May
3
7:30 PM19:30

Salon du Tom: an evening with Oliver's Cider

Delighted to announce we have persuaded the wonderful Tom Oliver of Oliver's Cider to join us for a night of the world's best cider, right here in sunny Peckham.

If you're not familiar with Tom's work, he can be summed up in three words: World's Greatest Cidermaker. He'll hate that, of course, being a man of modest ways, but we're really not exaggerating. Tom is hailed as a cider hero across the globe and as well as making jaw-droppingly good cider at his farm in Herefordshire has collaborated with some of the world's most inventive cidermakers and breweries to truly push the boundaries of tasty beverages.  

Tom is gathering together some of his favourite ciders - his own and from his favourite producers - for a Cider Salon like no other. Tom's been part of the HB&B story since we first invited him over one rainy Sunday in March 2015 - we always love having him back and this is certain to be one of our best events of the year.

Tickets are just £15 plus booking fee, available here. Please arrive at 7.30pm for a drink in the sun before we kick off closer to 8pm.

(Cheers to Matt Curtis for the photos - check his excellent column on Oliver's Cider.)

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Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

A spring natural wine tasting

Spring is on its way - yes really - and so it's time once again for one of our favourite seasonal events, our spring natural wine tasting.

If you've been to the shop recently, you'll see we've not only expanded our wine selection but that we've given over half of the shelves to the weird and wonderful natural wines that excite us the most. 

What are natural wines? They're wines made with minimal intervention, chemicals or additives - wines that truly reflect their terroir and that in many cases rip up the rule book. We like to think of our favourite natural winemakers as we do our favourite brewers - rogueish and renegade, fun-loving and irreverent, pouring their personality into their wines.

Come and try our new season favourites (the pic above is only indicative!) with our favourite natural wine expert Phil Barnet from Les Caves de Pyrene. These tastings are always one of the most popular events of the year, so get in quick to reserve a ticket. Tickets are just £15 + booking fee, available here.

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Mar
24
4:00 PM16:00

Saturday in-store tasting: Telegraph Hill Cider

We love to support local business and were very excited when Modestas from Brockley cidermakers Telegraph Hill Cider stopped in with some samples recently. Modestas and his partner come from a wine-making background in Lithuania and have applied this knowledge (along with cider skills learned from the best) to making cider right here in SE London.

Telegraph Hill Cider uses Kent dessert fruit and various cider apple varieties matured on the lees for almost a year before bottling. The result of their endeavours is a delightfully crisp medium-dry cider that is the perfect spring (and summer/autumn/winter) tipple.

Come down and try some this weekend - Saturday, 4-6pm.

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Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

Good Beer Hunting & HB&B present AROUND THE MALTIVERSE: An Exploration of Malted Barley in a Hop Focused World

GOOD BEER HUNTING SAYS: We live in a hop focused beer world. There’s nothing wrong with this of course, at GBH we like our pales and IPAs as much as anyone else. We do worry, however, that some of the other wonderful ingredients which make up our favourite beverage too often get overlooked.

Join Good Beer Hunting’s Matthew Curtis and Claire Bullen for a talk and tasting that will explore four different beer styles that showcase how malt is used in brewing to evoke completely different flavours. This is the third part in a series of tastings that take a closer look at the fundamentals of beer, whether they might be malt, hops, yeasts or even adjuncts. In the Good Beer Hunting tradition we’ll be pouring samples of beer liberally and we’ll also provide a small food pairing to try alongside one of the beers (it won’t be substantial however, and we do recommend eating before you arrive).

Tickets are just £16.50 (plus booking fee) per person—however if you’re a member of the GBH Fervent Few subscriber community you'll get a code for 10% off the ticket price. 

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Mar
17
4:00 PM16:00

In-store tasting: Fatty's Organic Gin

When Philippa from Fatty's Organic Spirits popped in with a sample of her new gin late last year, we bought a case on the spot.

This tasty, tasty gin was created in Dulwich and - aptly, given that Dulwich historically means 'the meadow where dill grows'. - is infused with dill. It's made to the highest organic standards, using the finest organic grain and botanicals, and this all results in a 10/10 yum rating.

We're looking forward to sharing it with you. Come on down to the shop, meet Philippa and try her lovely gin! 

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Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

In-store tasting: Baj's Blazin' Hot Sauce

So excited to have one of our favourite sauce producers in the house this weekend - the amazing Baj of Baj's Blazin' Hot Sauce.

