The London Brewers Alliance
SE1 9AD London
Friday 17th September
Trade Session: 16:30 – 18:30
Public Event: 18:30 – 22:30
Welcome to the first London Brewers' Alliance Showcase, at the Brew Wharf, SE1. The event will take the form of an intimate beer festival dedicated to celebrating the resurgent vitality of London brewing culture. This evening is about the great beer that London produces, and about the brewers who make this beer.
The London Brewers' Alliance is the community of brewers from all of the 15 breweries in London and this showcase is about us presenting ourselves as a collective, as London Brewers, and presenting our beer as London Beer.
The focus of the event is our London Porter, our first collaborative beer, made as a celebration of brewing in London. We brewed this together at Redemption Brewery on 24th August, 2010, to bring something unique to this showcase. Brewing a porter was the obvious choice, as huge swathes of the history of brewing in London have been tied in with the production of this style of beer. This recipe was excavated from the archives and then filtered through our collective mind, and then painstakingly put together on brewday. It will be officially launched at this event.
Our London Porter collaboration will have its own stand at the event, as will each individual brewery. There will be a range of beers to try from each different brewery, and the brewers will be present at the stands to talk about their beers. We will have the opportunity to try beer from all of the London brewers in one place, to appreciate the wide array of beers brewed in London. Beers that stem from the tradition and legacy of the London brewing heritage that resides with Fullers or the Ram Brewery will stand beside pilsners brewed and matured at Zerodegrees or Meantime, to amazing homebrew from the London Amateur Brewers. Pale Ales and IPA's will be present alongside Porters and Stouts, Bitters and Wheat Beers. Old recipes and new styles. All excellent beers; all crafted in London.
Both the London Brewers Alliance and this showcase were conceived in 2010 by Phil Lowry, whose aim was to raise awareness of London’s thriving brewing industry. He says, “Over the last century many large breweries left the city and some closed down entirely. Now, in just the last decade, new brewers have started to emerge, crafting exceptional ales, stouts and lagers and using traditional London porter recipes. We created The London Brewers Alliance so we could help get the word out there together. Large and small we are a group of innovative and talented breweries, with a strong group of passionate brewers, who truly believe that London has world class beer. We hope that this showcase will allow the world to get excited about the city’s beers for themselves.”
The evening will happen on Friday, 17th September 2010, in the Upper Hall, Brew Wharf, Stoney St. Southwark, SE1 9AD, London. Trade Session from 16:30 – 18:30, Public event 18:30 – 22:30.
£15 per ticket. Tickets cover 7 tokens each valid for one half pint of beer, and one special token for a half pint of the collaborative London Porter.
The London Brewers Alliance
Camden Town Brewery
Ha'penny Brewing Co.
The Kernel Brewery
London Amateur Brewers
Meantime Brewing Co.
The Ram Brewery
Twickenham Fine Ales
Windsor & Eton Brewery
FURTHER INFO: Owners and brewers will be on-hand at the event for interview. (Great back-stories and anecdotes guaranteed!) To organise a 1-2-1, obtain images or product contact LBA press office:– Kate Watson email@example.com; 07775 946 074