In line with LAB tradition the August meeting will be held at GBBF on the Wednesday night (8th). For tickets please visit http://gbbf.org.uk/ (£6 Camra members / £8 non member)

We will meet around the bottled beer stand as usual, from 3pm and many of us will be around until closing.

If your new to LAB and turning up for the first time please contact us and we will provide a phone number.

This month Nick Addington will be presenting a talk entitled “Does it really matter? Great brewing controversies”  which is sure to bring up some interesting debates! Once again we will be at the Draft House:

Monday 2nd July, 6pm for 6.30pm start

Downstairs at:

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

We will be returning to the Draft House for our meetings for the remainder of the year, with the exception, that is, of August, when we will visit GBBF. This month we will be judging members’ wheat beers from which we will select our LAB entry to the second round of the Craft Brewing Association Club Only Competition. Geoff Cooper will be leading us through the judging, which will take place under the National Guild of Wine and Beer Judges procedures. Geoff will also be giving us some tuition on how to taste beers.

For details of the meeting see the side bar. Please also note that meeting dates for the rest of the year can be found in the calendar section

Due to the bank holiday we will be meeting on the 30st of April. We continue to try out new venues and this month will be the basement bar at Mason & Taylor. Our talk will be on RIMS and HERMS systems by Tom and Mick. We also hope to have some microscopes set up for viewing yeast during the breaks.

Mason & Taylor
51-55 Bethnal Green Rd, London, Greater London E1 6LA

The Kernel and London and South East Craft Brewing Competition winner Tom Greasley will be launching their Collaboration brew at the Rake on Monday 19th March. Tom Greasley and fellow London Amateur Brewers will be there to celebrate from 6.30pm onwards sampling the 6% Red IPA so please join us.

http://www.utobeer.co.uk/aboutus_rake.html
http://londonandsoutheast.brewcompetition.com/
http://thekernelbrewery.com/

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

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

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.

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.

This month Paul Spearman takes over as the new chair of the London Amateur brewers and we move venue to the Bull Highgate. Paul will be taking the opportunity to discuss LAB and it’s future direction over the coming months so please bring along your ideas. Get there at 6.00pm for the chance of a tour of the new brewery, London Brewing Co.

http://thebullhighgate.co.uk/