Fully immersive beer festival unlike any other. Bringing together some of Brooklyn Brewery’s favourite community friends for two days of floor-rattling beats, food, tech, art, games, a pinch of astonishment and of course, beer – the interactive, multi-room experience is a celebration of the wide world of beer and all it touches.
Brooklyn Brewery has created a different kind of beer festival. The usual tropes are here – a ticket to gain entrance, a glass for one’s beer and many tasty hand-crafted beers; but there is no massive white tent, no fluorescent lighting and no vacuous convention centre. Serving some of the brewery’s favourite beers; each room at the Beer Mansion will fit within a unique flavour profile relating to the beer that they’ll be pouring, getting guests to think deeper about what they’ll be drinking and why it tastes like it does.
Crossing the threshold, with beer in hand – guests will choose their own journey through the five rooms of Beer Mansion. Whether they bask in the tropical haven of the Tart of the Tropics room complete with fruit-forward tropical beers, palm trees, and Hawaiian shirts, or are plunging into the gothic, roasty, and toasty Dark Room – everyone welcomed at the Beer Mansion can be sure to encounter plenty of oddity and perhaps even the elusive Brooklyn Brew Master Garrett Oliver, who’ll be flying over from New York especially for the occasion.
Not wanting to keep all the fun to themselves, Brooklyn Brewery has enlisted the help of local brewing friends as well as international sister breweries to serve up their finest beers, including:
40 ft Brewery
Forest Road Brewing Company
Bringing some bite to the experience, neighbourhood food favourites will also be there – with Voodoo Ray’s serving up slices and quesadilla connoisseurs Killa Dilla adding some Mexican heat; whilst Andrew Clarke (founder of Glandstonbury and currently Chef Director at Brunswick House & the soon to launch Bastien) will be creating all kinds of surprising food and beer combinations.
Beer Mansion is a multi-room experience unlike any beer festival you’ve seen before. Join t M.C. Motors on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 to dive deep into the foibles and oddities of the wide world of beer.
Choose your own path as soon as your cross the threshold with a beer in hand. Plunge into the Barrel Aging Room with the inimitable Gabe Barry for a look inside the magic of barrels with some of our rarest and most experimental beers.
Rethink all things dank, bitter, and tropical in the IPA Room with some help from local brewing friends, a few bottles of our own, and a killer vinyl-only DJ. Grab a handful of food and beer pairing tips with Brooklyn Chef and Head of Culinary Programming Andrew Gerson and one of his most tactile dishes. You might even run into Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver prowling the grounds.
Step outside to the Courtyard for live music from The Graveltones and Messenger (streamed for the folks at home by Hotel Radio), games, fresh pizza from Voodoo Ray’s truck, and yes, you guessed it– more beer!
Your £10 ticket gains you access to the mansion, beers from Brooklyn Brewery and some local brewing friends, and plenty of other surprises. Just check your inhibitions at the door and be ready to explore anything.
London Beer Week is the third festival to launch from Drink Up London and a true celebration of craft beers, ales, lagers and ciders alike, set against the backdrop of the capital. With pop-ups and parties, masterclasses and self-guided Beer Tours around some of the best venues in the city – London Beer Week really has something for everyone.