Prepare yourself for BrewFest like you’ve never seen it before…
It’s nearly August which means, well, lots of things, but the most important is that it’s nearly time for BrewFest! For the uninitiated, this means a glorious Bank Holiday weekend spent sampling over 180 of the finest craft beers that the globe has to offer.
But this year we thought we’d mix it up a bit… We’re lucky enough to be in the heart of the artisanal and eclectic community that is Greenwich so thought we’d give ourselves the perfect excuse to celebrate all things local.
BrewFest and Friends will take place on the beautiful and buzzing Greenwich Peninsula, just steps from North Greenwich station and the iconic O2 arena. Our featured Friends include established culinary pillars of the local community, from the cheese shop to the gelateria; vendors of arts and crafts who ensure Greenwich Market is always at its best; entertainment including live music overseen by the one and only Greenwich ‘human juke box’ Tony Bowen; activities from our very own virtual reality brewery tour to giant board games and much, much more.
Street food maestros The Cheese Truck, Tongue ‘n’ Cheek and MyPie will also be serving up their mouth-watering food (ooey gooey melted cheese sandwiches, a truly heartbreaking chuck steak Heartbreaker Burger or juicy pies made with Meantime’s very own beers sound good to anyone? You’re welcome…) and cocktail aficionados World of Zing will be opening your eyes to beer cocktails – if you’re going to push your beer boundaries, BrewFest and Friends will be the place to do it.
Of course BrewFest wouldn’t be BrewFest without that wonderful magic ingredient… Yes, beer! We’ll have a wide variety of some of the world’s best brews, from Imperial IPAs to tropical fruit beers, there’ll be something to suit anyone and everyone.
If you want to get in on the speciality beer action, trying beers from around the world, you can buy tickets for £20 in advance on Billetto below, or on the day for £25. Tickets include 5 beer tokens which are exchangeable for 1/3rd pint each, a Meantime branded glass, wristband and a BrewFest programme. Additional beer vouchers will be available at the on-site Meantime bank, in exchange for cash. There will also be a Meantime shop, selling a range of our merchandise, from t-shirts to dog leads. Tickets aren't required to pop down and enjoy the vibe but are available for purchase on the day, so if you’re enjoying the food and music and fancy sampling some of the world’s finest beers, you can !
If you’re travelling on the Emirates Air Line cable car over the Bank Holiday weekend, just pop down and show us your ticket on the day for £5 off your entry to BrewFest and Friends’ www.emiratesairline.co.uk
For you true party people out there, there will be an after party at The Jetty until 2am Saturday and midnight Sunday, where we will be continuing the fun with yet more beers, cocktails and live music; BrewFest and Friends ticket holders get free entry. www.thejettygreenwich.co.uk
BrewFest and Friends will run throughout the Bank Holiday weekend – on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th, from 11am-10pm and on Monday 31st from 11am-7pm.
Looking forward to seeing you all there for three days of fun, Greenwich stylee.
You can book your tickets here