This project celebrates the ten-year anniversary of London Amateur Brewers with four collaboration brews. Current LAB members collaborated with ex-LAB members - Evin O’Riordain at The Kernel Brewery, Bryan Spooner at Weird Beard Brew Co., Andy Parker at Elusive Brewing and Darren Oakley at Rockhopper Brewing - to design and brew beers that reflect the bold and eclectic history of brewing in London, and at London Amateur Brewers in particular. We would like to take this opportunity to invite you all to help us celebrate on Thursday 9th November at Mason & Company!
In many ways the beer world is a young world. Heavyweights like Camden, Beavertown, Five Points and Redemption aren’t even seven years old, and venerable old hands like Meantime have only been going seventeen years, so milestones like ten year anniversaries are significant events.
A decade is even more significant, though, if you’ve been as quietly influential as London Amateur Brewers. With a well-deserved reputation for education, incisive analysis and relentless focus on quality, LAB has been a constant, but often unnoticed, driver behind the vast expansion of excellent London beer. This influence can not only be readily seen in the superb standard of prize-winning beers submitted by members to national and international competitions, but in the work done by ex-members, who have gone on to found breweries making some of the most celebrated beer in London.
James Rylance, Head Brewer for Redchurch Brewery, has been involved in the brewing industry in London since the craft beer scene first took off. Having worked previously at both Kernel Brewery and Beavertown before helping set up Redchurch James is now in charge of Redchurch's experimental wild ale brewery - Urban Farmhouse.
Urban Farmhouse is now creating some of the best sour beers in the UK and we are honoured that James will be attending Brew Con London, along with fellow brewer Jack Dobbie, to give us a talk on mixed fermentation, wild ales and brewing... with your feet!
For Home Brew Week James & Jack will both be on hand at on Thursday 9th November at the Redchurch Taproom, in Bethnal Green, to taste any sours home brewers wish to bring in for them to try.
Come join us at Clapton Craft for a free tasting of the Beer Boars / 40ft Brewery collaboration. This lovely, fresh Kolsch style beer was brewed by the club after a brainstorming session with the staff at Clapton Craft.
Dalston Beer day is an all day beer festival to celebrate fantastic beer and the great brewing community in London and beyond. If you are in London for the weekend to enjoy Club Night & Brew Con London then why not join us here to get started! There will be a great line up of local & renowned breweries pouring super fresh beer.
There is no Brew Con without a Club Night. Everyone knows that! It's the first thing they teach you at Brew Club. You gonna have to be able to bring your A game and party hard with the big boys & girls on this Saturday night special once in a lifetime (until next year) event. Many will question the wiseness of hosting Club Night the night before Brew Con London - at those people I scoff! We brew and we beer all day, every day!