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Summer
Brew Fest20th-22nd June 2014

Brewers

Summer Brew Fest will bring you awesome beers from up to 12 of the UK’s finest start-up & smaller breweries to tickle your taste buds and get the good times going!

With over 30 beers on tap from casks & kegs covering a massive range of styles and strengths, plus a few extra bottles here and there, Summer Brew Fest will have something to please all tastes.

Brewers

Beer + Summer = Good Times! Simple maths..

Food

We’ve taken our pick from London’s burgeoning street food community to find you the tastiest eats to pair with your brews.

You’ll find gourmet Hot Dogs, Canaballs & serious burgers at Summer Brew Fest, entailing a hot food dish for all tastes!

Looking to leave more room for beer? Summer Brew Fest will have a range of light bites on offer: from deliciously meaty pork pies to satisfyingly vegetarian Karkli, our snack offerings will keep you topped up till the end of the night.

Food

They say eating’s cheating, not when the food’s this good!

Revelry

Beer Geek? A live brew from the homebrew course guys at London Fields brewery forms the centrepiece of the day sessions, along with interesting talks from our lovely brewers covering many aspects of the brewing industry, including introductions to the newest breweries, talks on raw materials and recipes and words of wisdom from those who’ve successfully taken their love of beer to professional level.

Drinking and dancing more your thing? Summer Brew Fest’s evening sessions will be set against a backdrop of energetic folk music, with fiddles and jigs being the order of the night! Creating for you a lighthearted festival atmosphere as a perfect compliment to all the lovely beers.

Revelry

Whether you’re a beer geek or party drinker, Summer Brew Fest has a session for you

“Give my people plenty of beer, good beer and cheap beer, and you will have no revolution” –Queen Victoria

Summer Brew FestBrewers

Summer Brew Fest is a celebration of London’s microbrewing scene; bringing you awesome beers from 13 of the London’s finest start-up & smaller breweries to tickle your taste buds and get the good times going! (OK, so Thistly are from Scotland, but their cider is outrageously good!)

With over 30 beers on tap from casks & kegs covering a massive range of styles and strengths, plus a few extra bottles here and there, Summer Brew Fest will have something to please all tastes.

For a list of the beers currently confirmed to be at the festival please click here to visit the excellent findyourale.com website!

Bear Hug, SE15

Having launched at Craft Beer Rising this year Bear Hug Brewing’s mission is to make beer for everyone, and save the rainforest one square foot at a time.

Bear Hug hope to be a stepping stone and an introduction to the category for many but to also be experimental – create beers that are individual, unusual and innovational but always with the finest of ingredients and quality at the heart of everything that they do. Also, for each beer sold Bear Hug purchase one green square that will help to preserve one sqft of the rainforest for one year.

Brick Brewery, SE15

Brick Brewery started brewing in 2013 in an arch at Peckham Rye Station, SE London.

As a microbrewery, Brick creates small batches of varying beer styles available in cask, keg and bottle. Brick takes its influence from both the British brewing scene and the hop forward approach of North America to create ales and lagers with unique character

By The Horns, SW17

By The Horns Brewing Co. began its humble start to brewing with two friends brewing beers they loved on a homebrew kit in their garage. Before too long they realised they wanted to brew these beers every day of the week, and share their passion of brewing and drinking good beer with the rest of London.

By The Horns brew in small batches, with more care and attention than your mums Sunday roast! Using the best malted barley and tastiest hops, brewed by the most passionate brewers you’d ever want to meet. They use traditional brewing methods with open top fermenters, meaning that their beers are fully cared for from the moment their malt hits the mash tun, to their fresh beer hitting your glass.

Crate Brewery, E9

CRATE is Hackney Wick’s first craft brewery and pizzeria, situated canal-side in a former print factory.

Built, owned and operated by locals, their converted industrial interior is one of a kind and has been crafted with reclaimed materials from around the Wick. Since launching in late July 2012, their unique look and delicious offerings have already seen them receive national and international acclaim.

Five Points, E8

Based in the heart of Hackney, East London, Five Points brew beer that is unfiltered, unpasteurized and full of flavour – the sort of beer they enjoy drinking and they hope you enjoy drinking too! The Five Points Brewing Company brewed their first batch of Five Points Pale Ale in March 2013.

