London Beer City is go!
What are you going to? The London Beer City schedule is now online, featuring more than 80 events at pubs, breweries, restaurants and more all around the city between 3-13 August.
This year's schedule takes in numerous tap takeovers - from New York's Other Half to local heroes The Kernel at Brewdog Shepherd's Bush, embassies (both international - New Zealand, for example - and national), food events (don't miss Brew By Numbers at Hawksmoor), talks (such as Adrian Tierney-Jones musing on The Moods of London Craft Beer at the Mermaid in East London) anfd tastings.
There's plenty of quirkier stuff, too. Some of London's best bottle shops have linked up with breweries to make special one-off ales. Which is best? You'll decide. Crate in Hackney Wick is hosting an event devoted to fermentation. Beer and chocolate are being matched at the Bohemia.
Then there's the London Craft Beer Festival, the 40th year of GBBF and London Beer City's closing party at the Five Points Brewing Company's warehouse yard in Mare Street, Hackney. The latter will have beer from 16 London breweries plus great food, music and more.
It all adds up to a truly unmissable week of beer.