In a month of festivals, tap-takeovers and most importantly great beers, the best news is that Fridays will never be the same again as The Bottle Shop began opening in the evening. Not only will be this be a brilliant venue to start the weekend, but hopefully it will also reduce some of the…

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My last piece ended with “Finally here’s hoping that the next column in not lamenting the failure of a very promising N17 event to issue tickets”. Unfortunately, although the beer was superb, this was indeed the case. I had suggested to Beavertown that the event should be all ticket. However, they dismissed the idea, as…

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This month was a tale of two festivals, just a fortnight apart, and both dependant on the heavyweight names of the US scene, but completely opposite in the underlying motivation of the organisers and therefore enjoyment. The Rainbow Project was a genuine celebration, hosted at Beavertown and featuring seven American and seven British brewers collaborating…

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  To people from outside London the suggestion that the great metropolis is made up of various villages probably sounds ridiculous. But if you live here you find this is exactly the case – just without the green fields separating the different bits of course. Forget the geography lesson, what about the beer, I hear…

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