As the East London brewing scene expands to dizzy new heights, last Saturday saw an open day at Brüpond, Lea Bridge.
This year’s Pigs Ear beer & cider festival has two boxes of the London Glider Cider, the first cider made within the M25 in a long time – possibly ever! I’m told that it’s some of the last to be available from this year’s vintage – ELAC have got their hands on a box of dry and medium dry. Available while stocks last.
So we are now just a week away from East London and City CAMRA’s Hackney beer festival – I’ll be working behind the bar for them for a few evenings. There’s more information from them on this year’s festival below - I hope to see you there!
I took a different train route back to London this weekend, which resulted in a 2 hour dwell in Halifax. Having placed my bets on doing a bit of shopping/browsing, I was a little disappointed to find most of the shops closed. Turning to the Good Beer Guide for advice I chose the warmth of The Three Pigeons to while away an hour after some Yorkshire fish & chips.
Blimey! It has been a little while since I have written, indeed this entry is rather delayed itself as I left my prized moleskine notebook 200 miles away. Now the poncy stationary is back in my possession, this from August…
Brouwerij De Molen (The Mill Brewery, Bodegraven)
Craft beer lovers will probably be well acquainted with the name De Molen, a brewery situated in Bodegraven around 1 hour south of Amsterdam by train.
This week sees the return of the Leyton Orient supporters association’s Piglet beer festival, a 30 beer and 4 cider/perry affair. As they have helpfully sent me their beer menu in advance, it can be found here. The festival opens at 5pm on Thursday 8th November.