Brewery ride report 1/9/18

13 of us set of from view tube on another sunny day for a tour this time of South London Breweries. First port of call was however the Husk Brewery in Silvertown–a rare Newham brewery! (Where another rider joined us) We then moved south of the river using the cable car that accepts bikes on board – I still get excited of the great views of London from the high points!

Passing Meantime brewery we followed the river westbound until we reached our first refreshment stop at Four Pure Brewery where some enjoyed food as well as the liquid refreshments on offer

–we then visited more breweries on the ‘Bermonsey beer mile’ as well as stopping at new Bianca brewery that had cycle themes, bike friendly owners  & even a brewery tour of the new Spartan brewery where riders quizzed brewer on brewing process.

We then crossed river again via the iconic (but busy) Tower bridge to visit the recently opened Old st brewery in Bethnal green for our final tasting stop of day. We then crossed Victoria park passing Peoples tavern (Laines brewery)  finally Crate Howling hopps & trumans  & those remaining back to view tube on greenway!

In all we covered over 20 miles & visited 20 breweries/ tap rooms & 1 Cider house!

See list below

Brewery Location tap open time (sat)
1 Husk E16 2AA 2pm
3 Meantime SE10 0AR noon
4 fourpure SE16 3LL 11am
5 partizan SE16 2DB 11am
6 Affinity SE16 3LR 11am
7 Spartan brewery SE16 3LR noon
8 kernal SE16 3SF off sales only to 2
9 Ubrew SE16 4AW open
10 Brew by No.s SE16 3RA 11am
11 Moor SE16 3RA 11am
12 Bianca rd SE1 4SB noon
13 Anspatch SE1 2HH 10-30am
14 Hawkes SE1 2HQ cider
15 London beer factory SE1 2HQ open
16 Southwark SE1 2EZ 11am
17 old st E2 0EJ 2pm
18 peoples park tavern E9 7BT pub
19 howling hops E9 5EN open
20 crate E9 5EN open
21 trumans E3 2NT no

 

Bill

Brewery Ride

Bill leads another of our (in)famous brewery rides!

As usual, adults only – limited numbers and riders join at their own risk!

Entry by booking only.

Approx 22 miles easy riding some off road with a few busy roads around Tower Hamlets / Hackney but mainly quiet. New east London breweries added this time -over twenty covered with some refreshment stops.

For those who would prefer to start in Forest Gate (and don’t mind missing the first  2 points on the tour, Mason & Co and Tap East), the first ‘refreshment stop’ is at Pretty Decent so you could meet Bill there at around 12.30.  Please let Bill know ahead of time if you’re choosing this option, so that he doesn’t wait for you at the View Tube!

This Saturday you can watch royal wedding or ride around breweries!

enjoying a well earned stop!

Ride to the Pig’s Ear Beer Festival

 

Bill has managed to secure a few free tickets to the Pig’s Ear Beer Festival (usually £5) and Steve will be leading a ride there and back.

We can take a maximum of 12 people on this ride, so please email us to reserve your space.

Obviously this is a ‘ride at your own risk’ event and we ask everyone to be sensible!

Departing from the View Tube at 12.00 and returning from the Round Chapel at 3pm.

September Brewery Ride

2nd brewery tour ride of the year.

Booking is required.

Depart 12 noon from View tube
Distance 20 miles
Planned stops – Wild Card, Forest Road Brewery, Truman’s
Forecast – Sunny intervals 16C Max
Timing – riding 3hrs + 3 x 20min stops = 4 hrs, returning to start at 4pm (or at least that’s the plan!)

Note: This ride is taking the route of the previous ride counterclockwise so there is a longer distance before the first stop.

Please drink responsibly, especially as there is some canalside riding.  You are taking part in this ride at your own risk!!

 

Photo credit: Robin Stephenson

June Brewery Ride

 

22 mile ride around the breweries of East London. 3-4 stops along the way! We have added some new breweries to the tour & pick up a couple we missed last time! (22 if we can fit in!)

have tried to keep off road as much as possible and take in canals towpaths & cycle paths but will have to use busy roads at times. Will have a few ‘sample stops’ & time to eat also at breweries that provide -bring lunch if you prefer.

Details: over 18’s only -meet outside common cafe on greenway for 12 noon start, but numbers are restricted, so please book your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brewery-ride-2-tickets-34659039119

Password is Beer2017

cheers Bill

Thanks to Robin Stephenson for the photo from last year’s ride!