The growler filler is in, the growlers are good to go and we’ll be launching them on Thursday 28 March from 6pm! Want to drink brewery-fresh beer at home? That’s where the Growler comes in. Buy a growler, fill it with beer, take it home and drink it and then come back and get it filled again and again. To help get you started, Growler fills will be half price at the party and there’ll be a load of other fun stuff going on including the launch of our new Brewery Local card – more on that later. (more…)
What happens when we decide to let an illustrator, who has penned a book about sending outrageous insults to people in the post, arrange a piss-up in the brewery and design a new beer label to launch his very offensive book? (more…)
It’s the Independent Manchester Beer Convention this weekend. Britain’s best breweries are rolling into town and bringing their best beers with them for a huge celebration of beer and food.
We’re going to be there and we’re taking a few beers with us. If you’re going, here’s what you’ll see…
On Friday we’ll have King Crimson on the bar. That’s our sour red IPA aged in dessert wine barrels with brettanomyces, lactobacillus and pediococcus. It’s 7% ABV, the wild yeast makes it funky, the bacteria gives the sourness which combines with the outrageously bitter American hops to taste like grapefruit juice, that’s laced with vanilla from the oak barrel, all while there’s this background vinous depth. Insane!
On Saturday we’re pouring Rude Boy, our American-hopped imperial lager. It’s 6.8% ABV, it’s hopped with Cascade and Columbus, massively dry-hopped, dry hopped again, lagered for six weeks in tank and then left unfiltered. It’s a collaboration with Ska Brewing in Colorado, mashing together Camden Hells Lager and Ska Modus Hoperandi.
Then on both days we’ll also have Unfiltered Hells and Pale Ale. Why these? Because we love them. And looking at the other beers on the awesome beer list (see below and click to enlarge) drinkers are going to be craving a clean, dry lager or a banging 4% ABV American-style pale ale after a bunch of strong, hoppy beers.
If you’re going then come and say hi and have a drink.
It’s going to be a brilliant weekend – bring it on!
Last week we sent five pallets of beer to Sweden for the Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival! Jasper and Christine are going over there for a couple of days to talk beer (and probably drink some, too). We’re over there with Wicked Wine, so that’s where you’ll find us (and hopefully you might find Camden Town in Sweden more often in the future…).
We’ve sent a whole range of different beers, including some of our collaboration with Ska Brewing (it’s a 6.8% American-hopped lager called Rude Boy), the last remaining kegs of 1908 (EVER!), kegs of Camden Ink, our hoppy nitro stout, and then loads of bottles. Jasper is also speaking on Friday 28 September at 5pm.
This is our first trip to Scandinavia and we’re damn excited about it. Come and say hi if you’re going!
It’s about time we got an exciting beer festival in Britain. A festival which brings together the best breweries over a couple of days but also tries a bit harder than pies and pub singers when it comes to the food and entertainment.
On 5 and 6 October, it’s the Independent Manchester Beer Convention (or IndyManBeerCon for short). There’s going to be 30 keg lines which the attending brewers are manning and also 30 cask lines which will be put together by Port Street Beer House and others. There’s a beer and food dinner with Aumbry which promises to be fantastic, plus there’ll be talks and seminars and lots more. It runs over four sessions with two sessions each day – take a look at the ticket range here. It all takes place in the Victoria Baths, Manchester.
And even better news… we’re going to be one of the breweries there for the weekend – you can see the other breweries attending here. We’ll be on the keg bar and we’ll be taking a range of different beers to pour over the two days (different beers each day) including some exciting new things you probably haven’t had before.
We can’t wait to be there – it’s going to be a real celebration of British beer and done in a great new way.
We’re going, are you?
Here comes another fun week at the brewery!
As it’s the Great British Beer Festival, we’re cooking bacon sandwiches from 10am until midday on Tuesday to Saturday (because everyone needs a bacon sandwich before going to a beer festival – there’s more details here but basically it’s free for brewers and £2 a sandwich for drinkers). We’ve got bacon, tea, coffee and beer for anyone who wants to come along before jumping on the train above the brewery that goes direct to the festival at Olympia.
On Thursday we’ve got a massive special event: Ska Brewing, from Durango, Colorado, will be here! We’ve got a pallet loaded with beer coming over and Bill Graham from the brewery will be around to talk about them. The Byron Van will be here serving their brilliant burgers. Then on Friday we’re brewing a beer with Ska – out first collaboration with another brewery and it’ll be an American-hopped super lager!
