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London Brewers' Market (Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brew By Numbers - 08/03 Stout: Chocolate & Orange Exceptional1
Beavertown - Holy CowbellExceptional1
Hackney - Mosaic TNTExcellent1
Rocky Head - Head PorterExcellent1
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Blood Orange Barrel-aged Saison Excellent1
Redemption - White IPAExcellent1
Crate - Imperial Breakfast StoutExcellent1
Redchurch - Broadway Black Pale Excellent1
Rocky Head - Imitera IPAExcellent1
Honest Brew - Straight Up Pale Ale Good1
40FT - Pale AleGood1
Gipsy Hill - SouthpawGood1
London Brewing Co. (Bohemia) - UprightAcceptable1
Gipsy Hill - Six O’clock Swill Acceptable1

Visits Details

28 Nov 2015 (Stephen Harris)
This is about the sixth or seventh edition of this very popular event – now a firm fixture on the London beer scene. Twenty-six of London’s brewers are present today. Just a too-short, lunchtime visit for my group as we are off to watch football in the afternoon. Good choice of beer formats with cask, keg, key-keg, bottle and can.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brew By Numbers - 08/03 Stout: Chocolate & Orange 6.20ExceptionalFrom key-keg. A strong, black, very chocolaty beer with a Seville orange flavour. Exceptionally good.
Rocky Head - Head Porter5.50ExcellentOn keg dispense, probably key-keg. A thick, black, very full-on, hoppy and roasted (Stout) Porter.
40FT - Pale Ale4.10GoodPoured from a can. Despite its name, this beer is in the Kölsch style. Very nice too.
Gipsy Hill - Six O’clock Swill 6.50AcceptableFrom some form of keggery. Golden and very hoppy. But this glass suffering from a slight metallic taint.
London Brewing Co. (Bohemia) - Upright4.00AcceptableKeg beer from London Brewing’s second unit at the Bohemia pub in Finchley. A hoppy Pale Ale.
28 Mar 2015 (Stephen Harris)
A one day, spring incarnation of this event. I had hoped to be there at 11am to beat the crowds, but was waylaid and by the time I got here at noon it was packed. 21 London brewers are exhibiting, selling beer in a variety of formats to a very appreciative crowd.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Beavertown - Holy Cowbell5.60ExceptionalA black, hoppy Stout – in fantastic condition from a can. It’s hard for somebody of my generation to accept that beer can be good from a can, but believe me, it is possible.
Rocky Head - Imitera IPA7.20ExcellentOn key-keg dispense. Golden, fresh, strong and hoppy.
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Blood Orange Barrel-aged Saison 6.00ExcellentOn key-keg dispense. Lovely. Strong and orangey.
Redemption - White IPA5.90ExcellentFrom a cask. Pale gold in colour. Strong and very hoppy, with pine and citrus flavours.
12 Jul 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Last year’s London Brewers Market was a great event, and I had been looking forward to the next one. Noon arrival did not beat the crowds – this is a very popular event – and it was packed from the word go. 21 London breweries had stands, with beer in cask, keg, bottle and can format, and mostly with brewers themselves manning the stands. I list just the beers I drank.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hackney - Mosaic TNT4.50ExcellentThe one cask beer I drank here. Has all the Mosaic hop qualities.
Crate - Imperial Breakfast Stout8.20ExcellentOn keg dispense. A huge, black, creamy, strong stout.
Redchurch - Broadway Black Pale 2.90ExcellentLow-strength, full-flavour, dark, hoppy beer.
Gipsy Hill - Southpaw4.20GoodAn amber-coloured, bottled beer. First impression was that this beer was a bit shocking and raw, but it really grew on me. Full of Simcoe and Cascade hop flavours.
Honest Brew - Straight Up Pale Ale 4.70GoodA bottled beer from this tiny brewery who are currently brewing at Late Knights in Penge. An impressively rounded Pale Ale.

About the London Brewers' Market

The pub sign. London Brewers' Market, Spitalfields, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent7
Good3
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The Beer Festival is found in Spitalfields, Central London, E1 6EW.

A gathering of London Brewers, exhibiting alongside independent music labels at Old Spitalfields Market. Editions have taken place in November 2013 and July 2014.

We have visited this Beer Festival 3 times, seen 14 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: E1 6EW