Baj and sister Jot make delicious Punjab-inspired sauces in sunny Greenwich - holding down day jobs during the week and cooking and selling sauces all weekend (read more about Baj in this recent Evening Standard piece).

We're delighted we've managed to prise Baj away from the kitchen to come join us in the shop and know you're going to love her sauces, if you haven't tried them already. We'll have a full re-up on the range, which is looking even better than ever too with a slick new redesign. See you down the shop!

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Mar
3
4:00 PM16:00

In-store tasting: Villages Brewery

Villages Brewery is run by Louis and Archie Village, officially the nicest brothers in brewing who are making cracking beer from a couple of railway arches in Deptford.

We've loved watching their beery dream become reality over the past year and are stoked to have enticed them over to the shop to share their beers with you.

South London for life! See you down the shop...

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Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

In-store tasting: Track Brewing Co

After brewing our third birthday collab with the Cloudwater crew last year, as is customary we headed out for a few beers, En route, we popped into Track's brew house where the team had just finished their first bottling run on Cloudwater's former bottling line - and we got very excited indeed. 

Track's 2018 output has been nothing short of spectacular - Sonoma is up there with the best 3.8% pale around right now and we've been loving their other small pack stuff too. 

All of this is a long-winded way of saying we're bloody delighted to have wooed them down to the dirty south for what promises to be a riotous in-store tasting on Saturday 24th. We'll have a bunch of brewery-fresh releases on shelf and on flagon-fill, and of course on the counter for you to try.

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Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

In-store tasting: Small Beer Brew Co

Low alcohol options are getting loads of press at the moment - research data shows that low-ABV sales are up by 30%... But you don't care about that. You just want great tasting beer!

So we're stoked to invite the guys from one of South London's newest breweries, Small Beer Brew Co, along to the shop on Saturday 17th. They specialise in low-strength beers - their Lager and Dark Lager (checking in at 2.1% and 1% respectively) pack loads of flavour into such tiny ABVs.

Don't believe us? Find out for yourself when Small Beer hits the shop floor armed with tasty samples for all. 

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Feb
14
4:00 PM16:00

Cloudwater's 3rd birthday: When you care but can't be there

If we were in Manchester we'd be heading along to Cloudwater's barrel store this Wednesday to raise a glass to this modern-day icon of UK brewing on the occasion of the brewery's 3rd birthday. Since we're not, we thought we'd bring the party to you - or at least the beer.

To celebrate Cloudwater's birthday in absentia, we've nabbed ourselves a keg of Birthday Balloon DIPA which we'll tap for 1/3 pints and flagon-fill at 4pm on Wednesday. Let's hope the pallet delivery driver does their job to get that brewery-fresh beer straight to our door...

Big cheers to all the good folk at Cloudwater - many happy returns and we hope you push that boat out good and proper! 

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Dec
8
to Dec 9

In-store tastings - Gipsy Hill & Sweetdram

It's another double header this weekend, with both a Friday and Saturday tasting lined up for pre-Xmas imbibing pleasure.

On Friday from 5-7pm, we've got our good friends from Gipsy Hill in the house with their brand new can range - Beatnik, Southpaw and Hepcat all freshly canned and tasting bloody brilliant.

On Saturday from 4-6pm, we welcome back the top chaps of Sweetdram with their small batch liqueurs - Escubac Apero and Smoked Spiced Rum. These tastings are always extremely popular - nice guys, great booze, what's not to love?

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Nov
28
7:30 PM19:30

Hop Burns & Bottle Share with Cloudwater co-founder Paul Jones

It's our birthday week, and if a massive big party at Brick Brewery this Friday night and three new anniversary collab beers with Cloudwater, Fourpure and Brick weren't enough, there is yet another beery treat coming your way. It's our final Hop Burns & Bottle Share for 2017 with special guest Paul Jones, co-founder of Cloudwater Brew Co.

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Paul needs no introduction. As the MD of one of the most exciting breweries on the planet, he's propelled Cloudwater to legendary status since it launched in March 2015. It's the only UK brewery ever to have made the Ratebeer Top 10 list and has helped to radically change the way UK drinkers think about beer.

Paul's selected a range of beers that help tell his beery journey - amazing beers accompanied by top tales from one of UK brewing's finest raconteurs. 

After we've tried Paul's choice of beers, you'll get to share out yours with Paul and the rest of the room. Bring along your latest and greatest homebrew, that 750ml sharer you haven't had the courage to crack open, anything else in the cellar you've been waiting to unleash on an appreciative crowd...

