Awards and citations:

1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Friday, 22 March 2013

London’s Brewing 2013

A press release about a new London beer festival:

'London Brewers Alliance Festival
World-class beers by local breweries

London’s Brewing is a brand new festival from the London Brewers Alliance (LBA) to celebrate London’s thriving and vibrant brewing scene. The festival will bring together over 100 beers from the 40+ breweries that make up the LBA. Held from 3rd-5th May at The Brewhouse, London Fields Brewery events space in the heart of Hackney, London’s Brewing 2013 will showcase the outstanding range and variety of beers produced by members of the LBA - uniting local beer makers with the new generation of beer lovers.

The bank holiday weekend festival will be an exciting mix of the capital’s oldest breweries alongside London’s freshest microbreweries. The LBA aims to put London brewing firmly on the map and this event will treat beer lovers to brews from some of the UK’s most loved breweries including Fullers and Camden Town through to the latest vibrant flavours from the newest producers on the scene including Weird Beard and Moncada. 

With an array of world class brews, from pale and amber ales, stouts and porters to lagers and speciality beers, being produced in the capital, the festival will cater not only for London’s newest wave of discerning young ale enthusiasts but also the occasional pint drinkers looking to experience exciting new tastes and aromas.

As well as offering the opportunity to revel in London’s finest beers, London’s Brewing will have plenty of attractions for the crowds to indulge in. Across the 2 days will be an unstoppable line-up of great music with live music by day and DJ’s into the evening, a handpicked selection of the best local food producers offering delicious, locally sourced food plus a kids area. As if that wasn’t enough, there will also be a full programme of edifying and entertaining talks giving festivalgoers an insight into beer, brewing and food.

Celebrating the dramatically changing face of London’s brewing industry and its enthusiastic new audience, London’s Brewing 2013 will feature its own inaugural awards. Recognising the best brews in the capital for their contribution to the London brewing scene, accolades will be awarded by the London Brewers Alliance from an esteemed panel of beer experts including beer sommelier Melissa Cole and acclaimed beer writers Des De Moor and Roger Protz. The overall winner at London’s Brewing 2013 will be entered into the British Craft Beer Challenge, the ultimate beer test, which will be held across five monthly events from June to October this year.

Ticket Information:
London’s Brewing 2013

3rd-5th May 2013
The Brewhouse
Arch 369-370, Helmsley Place
Hackney, London E8 3SB

Tickets from £5:
·       Tasting ticket – Early bird offer £15. Includes 9 x 1/3rd’s (3 pints), festival glass and programme

·       Food and Beer ticket – Early bird offer £10. Includes a signature dish from the food stalls served with a festival beer and programme
·       Festival entry - £5 in advance. Includes programme
·       Children (under 16) - Free

Buy tickets online at:

Festival opening times:

Friday 3rd May – Trade session
Saturday 4th May – 12-5pm; 6-11pm
Sunday 5th May – 12-5pm; 6-11pm'


Olly Bartlett (@OB_Wine_Kenobi) said...

Great news and everything but why clash with the world class Copenhagen Beer Festival organised by Mikeller and featuring leading London brewers such as The Kernel and Brodies? Its like RAW and RWF all over again (well nearly)

Jim Budd said...

Olly. You would think they would want to avoid such a clash.