I went to London Craft Beer Festival yesterday and had a great time.
I had two 12% imperial stouts in very quick succession at the start of the evening and was worried I needed to pace myself more so I decided to then have a 3% raspberry and thyme sour which was soon logically followed with a 12% barleywine. My body this morning is grateful for this decision making.
Probably one of my favourite beers of the night was Biere de Saison Crab Apple by Kernel which was really complex and interesting. Kernel are absolute kings in mixed fermentation saisons. Also, I had two beers from UK breweries I’ve never heard of before. I had an incredible keller lager from Braybrooke in Leicestershire and a really nice bretted IPA from Land & Labour in Galway - both very accomplished for two tiny breweries. Unsure if they bottle much, but I’ll be keeping my eyes out for them.