It's short notice but there's no doubt this event will sell out and we're picking it to be one of the jolliest nights in HB&B history, so book your spot now. Tickets are just £15 plus booking fee.

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Nov
24
6:00 PM18:00

Hop Burns & Black turns three!

We're turning three! Can you believe it? 

We're celebrating with a good old knees-up at Brick Brewery, where we'll launch our new anniversary collabs, the HB&B Hoppy Trinity: HOP is a succulent DDH NZ Pale brewed with Cloudwater Brew Co; BURNS, a Mango & Habanero Red Ale brewed with Fourpure; and BLACK, a Blueberry & Vanilla Stout brewed with Brick.

Join us for good times, great food c/o Slow Richie's, top tuneage c/o Hop Burns & Boogie and pals, and amazing beer! 

After=party takes place from 10pm til late in the Four Quarters Basement further down Rye Lane.

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Nov
3
5:00 PM17:00

Signature Brew x Rodney P Live Up! launch with Tru Thoughts Records

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Give it up for London hip hop legend Rodney P, who's collaborated with Signature Brew on their latest beer, Live Up!, a Bourbon Oak Golden Ale.

We've got the Signature Brew and Tru Thoughts crews in the house AND on the decks this Friday night, with tunes and beer flowing freely from 5pm.

There'll be a bunch of Tru Thoughts vinyl for sale and, as an added bonus, we've also got Liverpool party legend Joe Florek from Howl At the Moon joining us with his brand new Sound System Sauce and a bag full of 7" vinyl.

It's going to be awesome fun. Live Up your Friday! 

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Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

The Yeast of our Problems, with Good Beer Hunting

In a world of ever more hop forward beers, are we neglecting to give beer's most eclectic ingredient the kind of attention it deserves?

In the second of our Fundamentals series, we invite you to join Good Beer Hunting’s UK Editor Matthew Curtis and our fabulous food and beer writer Claire Bullen as we taste our way through four beers that derive their key flavours from yeast.

You'll get to enjoy four yeast (and bacteria) driven styles: Brettanomyces fermented Pale Ale, Belgian Tripel, German Weizen Bock and Belgian Lambic/Gueuze, along with a small but mighty food pairing from Claire. 

This event will sell out very quickly so get your skates on. Tickets are just £16.50 (plus booking fee) per person – however if you’re a member of Good Beer Hunting's Fervent Few subscriber community, you'll get a code for 10% off the ticket price.

Come put the yeast into South Yeast London...

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Oct
21
4:00 PM16:00

Saturday tasting: Brick Brewery & Kanpai Mottainai Sake Beer

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We're proud to present another exciting Saturday tasting with two local favourites, Peckham's own Brick Brewery and Kanpai London Sake, who've got together to produce something rather special - Mottainai Sake Beer.

Mottainai (もったいない) is a Japanese term that conveys a sense of regret with regards to waste - for example, the expression "Mottainai!" is an exclamation for when something useful, such as food or time, is wasted, translating roughly as "What a waste!". 

In this case, a base beer was made, then the kasu, or "waste" product from sake brewing (containing rice, live yeast and koji) was added. The result is a dry, orange-hued beer with notes of umami (savoury) and citrus - and we can't wait to try it.

We're delighted to launch this at the shop on Saturday from 4pm. See you there.

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Oct
14
4:00 PM16:00

Saturday tasting: Umbrella Brewing

It's autumn, it's grey and dreary and we could all use a little fire in our bellies. Thank goodness, then, for the good folk at Umbrella Brewing who are bringing their fiery ginger beer to the shop this Saturday.

Umbrella Brewing Ginger Beer is made right here in sunny London and features rich molasses flavours supported by the perfect balance of sharp citrus and a subtle hint of malt. It's all natural - fresh pressed ginger, hand squeezed lemon and demerara sugar... Thirsty yet? Oh, and did we mention it's got booze in it?

Join us on Saturday for an in-store tasting from 4pm.

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Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Never Mind The Brexit, Here's The... Cheese Tasting

Rambunctious monger Ned Palmer, head honcho of the Cheese Tasting Company and guru of milk-based morsels, returns to Hop Burns & Black with an event that aims to unite us through the medium of cheese and beer.

Never Mind The Brexit brings together the tastiest international cheeses and pairs them with the best of British beers in a spirit of internationalism. Five great cheeses, five great beers, and you'll get to vote for your favourite in a non-binding advisory referendum.

