do you fancy a beer?
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this weekend my friend ben and i headed to the wandsworth common beer festival … i’m so glad we made it. in the U.S., craft beer is taken pretty seriously and i love that you can find a good beer on tap almost anywhere. (this also might have to do with the fact that i lived in brooklyn, where every bearded dude brews his own beer at home). people love beer in the U.K. but at many pubs, i am often disappointed in the standard beer selection on tap. i can often find a good bitter (which i really enjoy) but it’s harder to find smaller producers.
the event was held at the royal victoria patriotic building in south london and it was such a cool setting. the weather was crap, but that’s okay — it didn’t stop us from trying a bunch of different beers … IPAs, bitters, a golden ale. my favorite was the sarah hughes dark ruby mild, from the west midlands. it was darker and a bit more complex.
i’d love to hear your suggestions for pubs that serve good beers from local breweries … especially if they are in north or east london.