to every beer lovers needs.
■ All Hands To The Pumps: Beer And Music Festival, Walthamstow
The organisers of this festival command you to eat, drink and be merry over four days.
There will be plenty to be merry about too, with 26 local and regional bands and musicians playing throughout as well as craft beers and real ales to try.
There will also be tasty cakes and snacks, pulled pork and barbecue butties all weekend.
Musical acts include Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers, Black*Scarr , The Alternative Book Club, The Yes Mess and The November Five.
The event runs from May 23-26 at The Warrant Oficer in Higham Hill Road, Walthamstow.
Go to the-wo.co.uk.
■ Brewfest, Greenwich
The Old Brewery in Greenwich is hosting a beer festival this weekend, featuring over 150 different varieties.
BrewFest will run from May 24 to 26 at the venue owned by Meantime. Beers will be brought in from across the UK and Europe, as well as the United States.
It will be the second year the Greenwich-based brewery is running the event. The festival also includes live music, as well as tutored beer and cheese tastings.
Richard Myers, marketing director at Meantime says: "Our aim is to bring different styles and flavours from around the globe into one place for people to enjoy, in a relaxed environment. The beer scene in London has never been stronger and it's modern craft that is driving this revival. BrewFest is our way of celebrating."
Go to meantimebrewing.com
■ Strongroom Beer Festival, Shoreditch
This courtyard-based festival has returned to the Strongroom after last year's huge success and this time it has a pungent companion - cheese.
There will be more than 40 beers and ciders (which have all been made in London) to try, so take your time and sample some cheese while listening to the live music.
The festival runs from June 5-9 at the Strongroom Bar & Kitchen in Curtain Road, Shoreditch. Entry is £10.
Go to strongroombar.com.
■ Summer Brew Fest, Hackney
There will be beers from up to 12 of the UK's finest start-up and smaller breweries, with more than 30 brews on tap from casks and kegs covering a massive range of styles and strengths, plus a few extra bottles here and there.
There will also be plenty to line your stomach with, from gourmet hotdogs and burgers to vegan and veggie options.
Listen to brewers talk at the Beer Geek event before partying the night away to energetic folk music in the evening.
The event runs from June 20-22 at Space Studios in Mare Street, Hackney. Entry is £25.
Go to summerbrewfest.co.uk.