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April Meeting – Monday 2nd

The next LAB meeting will be on the 2nd of April. Both the content of the meeting and the venue have yet to be confirmed so please check back for details.

Update: we will be at the drafthouse.

Draft House Tower Bridge
206-208 Tower Bridge Road
London SE1 2UP


March Meeting – Monday 5th

We will be judging entries for the CBA Club Only Competitions 2012 and trying out a new venue, the Draft House Tower Bridge 6.30pm onwards.

Draft House Tower Bridge
206-208 Tower Bridge Road
London SE1 2UP

CBA Club Competition‏

On the 5th of March we will be selecting our entry for the CBA Club Only Competitions 2012 Bitter (BJCP Category 8) . We will select one beer to be put forward and judged on the 18th of March by the Bristol Brewing Circle. Please contact Paul Spearman if you are interested in participating.

February Meeting – Monday 6th

This month Giancarlo Maccini will be discussing Italian Craft beers including tasting off:

(i) Fume du Sanlier – Smoked Ale,
(ii) Noel du Sanglier – Belgian Strong Ale,
(iii) Jadis – Double Blanche,
(iv) Zona Cesarini – Pacific IPA.


Need I say more...?

Halloween round-up

Next meet
The next meeting of London Amateur Brewers will take place on Monday 2nd November at 6.30pm, upstairs at The Wenlock Arms (6 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7TA).

We’ll be electing the next chairperson (exciting!) and the talk will be on practical aspects of fermentation by Ant Hayes.

Upcoming Beer Festivals
Festival season once again returns to London-town with the Wandsworth Halloween Beer festival running from the 28th to 30th October:

Running from today until sometime late November is the Wetherspoons beer festival with 50 ales on offer throughout the time. Make the experience as pleasant as possible by visiting one of their better outlets in the capital – namely the Crosse Keys in the city or the one on the old docks at Canary Wharf.

Finally, one of the highlights of the year is the ‘Pigs Ear’ festival in Hackney, running from the 1st – 5th December at Ocean, 270 Mare Street, Hackney E8 1HE. Great venue, room to breathe and a great selection of beer. Visit the currently slightly chaotic website here:

Next meeting Tuesday 5 May

LAB’s May meeting will feature a talk from member Tony C on hops and their use, followed by Q&A and general discussion, as well as the tasting and evaluation of members’ beers.

All new members welcome, just turn up on the night.