Battle of the Beer Shops to take place in August
Nine of London’s top craft beer shops will go head to head next month in a collaborative brewing challenge for London Beer City.
The Battle of the Beer Shops event, which is organised by South London beer retailer Hop Burns & Black, sees nine craft beer retailers pair up with some of London’s favourite breweries to create a range of special collaborative beers.
Each shop will sell their beer in their own outlets during London Beer City and beyond, and the nine brews will go head to head at a public final, to be held at Mother Kelly’s in Bethnal Green on Thursday 10 August from 7pm. A panel of judges will select a winner and the public will also be invited to cast their votes for a People’s Choice award.
The event founder, Jen Ferguson of Hop Burns & Black, said: “London Beer City is a celebration of fantastic beer in London, so we thought we’d give our fellow beer shops the opportunity to brew a fantastic London beer of their own.
“Selling beer in London can be very competitive, but it is also a lot of fun. This competition – which we plan to make an annual event – offers beer shops the chance to indulge in some friendly rivalry, with delicious results.
“We have been delighted at the response. Get ready for some awesomely creative collaborations, which beer lovers will get to taste and judge at the final event at Mother Kelly’s as well as all over London in the capital’s best beer shops,”
Participating shops and breweries include:
Beer Boutique and Brixton Brewery
Caps &Taps and Orbit Beers
Clapton Craft and Affinity Brew
Hop Burns & Black and Brew by Numbers
Kill The Cat and a’tiny brewers trio’ of Earth Ale, Solvay Society and Boxcar Brewery
Microbeers and Twickenham Fine Ales
Mother Kelly’s and Redchurch Brewery
Real Ale and The Park Brewery
We Brought Beer and London Beer Lab
London Beer City runs from 3 to 13 August with a range of events taking place at pubs, bars and breweries across the city. A full programme is available at londonbeercity.com