LBA Festival at Fuller's, 17 June 2023

The London Brewers Alliance festival is back on, after a three-year break, and it’s back in the yard at the Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, too.

This time they’re splitting it into two 4-hour sessions, afternoon and evening. It’s £40 per session or £75 for both.

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Who fancies meeting up there? :thinking:

I have a ticket for the afternoon. Hoping to tick off missing London breweries.

This Thursday I may be up your way and go to that Tiny Vessel pub. Was supposed to see a Ukrainian band (White Ward) but they were not allowed to leave the country. Will go Brewery ticking instead.

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Let me know about Thursday and I’ll try to meet you for a beer. He usually has one or two Tiny Vessel keg beers on, in my (limited!) experience.

I have an ever changing itinerary. Just decided I can’t be bothered to head to Stoke Newington in the hops that an organic grocery still has some beers by Magic Spells in stock. However the plan is to come home via Brentford and get a train to Weybridge on the super slow line.

I haven’t seen Magic Spells around in a while. Very mediocre brewery. I’d be surprised if they’re still in business.

Funnily enough the recent rates on UT reflect that. Looks like they may have had a post-Covid re-launch? Described as a new Hackney brewery by one person. Next time I am up north I will see if I can track one down. A shop called Natural apparently stocks them.

Keep me posted if you find it!

I was kinda hopiing you’d do that for me. One of the last 5 or so ‘physical’ breweries I have not had a beer from. (Excluding breweries that have been contracting but not opened an actual brewery yet).

I will keep my eyes peeled!

Got my ticket now for the afternoon session. There’s currently an early-bird discount, so it’s £38.62 (including the booking fee, which LBA leaves out - I hate it when people do that!), instead of £44.04 (the claimed £40 plus the unavoidable fee).

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