Stoke Newington Beer Fest

Written by: Sophie Taylor

Stoke Newington Beer Fest: 7 Breweries, one bottle shop, one gin distiller and some great food. What could be better at the end of January?

Before I’ve even popped the first Advent calendar choc into my sorry little mouth I’m already thinking about how blue January’s going to be once this glittery cheer has all blown over.

If you’re anywhere near as joy inspiring as I, you’ll be searching for ways to beat the inevitable depression that the first month of the year promises. How about drinking? Or a festival? What about a festival of drinking? Or more specifically, the Stoke Newington Craft Beer Fest!

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I can’t think of a better way to quash those January demons than with an arsenal of the best craft beer in the UK. What’s that? A healthy diet and exercise overhaul? I can’t hear you over the sound of me booking my place with Seven Sisters Brewery. 

Stoke Newington Beer Fest is set to host seven amazing UK breweries as they showcase the best beers that they have to offer. Featuring the only UK breweries specialising in Belgian Styles, Solvay Society; a brewery that has won six awards in as many months, Elusive Brewing; a brewery specializing in exciting, envelope pushing sour beers, Little Earth Project; the producer of London’s best ‘Larger’, 40FT brewery as well as Seven Sisters Brewery, Vandells Brewery and Brewage a Trois who will be bringing a range of interesting beers including a honey and thyme saison. The breweries will also be joined by Mother Kelly’s who will be bringing an excellent array of bottles to take away as well as the distiller of the “best gin in London” (Time Out, Oct 2016) Jensen’s who will be bringing their delicious warm winter Punch.

Discerning beer drinkers of North London this is your chance to discover the new up and coming breweries that are serious about yeast and about to make it big. You’ll be treated to exclusive tastings of extra special beers made just for the festival. “The range of beers that will be on offer is really astounding. Some of these beers will never be brewed again, so make sure you seize this opportunity!” says Tristan Bradley, co-founder of Seven Sisters Brewery, who will be brewing a special EU-hop version of their India Pale Ale for the festival.

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*News Just In!* The last but by no means least, eighth brewery confirmed for the festival is the inimitable Howling Hops Brewery. They will be lending their ever changing range of bold, characterful, uncompromised and generously hopped beers with bags of flavour from the heart of Hackney Wick to Stoke Newington for you to try.

Seven Sisters Brewery is a growing brewery currently based in Bermondsey who produce a range of delicious and innovative beers for the London craft beer market. After a few years home-brewing they started selling their beer commercially in January 2016. They are available in select bottle shops and restaurants. Find out more here

The festival is hosted by the historic Abney Hall, Church Street, Stoke Newington on 28th January 2017 12pm-11pm. There are two ticket options: Afternoon – 12pm to 530pm – £20 or Evening – 6pm to 11pm – £25

Both ticket options get you entry, a branded festival glass and a 1/3 pint from each of the breweries. Tickets are available right here.

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Ticket price includes entry, a festival glass and a 1/3 pint from each of the seven breweries.

Breweries announced so far:

Little Earth Project

Brewage a Trois

Solvay Society


Elusive Brewing

Vandells Brewery

Seven Sisters Brewery

Howling hops Brewery


Mother Kelly’s Bottle Shop

Why not raise your hopes and enter their ticket competition for a free pair of tickets? Names will be announced on the 14th so get submitting quickly via their Twitter

Photos courtesy of Seven Sisters Brewery.

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