Happy International Beer Day! The great thing about International Beer Day is that you almost certainly had no idea it was coming, so you’ve just done the beer equivalent of waking up on Christmas Day. So consider this your Beermas stocking, and here are your gifts: fun beer filled things to do…
London Bridge (0.2 miles)
What: The ROASTest with the Mostest
Why: Roast not only totally nails the Sunday roast, the London Bridge restaurant now does so with beer! For a limited time only, they’ll be pairing beers with a special six course menu devised by Head Chef Stuart Cauldwell. Each dish is developed to complement a specific local beer to match the flavours and textures on the plate.
Where: The Floral Hall, Stoney St, London SE1 1TL
The Old Blue Last
What: Free Old Blue Last Beer, Nuff Said
Why: Free pints of Old Blue Last beer. That’s beer, for free. What are you waiting for? Why are you still reading this and not heading down to Great Eastern Street and the Old Blue Last? The Shoreditch pub, as well as the Sebright Arms in Hackney, are giving away free drinks between 6pm-8pm tonight.
Where: 38 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3ES
Website: Download the voucher here...
Camden Town Brewery Strawberry Hells
What: Heavenly Hells
Why: Have you tried strawberry beer? Of course you haven’t, nobody has, until now. Camden Town Brewery have a new tipple and it’s perfect for the summer. Launched in time for International Beer Day, ‘Strawberry Hells Forever’ is a beer that combines freshly picked strawberries with Camden’s famous Hells lager. The summer beer comes in a specially designed 330ml can, illustrated by Alice Bowser and, seemingly at odds with the name, the drink is ‘Here for a good time, not a long time’, so get it while you can.
Where: Available from Sainsburys
What: Get Festive
Why: On International Beer Day surely there’s only one way to celebrate, the London Craft Beer Festival? The festival returns with their biggest celebration yet, with over 65 breweries from around the world taking part all at the festival’s new home in Wapping’s Tobacco Dock. Taking place over three days, look forward to a combination of fantastic beers, big hitters from the London restaurant scene and a stellar line-up of DJs.
Friday 3rd – 5th August
Where: Wapping Lane, St Katharine's and Wapping, E1W 2SF
Why: 2018 must be the year of the vegan, and of course International Beer Day is no exception. Head to FEST Camden, which has teamed up with Camden Town Brewery tonight for a celebration of vegan drinking, as well as offering a range of vegan street food, music and (not necessarily vegan) comedy with their Vegan Beer Festival.
Where: Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, NW1 8AH