A few months ago we bought a canning line – we’re the first brewery in the UK to commission a micro-canning line, meaning we’re able to produce cans of unfiltered and unpasteurised beer here in Camden. (more…)
Question: What do you call a lager made with seven different hop varieties? (more…)
The big event this week is the Craft Beer Battle, a new kind of beer event in London which mixes great beer and fantastic street food and throws in the addition of a competition. You don’t need a ticket to get in but there’s an option for a £10 ticket (you should go for that option, if you can!) which allows you to blind taste nine ‘competition’ beers and vote for your favourite, before trying them all again or choosing from some of the other beers on tap. More details are here and it’s being run by the same great minds behind Ribstock, Ginstock, the Chilli Stand Off and others – it’s the must-visit beer-thing to do in London this weekend. (more…)
We have a new beer out and soon Alsace Alt will be available and on the bar. We brewed it as a special for the Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular and now it’s been officially launched over there we can pour it back at home. It’s a copper-coloured Altbier inspired by the wonderful beers of Dusseldorf in Germany. For this version we added Aramis and Bouclier hops from France and they give a great fresh spring-like fragrance and a spicy bitterness. Look out for it! (more…)
This week it’s the Great Australasian SpecTAPular (24-26 May) in Melbourne and we’re at the festival with a beer we’ve brewed for the event: Alsace Alt.
It’s finally time for the first Versus brewday! After months of planning, of talking about recipes and tweaking ideas, we’re mashing in two 20HL batches of Baltic Porter, a collision of Hells Lager and Cutthroat Porter turned into a monster. As a lager it’s going to get six weeks in tank and will be ready for the end of June. (more…)
Jasper is off to Australia next week and will be at a few events before going on to the Great Australasian Beer Spectapular where you can drink our Alsace Alt (an Altbier brewed with French hops). On Saturday 18 May is The Camden Town Brewery High Tea at Archive Beer Boutique in Brisbane, Jasper’s home town. It’s a five-course afternoon of beer and food with five Camden Town beers – the first time our beers have been poured in Australia. (more…)
How about this for some fun news: On Friday 17 May we’ve got one of our beer heroes, Doug Odell, in the brewery and we’re making a beer together! This is going to be the first in an on-going series of ‘Versus’ beers in which we work with another brewery and come up with a great new beer. The Odell brew smashes together their Cutthroat Porter and our Hells Lager and super-sizes it: we’re brewing a Baltic Porter! It’s a big, black lager that’s cold-matured for a long time in tank. It’ll be out at the end of June but you can come along on the 17 May as Doug is around the brewery all day.
How about a beer cocktail with Gentleman’s Wit? For the last two weeks Soho House, and their House Tonic magazine, have held a cocktail competition in which all drinks had to include Gentleman’s Wit. Zoe from the brewery went along as one of the judges, along with Melissa Cole, Rebecca Seal and Gareth Jones, for the final and they selected Hideyuki Saito as the winner. Look out for the next issue of the Camden Post for the recipe.
Food this weekend at the Brewery Bar is Bokit’La and Deeney’s on Friday and Gurmetti on Saturday. That means French Caribbean pockets of food joy alongside seriously good Scottish-inspired sandwiches. Then Gurmetti bring some of the best Italian meat, cheese and bread in town. It’s all great food for beer.
There’s a new One Keg beer on the bar this weekend – it’s a New Zealand dry-hopped version of Gentleman’s Wit. Get it quick because it won’t be on the bar for long. Also look out for a new Amber ale – it’s Central Europe-inspired and made with just European ingredients.
Time to sit in the sun and drink some Hells.
The inaugural edition of the Camden Post is now out. It’s a monthly paper with the latest happenings around the brewhouse plus some fun little features. The latest issue will always be under the Camden Post tab above, or here’s the first one below. LEt us know what you think or what you’d like to see in it!
We’ve got some great food again this weekend. On Friday we’ve got Dogfather Diner and their incredible piled-high hot dogs and we’ve also got our buddies from Byron bringing the Byron Van. Top burger man Fred Smith will be on the Byron grill with two of his creations – the Roquefort and the Chilli. On Saturday the food is Kimchinary, with Korean-inspired brilliance. We’ve attached a few more beer taps to the bar so we should have a few extra beers on this weekend.
Until the 28 April you’ll be able to get Camden Town beer at Pick Me Up, a festival of graphic design and illustration at Somerset House. It’s a great event and having good beer there is just a happy bonus. Check it out.
And USA Hells launched last weekend! Foam hands, fresh beer and the best street food around. The beer is now available full time. Hell yeah!