Some diary dates for you:
From FRIDAY 13th to SUNDAY 15th MAY, there is a beer festival at the Prince of Wales Townhouse, 73 Dalling Road, W6 0JD, just round the back of Ravenscourt Park tube station. They promise 35 cask beers, 50 keg beers, 15 ciders, and a BBQ and hog roast on the Friday and Saturday. There is a discount on ale for card-carrying CAMRA members.
On TUESDAY 17th MAY 7.00pm for 7.30pm, we are having our branch meeting at the kind invitation of Portobello Brewery, Unit 6, Mitre Bridge Ind. Estate, W10 6AU. The brewery is up Mitre Way (off Scrubs Lane) on the north-west side of Little Wormwood Scrubs recreation ground. We will be joined by North London branch members.
On THURSDAY 9th JUNE at 1.30pm: Visit to Sambrook’s Brewery Tap and Museum. (Open to CAMRA members & non-members). We are off to Wandsworth not only for a visit to Sambrook's Tap Room but also the museum, which covers 500 years of brewing on the site. This is likely to be a great event as we will be on a tour guided by the wonderfully eloquent and entertaining, John Hatch, winner of CAMRA London's John Young Memorial Award (see article in October/November 2020 edition of London Drinker Magazine. https://www.london.camra.org.uk/viewnode.php?id=27767#gal2021
The ticket includes a tutored tasting at the start and a pint of cask in the Tap Room afterwards.
Book via: Brewery Tap & Museum Visit, https://tckty.camra.org.uk/e/64/leisure-social-visit-to-sambrooks-brewe
On WEDNESDAY 22nd JUNE 7.30pm for 8.00 pm we are holding our branch Annual General Meeting at the Carpenter’s Arms (upstairs), 12 Seymour Place, Marylebone W1H 7NE. There is a discount on ale for card-carrying CAMRA members.
On TUESDAY 5th JULY at 7.30pm: Beer & Snacks Tutored Tasting
Often when you visit a pub, you eat snacks but have you ever thought about which beer goes best with which snack? This is your chance to find out more - and there are many more snacks than crisps! This fun session will team 5 beers with 5 different snacks - all talked through by Beer Tutor, British Guild of Beer Writers member and Master Trainer, Christine Cryne.
The tasting is at the Snooty Fox, which has won CAMRA's North London Pub of the Year twice. 75 Grosvenor Avenue, Canonbury, London N5 2NN. The event starts at 7.30pm and will last about 90 minutes. Book via: