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!
Pick Me Up is an 11-day festival of contemporary graphic art with illustrators, cartoonists, graphic novelists and graphic designers from around the world, who are setting up unique installations in Somerset House and running an amazing programme of events. We went along with beer last year and had a brilliant time (and bought loads of great artwork!) and we’re excited to be back again this year.
It starts today and runs until 28 April. Anyone who likes things which look awesome should go – there’s so much great work on show. When you’re there grab a beer and check out the stamp, designed by Rob Flowers, which we’ve made for beer cups.
Byron’s latest craft beer menu launched this week and Gentleman’s Wit is on the list! It joins Hells Lager and Byron Pale Ale, plus loads of other great beers from some great breweries – The Kernel, BrewDog, Brooklyn, Bear Republic and Maui. Alongside the new beers, there’s also a new limited edition hamburger topped with Roquefort and crispy red onions which is incredible with the Wit – don’t miss that combo! Bottled Gentleman’s Wit is exclusive to Byron (and the Brewery Bar) for a few months, so if you want to drink it in bottles then you know where to go.
USA Hells is officially launched on Saturday 13 April. We’ve got loads of beer, some great street food (O.X, Dogfather Diner and Big Dirty Burger) and awesome foam hands. We’re open from 12pm to celebrate USA Hells becoming a permanent part of our beer team – come and join the party!
We’re also launching our newspaper, the Camden Post. It’s a monthly update on everything that’s happening at the brewery and the first edition is out on Saturday 13 April – you can pick up a copy from the Brewery Bar or it’ll be online next week. Let us know what you think or what you’d like to see us put in there.
Growlers are go! The launch was a big one with hundreds of growlers passing through the filling station and out the door. We’re still filling them, so if you want to drink draft beer at home then come and get one! (Or bring your growler back and grab a refill – this weekend we’ve got Pale Ale, USA Hells, Unfiltered Hells and Gentleman’s Wit on fills) (more…)
USA Hells is back!
On Saturday 13 April we’re having a big party at the brewery to welcome USA Hells back and show it off as a new beer in our permanent range. On the day we’ll have awesome fresh beer, great music, foam hands, plus fantastic street food from Big Dirty Burger, O.X and Dogfather Diner. (more…)