Posts tagged ‘Beer’

Nord pas-de-Calais, brewing region of France

Here are the beers from the tasting at the October meeting – a selection of microbrews from northern France that although with definite influences from across the Belgian border, have a unique character of their own. Who said the French don’t make good beer?

From left to right:

Brasserie Au Baron – Saison Saint Médard
Amber Bière de Garde, 7% ABV

Brasserie d’Annoeullin – Lepers 8
Biere Blonde

Brasserie du Caou – Kaou’ët Brune
Biere Brune, 7% ABV

Brasserie du Caou – Kaou’ët Triple
Belgian Triple, 8.5% ABV

And a bottle of sweet farmhouse cider, just for good measure.

Another sexy beer meets design thing

Loving this beer styles infographic from POP CHART LAB in Brooklyn…

Even better, you can buy it here.

Next Meeting: Monday 6th September

After last month’s visit to GBBF (anyone got any photos btw?) we’re back to the regular format – first Monday of the month, upstairs at the Wenlock Arms. Details in the sidebar ->

If you’re interested in getting into brewing your own beer or are an experienced home brewer fine-tuning your craft feel free to come along on the night – new members always welcome.


Need I say more...?

LAB run the first ever BJCP competition in Europe

At our last meeting, LAB hosted the first ever BJCP-sanctioned competition in Europe, in preparation for the first European BJCP qualification exam which will be adjudicated by LAB’s Ant Hayes in Jan 2011.

More details at

Another great online guide to London pubs

In addition to LAB’s “best of” pubs in London googlemap (link also at the top of the page), LAB member Stig has produced her own map of 200 of London’s real ale pubs, each with a mini review.

Its awesome, find it here.