The Mayor of Haringey was among guests gathered recently at the official opening of London’s only Czech-style brewery Bohem that has just been massively expanded. The expansion has increased brewing capacity seven-fold and the Mayor celebrated its ability to now serve more of its Czech-style beers to a wider audience at a packed event held…

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Bohem – Traditional Bohemian lagers, brewed by Czech expats, in London. Bohem Brewery is proud to announce that The Worshipful The Mayor of Haringey will be officially re-launching the brewery on 12 October 2017 at its Tap-room at 120A Myddleton Road, N22 8NQ. It has just successfully completed a major upgrade at the brewery on…

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When he found the price of beer increasingly too expensive and believed the quality to be deteriorating the answer for one North Londoner was to start brewing his own. Although living in the north of the capital Petr Skocek is actually a native of Pilsen in the Czech Republic so he is steeped in beer…

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It seems that hardly a day goes by when I don’t either visit or hear about a bar, pub, bottle shop or even a cafe that has a beer selection that I would have travelled the length of the country to visit five years ago. The reality is that today we are inundated with quality…

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Wimbledon Brewery is fortunate in not only having a committed owner, who has had the necessary resources to create something of substance, but to also have the services of Derek Prentice. As London continues its brewing renaissance through an explosion of new craft breweries setting up shop Prentice is one of the few people who…

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Brewing seemed like a good idea when boredom set in with the office job for Lee Hammerton in 2012 and it looks like he made a decent decision as the beers coming out of his brewery in North London are of a consistently high quality. At the time he reckoned Islington, despite its high number…

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Friday afternoon at Camden Town Brewery in North London looked like the scene of a serious crime. The strawberries picked earlier in the week for the second annual batch of Strawberry Hells Forever were splattered on many surfaces and on numerous people’s clothing. It was also an actual crime scene – certainly for the basic…

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For beer nerds (and let’s face it, I wouldn’t bother writing this if I wasn’t one) the quality of a tap selection is what makes an occasion. However, for most people, and even for us anoraks seeking variety as the quality of the normal line-up in London bars goes ever upwards, buy valium • Anxiety…

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There’s an underlying theme at Beavertown brewery in North London – a keen appetite to mix things up. This includes lots of cross fertilisation of ideas through collaboration with other brewers, hosting massively successful events that bring the beer community together, and more recently a mixing of cultures in its fledgling barrel-ageing programme. This thinking…

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Redemption Brewery was one of the early London craft brewers that helped kick-start the renaissance in the capital’s brewing scene, which had lain largely dormant for far too many years. In a sign that it has really grown up the brewery has just moved from it’s old site to a new unit in Tottenham (on…

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