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Craft Beers in Kegs, Casks, Bottles and Glasses this July
London Vegan Beer Fest (Image courtesy of londonveganbeerfest.co.uk)
Summer has finally reached the London area, and what better way to quench your thirst than with a pint of craft beer. If you live in Bethnal Green or Holloway you won't have far to travel.
The London Vegan Beer Fest will be pouring glasses of beer suitable for vegans. It's a rather select affair as there will only be 200 tickets available, all for sale before the event. It will take place at St Margaret's House in Bethnal Green where vegan food and delicacies will be sold as separately from the entrance price. Just in case you're wondering why there is a need for a vegan version of a meat free drink, I'll put you straight:by-products of animals, such as bone, fish and eggs, are often used in the filtration of beer. There are several breweries that filter their ales without using animal matter including Brass Castle, Redchurch, Daas (who produce organic and gluten free beer in Belgium) and the Five Points Brewing Company in nearby Hackney.
If you are a little less fussy about the filtration of your pints, the Lamb Beer and Liquor London Beer Festival spans four days from 18 - 21 July and takes place in Holloway Road. The boozer is an independent pub, built in the 1870s, that specialises in craft beers, as well as hand-picked wines and spirits. I have it on good authority that Five Points will be available there too, so you may be able to find other vegan beers, whether in kegs, casks or bottles.
The Lamb (Image courtesy of The Lamb Facebook Page)
I'll drink to your health, whatever your preferred tipple. Bottoms up.