The Brewery Bar is open 12pm-10pm Wednesday to Saturday and we’ve got a great food line-up:
Then on Saturday it goes crazy and Street Feast are back in town with a street lined with great food!
Come and get it!
We’ve got some fun plans at the brewery this weekend!
Friday we’re open 12pm-11pm. We’ve got a bar lined with beer, including Camden 1908 (which is selling out fast!), and a street lined with great good. You can get Ty Janick – delicious galettes, amazing with Camden Ink; Hoxton Beach’s winning falafel, perfect with Pale Ale; and El Mariachi Mexican, awesome with an unfiltered Hells Lager.
Then on Saturday we’ve got The Brewmaster’s Open. There’ll be a five holes of mini-golf running through the brewery – have you ever played golf in a brewery before? Neither have we, but Saturday is your chance! It’s £5 for a round and at the end you get a pint. The best round on the day wins lots of beer!
Also on Saturday, we’re teaming up with BrewDog Camden, The Black Heart, and the Southampton Arms for a bar crawl through Camden and every venue will be serving up different beers in a back-slapping celebration of the best of British brewing (and the fact that this is a great area to drink in now!). We’ll have Camden Town beers plus some from other breweries.
And to go with the golf and beer on Saturday, we’ve got Kimchi Cult, who make banging burgers which are delicious with every beer on the bar (but especially Camden 1908), plus we’ve got Pop Up Barbados, whose brilliant Bajan food is one for Pale Ale – try with ours or the guests we’ll have on the bar.
And… we’ll also be showing all the sporting wonder from around London!
Here’s some exciting news… Ska Brewing are in town and they’re taking over the taps at the Camden Town Brewery bar!
On Thursday 9 August, we’ve got Bill Graham, the founder of Ska Brewing, coming to the Brewery Bar and he’s bringing beer! Currently sailing across the Atlantic is a pallet loaded with kegs and cans of Ska’s best brews, including Pinstripe Red, ESB, Mexican Logger, True Blonde, Modus Hoperandi, Decadent IIPA and Nefarious Ten Pin Porter! This will be the first time that all of these beers have been on tap in the UK all together.
We’ve got a DJ playing tunes and we’ve got the Byron Van cooking up their fantastic hamburgers, so come along, meet the man behind Ska and try all of their awesome brews.
And here’s some equally awesome news… After we met the guys from Ska in San Diego earlier this year, we’ve been chatting about hooking up and making a beer, and that’s going to happen! On Friday 10 August we’re brewing a collaboration beer with Ska. It’ll be Hells Lager meets Modus Hoperandi – an imperial lager with loads of American hops. It’s our first collaboration brew with another brewery, so this is seriously exciting!
See you on the 9th August for an exclusive taste of these great American beers!
This is our resurrection of the sort of beer that would’ve been drunk in London in 1908, the year of the first Olympics in the city. We looked through brewing archives, we researched brewing documents and beer history and we developed a recipe for the beer: it’s a pale ale, 5% ABV, amber in colour, loaded with English Goldings and American Cluster hops.
We’ll have the beer on keg and in 660ml bottles. It’ll be available at the Brewery Bar from Friday 27 July until it runs out (some is also available for pubs). For the launch, we’ll also have a few one-off casks of the beer available, each will be dry-hopped differently and you’ll only be able to get them here at the brewery – these will go very quickly.
For Friday’s launch event there’ll be a great selection of food outside from a range of our favourite traders. And we’ll also have the TV on inside showing the main event from across town.
Don’t miss Camden 1908 – it’s a one-off special, only around for the next two weeks (unless we drink it all before then!). Get it from 4pm on Friday 27 July at the Brewery Bar.
All the beer will be served on keg, including some that have never been available on keg before and others which are so rare you’ve probably never seen them before. We’ve got: Fuller’s (Bengal Lancer, London Porter, ESB), Redemption (Trinity, Hopspur), The Kernel (Pale Ale Chinook), By The Horns (Stiff Upper Lip, Diamond Geezer), Beaver Town (8 Ball Rye IPA) and a bunch of brews from Camden Town. We already can’t wait to drink all of these beers!
Next to these we’ve got Big Apple Hot Dogs on the grill plus Red Poll burgers which are made from cattle which have been fed with the grain we have leftover after brewing – a pint of beer with a burger and you’ve completed a happy beer circle.
The Horseshoe (28 Heath Street – map below) is pouring the London kegs on Saturday 2 June and Sunday 3 June (and then until they run out, which won’t be long!). Get them while you can!