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Bermondsey Beer Mile, February 2018 13 February 2018

Under the South Eastern Main Line viaduct out of London Bridge, there are now lots of small craft-beer breweries and pubs. (Images.)

Started the crawl in Borough Market, where I didn't eat this (though I was mildly tempted).

Plenty of venison and ostrich burgers, but no goatburger. Not even at Gourmet Goat, though they did have goat kebabs.

Some interesting labels in Utobeer.

Stop 1: Southwark Brewing Co, for a very pleasant London Pale Ale.

Stop 2: London Beer Factory, for a thymey pale and a thin but pleasant stout. We accreted a protective layer of sports fans between us and the outside world.

Stop 3: Anspach & Hobday, where the Experimental Sean was excellent, the rest less impressive.

Some of the locals don't want the new street market. I suspect they selfishly want to get their cars in and out on market day.

Stop 4: Moor Beer Co, definitely going all-in on the steel box chic.

Stop 5: Brew By Numbers, pricey even by these standards but tasting good.

Stop 6: Partizan, bare even by these decorating conventions but not too crowded so not excessively loud.

Stop 7: Fourpure, which was apparently having some kind of relaunch event. One of our party was able to get us in.

Not sure whether this was an advertisement for something or just graffiti.

Back along Druid Street.

Stop 8: Ubrew, mostly closed down but still able to take our money.

Stop 9: the Marquis of Wellington, and so home and to bed.

A map of the day's visits:

Tags: beer

  1. Posted by Michael Cule at 12:04pm on 13 February 2018

    So how long were you there and how much beer did you consume?

    And what state were you in at the end?

    Is this a 'market day only' thing or a 'special festival day only' thing?

    Either way when is the next one?

  2. Posted by RogerBW at 12:12pm on 13 February 2018

    We met at Borough Market (for lunch) at noon, and I left the last pub at about 10.30. (Lots of these places close about 8.)

    Got home in one piece. Slept a lot on Sunday.

    As far as I can see they're open every Saturday (some also on Fridays); the Fourpure relaunch was an extra which we didn't know about.

    There are no immediate plans to repeat the experience but I'll give you a shout when this changes.

  3. Posted by Michael Cule at 03:37pm on 13 February 2018

    Not sure my health would stand it at the moment.

    My foot primarily though maybe my kidneys are getting on as well.

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