In two weeks time we’re heading to the London Craft Beer Festival in Tobacco Docks to see what all the fuss is about.
It’s a pretty cool concept, a day session (there are two per day – one afternoon & one evening) gets you a glass, a programme, and as many tasters of beer from over eighty craft breweries as you can handle, for £46.50, so about the price of seven or eight pints. Or, if you have no concern for your personal well-being, you can grab all three days in one ticket for £150.
There are eighty-five breweries confirmed for the weekend as of right now, from household craft brewers like Brewdog and North Brewing Co to tiny microbreweries like 40 Ft, who get their name from brewing out of a shipping container in Hackney. Two favourites of mine are Sierra Nevada, which I became borderline addicted to in Florida, and The Kernel, which sells for over £7 a pint round the corner from my place in Westbourne Park, meaning it’s usually well out of my pay-bracket. The full list of brewers can be found here.
There are also a bunch of food stalls to tuck into, and some mysterious immersion sessions to explore in the vaults of Tobacco Docks with some larger international breweries. Last but not least, there are DJs to keep provide a backdrop for the event (which we knew you’d be interested in). The entertainment schedule is as follows:
Friday Night – Greg Wilson / Hercules And Love Affair
Saturday Day – Huey Morgan / Hip Hop Karaoke
Saturday Night- Everything Everything / Two Door Cinema Club
Sunday – The Heatwave / Trojan Sound System / Toddla T
Naturally you’ll find us going wherever our lord and saviour Toddla T does go, so we’ll be there for the Sunday Social.
For more information or to get yourselves some tickets, check out their main site here.