Good news from One Mile End - they’ve announced this week that they’ll be open for the next four Saturday’s (12.00 - 20.00) in a row. Even better news is that they’re launching ‘Juicy 4 P.M’ this Saturday, which is an on-trend New England style Pale Ale. If like us, hazy juice bombs are your thing, then be sure to head over to their Tottenham home to try this brand new brew. News to follow next week about their summer party on the 24th June.
Also in Tottenham on Saturday, you can try the latest from the ‘Beavertown Says’ production line - their 3.5% Rhubarb Gose , Goslar Dreamin. There’s also another chance to sample their DIPA collab with Lervig, along with the re-jigged ABV Peacherman and all the usual favourites. Full tap list here. Street food is provided by Singapore inspired Teochew Kitchen.
Wildcard are once again excelling themselves on the live music front, with gigs on Friday and Saturday night, as well as Sunday afternoon. Here’s a link to the line-up. They also have a very exciting street food offering from Walthamstow Pop Up Denim & Dine. It looks like they’ve stripped back their usual tasting menu approach and are going full on BBQ. Here’s their tweet outlining the food offering.
An actual stones throw away in Walthamstow, Pillars announced this week that they’ll be opening on Sundays (12.00 - 18.00) for summer. This kicks off next weekend and runs through until the 13th August.
Also now open on Sundays (12.00 - 17.00) are Forest Road Brewery in London Fields. They’ve had an overhaul of the back bar to squeeze in a few extra taps, where you'll be able to try their ‘Work’ and ‘Pitch’, alongside rotating guest beers. This weekend they’ll have Siren’s ‘Thresher’ and Villages ‘Rodeo’ on tap, along with legendary Belgian beer Hommelbier. Forest Road taproom is literally the only place in the UK that you can get this beer on draught. It’d be wise to pay them a visit.
Elsewhere in East London, we spoke to new boys Nirvana earlier in the week about their taproom plans in Leyton. They’ll be open every Saturday (13.00 - 17.00) commencing on the 1st July. Nirvana’s focus is on non-alcoholic and low ABV beers, so given that most breweries are going in the complete opposite direction with big DIPA’s, it’s a really intriguing and refreshing proposition. We can’t yet comment on the quality of their beer, but we’re looking forward to a sampling session at the brewery next week - keep an eye on our Insta for news on that front.
It’s summer party time down at Sambrooks on Saturday! Expect live music from John Crampton, street food via Liberty Cheesesteak and the return of Sambrook’s popular golden ale - Liberty Hill. Mini brewery tours and much more will also be available on the day, with tickets just £5 (includes a free pint) available right here.
Herne Hill based brewers Canopy will be showcasing a couple of beers from their limited edition range over the weekend. Everyday Oyster Stout (5%) and their Barrel Aged Milkwood Amber (7.2%) will be on the taps alongside their core range. They’re planning a few parties over the summer too so watch this actual space for more news on that front.
The latest Friday tap takeover at The Bottle Shop looks like another belter, with the focus on three brand new collaborative beers between Weird Beard and Time & Tide. Full details of the beers can be found here.
Exciting times at UBREW too as they host their summer members tap takeover on Saturday. For those of you who are unaware, UBREW is essentially a community brewing space for home-brewers, so this is a great opportunity for their members to showcase their brews. It’s also amazing for us punters who want to try seriously limited edition beers - every keg that they put on will be the only keg of that beer in existence! You can expect to find Gose’s, absurdly hopped IPA’s and a raspberry milkshake pale ale.
There's also ice cream pale ale (vanilla & raspberry) action to be found at Brick Brewery this weekend.
With over 30 taprooms open over the weekend, check out our guides for more breweries and all the opening times.