A small, independent brewery, Five Points brews and packages all their beer themselves on site in East London.  Their flagship Five Points Pale is one of a core range of three beers: Five Points Pale, Hook Island Red and Railway Porter.

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Hackney Brewery, E2

Established by experienced home brewers Jon Swain and Peter Hills in July 2011, Hackney Brewery provides top-quality beer to the thirsty drinkers of London.

With 15 years of experience working in pubs between them, Jon and Peter set about creating a range of cask and bottled beers to satisfy a variety of tastes. Last year they added a New Zealand Pale Ale to their original core of Golden Ale, Best Bitter and American Pale Ale. These beers are available year-round. A new ‘Craft Series’ of beers, usually stronger and more highly-hopped, complements their core range giving them the flexibility to stay innovative and fresh.

Hammerton, N1

Based in Islington, Hammerton Brewery brew small batch beers aiming to bring great tasting beer back to the borough and to re-establish the Hammerton Brewery name in London. The original Hammerton brewery was set up in London in 1868 by Charles Hammerton. Sadly it ceased to brew in the late 1950’s and was later demolished. In 2014, a member of the Hammerton family decided to resurrect the family name in brewing.

Today’s Hammerton Brewery’s beers are based both on modern and traditional brewing techniques. Lovers of all things beer, their brewing is influenced not just by English beers but also great beers from across the globe.

Hop Stuff, SE18

Founded in 2013 on the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, Hop Stuff is London’s only Equity crowdfunded Brewery. Hop Stuff was founded with one simple aim; to brew fantastic Craft Beer that everyone can enjoy. Fat, thin, punk, hipster, old or young (over 18 of course!), Hop Stuff believe that craft beer ought to be for all to enjoy!

Founder and Brewer James Yeomans is an Ex-city boy, having spent the early years of his London life slaving away in the depths of London’s financial centre until he saw the light. With a pipe dream, a business plan and a Crowdcube page, 72 beer and business loving investors backed the Brewery to turn the dream into a reality.

Late Knights, SE20

Founded at the start of 2013 in Penge, South East London, Late Knights pride themselves on producing hand crafted beer built on hand crafted equipment by their ‘little beavers’ Martyn, Mik, Steve and Sam, transforming a derelict victorian slaughterhouse by fixing it up ‘good and proper’.

Capable of producing 100 casks a week, Late Knights have a core range of six beers, as well as releasing a wide range of seasonal, experimental and collaborative beers throughout the year.

London Glider, IG8

Rhyming slang for cider, London Glider take apples from the gardens of suburbia and turn it into award-winning cider and perry. Many London gardens have apple trees but most of the fruit is wasted. In 2010 they decided to do something about this waste of a fantastic natural resource. Even the dry pulp left after each pressing is given to local farms to feed the sheep.

London Glider is made from dessert apples of all varieties, cookers and crab apples. It is a clear, golden colour. We blend it in two ways – dry and medium dry, with very little tannin present this results in a clean, fresh taste with a long, fruity finish.

Rocky Head, SW18

Rocky Head is a small 5BBL artisanal brewery set up by a group of friends inspired by the American Craft Brewing scene. The brewery is probably the most ramshackle in the UK, equipment sourced and modified mainly from the offshoots from Carlsberg Tetley. It seems to work though! We craft small batches of intensely flavoured pale ale by hand, loaded with American and NZ hops.

A group of friends who love tasty beer, Rocky Head aims to have fun making the kind of beer they want to drink and hopefully find like minded people who want to buy it and drink it.

Thistly Cross, Scottish Lowlands

Established as a collaboration between farmer, Ian Rennie, and artist-turned-cidermaker, Peter Stuart, in 2008, Thistly Cross has gained a reputation for making ciders that people rave about. Thistly Cross take care over each step of the cider-making process; from pressing the apples and fermenting with the finest blend of Champagne yeasts, to maturing the cider for at least 6 months to achieve that rounded, smooth Thistly Cross taste.

Thistly hold themselves to the highest standards at every step of the process and compromise nothing for the taste that makes their ciders so deliciously unique. Their care and passion shines through in their products, which we are sure will be a favourite during the festival.

