Beer about town: London

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Leighton
beers 18082 º places 960 º 13:48 Thu 4/25/2013

Hi team. Just a few updates on London and beer. (Feel free to chime in with your own insights as you see fit.)

Looks like the Lovibonds Sour Grapes is on sale at the Earl of Essex for £15 a bottle. Pretty good deal, really.

Also, tried one of the Kernel barrel aged London Sours tonight. It should go on sale in the coming weeks. Fill your boots when you can.

Finally, apparently Rocky Head had a few new beers out, including an attempt at Belgian sour...

 
Beersiveknown
beers 5000 º places 164 º 14:26 Thu 4/25/2013

I repeat my plee for a sour grapes trade!

 
jackl
beers 6815 º places 675 º 14:28 Thu 4/25/2013

I like the idea of a London beer spotting thread. I think we touched on a lot of great points in a thread a few months back about how rough it is to be a beer fan in London these days. Maybe this will help ease some of the stress. I try to keep an eye out for London beer news and feel like I still miss loads of cool tappings etc.

 
EdKing
beers 2358 º places 174 º 14:39 Thu 4/25/2013

Yep, see my post further down. There was Cantillon Cuvee Saint-Gilloise on keg at the Euston Tap today. I only happened to see it on the tap list at about 5. Hurried over there but alas it was all gone. Would be good to have eyes out there for this kind of stuff.

 
Theydon_Bois
beers 16482 º places 1006 º 14:44 Thu 4/25/2013

I saw Doom Bar cask today in a London pub.

Can’t remember which pub - sorry team !!!

 
Leighton
beers 18082 º places 960 º 16:06 Thu 4/25/2013

Yeah, NYC routinely has the ’beer about town’ thread and I like the idea. If it suits folks, let’s try to keep the thread going until it gets frozen (at which point we start another).

 
harrisoni
beers 16932 º places 32 º 00:10 Fri 4/26/2013
 
EdKing
beers 2358 º places 174 º 03:18 Fri 4/26/2013

I’d like to see more bars do daily online/blog tap lists, like USA and Japan. Euston Tap do it and Holborn Whippet. It would get me in a lot more bars if I could see what was on before I went down.

 
deeblo
places 74 º 03:26 Fri 4/26/2013

Originally posted by EdKing
I’d like to see more bars do daily online/blog tap lists, like USA and Japan. Euston Tap do it and Holborn Whippet. It would get me in a lot more bars if I could see what was on before I went down.

Couldn’t agree more. Full daily tap lists would be amazing but even just tweeting when a new beer goes on would be a huge improvement.

 
jackl
beers 6815 º places 675 º 03:34 Fri 4/26/2013

Originally posted by deeblo
Originally posted by EdKing
I’d like to see more bars do daily online/blog tap lists, like USA and Japan. Euston Tap do it and Holborn Whippet. It would get me in a lot more bars if I could see what was on before I went down.

Couldn’t agree more. Full daily tap lists would be amazing but even just tweeting when a new beer goes on would be a huge improvement.

+1. Love that the Euston Tap posts their tap list daily. If the Craft family wanted to take all of my money (instead of merely most of it), all they’d need to do is tweet their tap lists.

On another note, anyone know about a new pub opening in Soho next week called The Lyric? Seems to be a sister pub of the North Pole.
https://twitter.com/Lyricsoho

It’ll be great to have another stop when I head over to the Old Coffee House.

 
Leighton
beers 18082 º places 960 º 03:38 Fri 4/26/2013

I gather there’s a new Draft House on Goodge Street.