We are also pleased to confirm our friends and neighbours at London Fields will be attending, not only to provide their excellent beer but also to run a live brew during our daytime Beer Geek sessions! Who wouldn’t raise a glass to that?

London Fields

One of the more established breweries at Summer Brew Fest, London Fields brewery was inspired by a drought of craft beer in Hackney, one of the most culturally vibrant areas in London. In August 2011, the founders thought it was about time Hackney had its very own brewery to provide home grown, handcrafted beers alongside the ever increasing amount of craft products being produced there.

So London Fields Brewery was born, one of the first to be based in the centre of Hackney, under the railway arches next to the oasis of greenery within the smoke that is London Fields itself. Now a part of a growing number of fine breweries in Hackney and London, they are proud to help spread the word of craft beer around the country and put Hackney on the map as a destination for great beer.

“Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.” – Dave Barry

Summer Brew Festfood

Gourmet Hot Dogs, Canaballs & serious burgers, Summer Brew Fest has a hot food dish for all tastes!

Oh My Dog!

You might have had a hot dog before, but when was the last time you screamed Oh My Dog!!!?

At Oh My Dog! we’ve made it our mission to make you forget everything you once knew about hot dogs and to introduce you to a whole new world of truly gourmet hot dog goodness!

Built using hand-crafted, premium Franks, imported from Germany, the motherland of sausage, smothered in ridiculous Toppings: Jack Daniels Steak Chilli, North Carolina Pulled Pork, Hand-made Tomato & Chilli Jam + more all served in a fresh artisan bun!

Oh My Dog, More than just a hot dog….

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Canababes & Co

Canababes & Co…two girls hell bent on cooking up food glorious food, born out of a mutual love of food & fun.

We will be showcasing an array of our delicious CANABALLS; homemade juicy balls of joy, crafted with 100% delicious, colourful and fresh ingredients. Served with a crunchy slaw and heaped on soft flatbreads to mop up the sexiest of sauces…
Each ball is lovingly hand rolled by babes for babes!

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Late Knights Burgers

Not content with just bringing you excellent beers, the team at Late Knights will also be cooking up their excellent burgers for your gastronomic pleasure!

More details to follow.

Looking to leave more room for beer? Summer Brew Fest will have a range of light bites on offer: from the deliciously meaty to the satisfyingly vegetarian, our snack offerings will keep you topped up till the end of the night.

Richard Barrick’s Pork Pies

Raised pies with traditional hot water crust from London’s Yorkshire piemaker. Mr Barrick is a northern pieman who, finding himself in London, created a range of pork pies “if nowt else for my own sense of well-being.”

Hand made with passion and pride, Richard Barrick’s pork pies are now a regular feature of many of London’s best pubs, and after one bite you’ll be able to see why!

Enjoy the classic accompaniment to the diverse flavours of Summer Brew Fest – Mr Barrick’s Pies. Raised, jellied pies in crisp hot water pastry (the old fashioned one) and satisfying savoury meat. Beer’s best friend.

Karkli

It’s crunchy
It’s spicy
It’s crispy
It’s like no other
It’s KARKLI!!!!

Come try our traditional Indian snack that you can chomp on while enjoying the great beers here. It’s made out of lentils and gently spiced so that it accompanies instead of overpowering your beer.

There’s free samples for all the smiley people!!!
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“If God had intended us to drink beer, He would have given us stomachs.”
― David Daye

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Beer Geek

We are still in the process of organising talks for our Beer Geek Day Sessions.

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Beer Geek Day Sessions

A live brew from the homebrew course guys at London Fields brewery forms the centrepiece of the day sessions, along with interesting talks from our lovely brewers covering many aspects of the brewing industry, including introductions to the newest breweries, talks on raw materials and recipes and words of wisdom from those who’ve successfully taken their love of beer to professional level.

Beer Lover

Yan Yates & the Two Dollar Hookers are a band of good-time jongleurs arrived fresh with the harvest to bring you a blend of foot-stomping folk, country and roots music unique on the London acoustic circuit. Their down-home blend of washboard, banjo, cello, guitar and Cajon, along with melodies that burn themselves into your soul, will make you long for endless summer nights, and will keep you up dancing till dawn.

Famously described as ‘an exercise in hilarity and misfortune’ by a publican, Roundhouse Kick purvey the venerable bluegrass music of America refracted through a Camden prism. Natural practitioners of verbal horseshite, they play their instruments with flair, grace and no small weight of enthusiasm. Though their combined age runs in to centuries and their repertoire delves into centuries past, an acoustic rendition of the Benny Hill theme remains the jewel of their setlist. ‘Strangely enticing’, said the Camden New Journal.

Beer Lover Evening Sessions

Drinking and dancing more your thing? Summer Brew Fest’s evening sessions will be set against a backdrop of energetic folk music, with fiddles and jigs being the order of the night! Creating for you a lighthearted festival atmosphere as a perfect compliment to all the lovely beers.

The Bands

Roundhouse Kick

Famously described as ‘an exercise in hilarity and misfortune’ by a publican, Roundhouse Kick purvey the venerable bluegrass music of America refracted through a Camden prism. Natural practitioners of verbal horseshite, they play their instruments with flair, grace and no small weight of enthusiasm. Though their combined age runs in to centuries and their repertoire delves into centuries past, an acoustic rendition of the Benny Hill theme remains the jewel of their setlist. ‘Strangely enticing’, said the Camden New Journal.

Yan Yates & the Two Dollar Hookers

Yan Yates & the Two Dollar Hookers are a band of good-time jongleurs arrived fresh with the harvest to bring you a blend of foot-stomping folk, country and roots music unique on the London acoustic circuit. Their down-home blend of washboard, banjo, cello, guitar and Cajon, along with melodies that burn themselves into your soul, will make you long for endless summer nights, and will keep you up dancing till dawn.

“You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline – it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.” – Frank Zappa

Summer Brew FestLocation Space Studios, London Fields

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Located in the heart of Hackney, Space Studio’s courtyard combines an open-air experience with plenty of shade, enabling a perfect balance between enjoying the summer weather and keeping the beers cool! We also will have use of the adjacent car park for our food court and seating area.

Public Transport:
London Fields National Rail: 5min walk
Bethnal Green Underground: 15min walk
Hackney Central Overground: 15min walk
Buses: D6, 26, 48, 55, 106, 236, 277, 254, 388

“There is an ancient Celtic axiom that says ‘Good people drink good beer.’ Which is true, then as now. Just look around you in any public barroom and you will quickly see: Bad people drink bad beer. Think about it. “ — Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Summer Brew FestTickets Like what you see? Get your tickets in!

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Friday 20th

Trade Session*: 1pm – 5pm

Beer Lovers: 6pm – 11pm

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Saturday 21st

Beer Geeks: 12pm – 5pm

Beer Lovers: 6pm – 11pm

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Sunday 22nd

Beer Geeks: 12pm – 5pm

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Full tickets to each session cost just £30, within that price you get entry, souvenir 1/3pint tasting glass, program, entertainment and 15 beer tokens:

Enough to sample one from each brewery, plus a couple extra for good measure, that’s 5 pints of great beer!

Prefer a cheeky half? £15 tickets including 7x 1/3rd beer tokens and souvenir glass available!

You can use your tokens on whichever beers you like, so you can choose to sample from each stall or get more deeply involved with your favourite breweries! Tasters are encouraged and more tokens will be available to purchase during the event via cash or card if you power through.

Please take care of your festival glass as you will use it throughout the session (no plastics!). Should an accident occur and your glass is broken spares will be available for purchase during the event.

Food is not included with tickets, please be sure to bring a bit of cash with you for our awesome food stalls. There is no cash machine on site, the nearest (free!) cash machine is located across the road at the Texaco Station.

*Please get in touch with us via email for trade ticket enquiries.

T’s & C’s
No admittance for under 18′s, including infants.
No re-entry.
Management reserves the right to deny entry and remove persons from the event who may cause detriment to the enjoyment of other guests.
Whilst what is included within the ticket will not change before the event, how many and exactly which breweries, food stalls, talks and bands are on offer may be altered.

“Beer he drank – seven goblets. His spirit was loosened. He became hilarious. His heart was glad and his face shown.” – from the Epic of Gilgamesh, 3000 B.C.

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Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer. – Arnold Schwarzenegger