It's time to take back control - or at least take back the cheese platter. Tickets are £20, available here

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Oct
7
4:00 PM16:00

Saturday tasting: One Mile End Juicy 4pm launch

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This Saturday we're delighted to welcome the team from One Mile End to the shop for the first time to celebrate the launch of their new pale ale Juicy 4pm.

Juicy 4pm is a naturally hazy New England Style IPA that's been double dry-hopped with Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado for maximum juice potential. 

We like doing what it says on the tin here at HB&B, so naturally the tasting will commence at 4pm. In addition to getting to try this juicy, juicy beer, there's also a very special offer - the first 20 customers who show us the above image on their phone get two cans of Juicy 4pm to take home with them alongside their purchase..

Cheers One Mile End! See you all on Saturday...

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Sep
30
12:30 PM12:30

HB&B at Indy-Man

Manchester's Indy-Man-Beer-Con is always a highlight of our beer drinking year and we're delighted to announce that this year, for the first time, we'll be attending IMBC17 in an official capacity.

Indy-Man has invited a bunch of the UK's leading beer shops to take part in the 2017 festival, and we're chuffed to have been invited. We'll be sharing our story and, more importantly, sharing some mind-blowing beers from Brew By Numbers (the Hop), New Zealand's Craftwork Brewery (the Burns) and the mighty Omnipollo (the Black).

Come find us in the Cellar at 12.30pm during the Saturday day session on 30 September for our short and sweet tasting.

If three incredible beers aren't enough to lure you down to our beery lair, we'll be sharing out a 17% discount code for the online shop for all participants. So see you there!

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Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

Hop Burns & Bottle Share with Wiper & True

Announcing the next instalment in our continuing Hop Burns & Bottle Share series, where we invite our favourite beery people to share their favourite beers and stories with us.

Michael Wiper founded Bristol brewery Wiper & True in 2012 and since then has been brewing exceptional beers that have always had a space on our shelves. The beautiful branding - golden hot air balloons, deep sea divers, rocket ships, hand-standing elephants - reflects the contents within, from rich creamy stouts to the freshest, juiciest hoppy pales.

Michael has selected some of his favourite beers from all around the world to share before handing over the bottle sharing to you, and we'll also have some very exciting new Wiper & True beers launching in store.

These events always sell out so book your spot now

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Jul
15
4:00 PM16:00

Craftwork Brewing launches at the shop

If Fourpure at the Can Station wasn't enough this Saturday, we're also bringing you a brand new brewery launch at the shop.

Craftwork Brewing is based in Oamaru in New Zealand's South Island (steampunk capital of the world, apparently), and has been hailed as one of New Zealand's most exciting new breweries. Craftwork specialises in small idiosyncratic batches of Belgian inspired ales - and makes them very, very well.

We're excited to launch these beers, which have never made it to these shores before. We'll have the NZ Beer Collective in the house with some of Craftwork's best beers on tasting from 4pm.

Make this Saturday afternoon an HB&B Crawl...

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Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

Fourpure hits the Can Station - Deucebox launch

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Behold the summer of JUICE.

Delighted to have the mighty Fourpure at the Can Station this Saturday, armed with the brand new juice-packed DIPA Deucebox, as well as more summery canned delights in the form of recent release Southern Latitude and summer classic Juicebox.

On top of the usual mouth-wateringly delicious free tasters, word on the street is there'll be giveaways too. You lucky blighters.

The HB&B Can Station at Serious Pig
Arch 221 Blenheim Grove
Peckham Rye, London SE15 4QL

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Jul
6
7:30 PM19:30

Cider for Beer Lovers with The Ciderologist Gabe Cook

The coolest kids in craft beer are drinking... cider.

It's true. Craft cider is so damn exciting and luckily for us, we live in the land of the best craft cider-makers on the planet.

We've paired up with The Ciderologist, Gabe Cook, to bring together a selection of the UK's finest ciders.

Gabe was born in the heart of the Shire, and has spent his career making and drinking tasty beverages and talking about cider all around the world. He's even preached the gospel, even in places as far-flung as New Zealand where he worked with our pals Peckham's Cider.

He's a man with a mission, and that mission is cider. Plus he has a very fine moustache.

Join Gabe at our place on Thursday 6 July to take a tour through the best ciders you've never tasted. Tickets are just £15, available here.

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Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

Gipsy Hill and DEYA Ramblers DIPA launch

Delighted and excited to be one of the very first places in town to get our mitts on Ramblers, a brand new 8% DIPA from the good folk at Gipsy Hill and DEYA.

A thick, oaty mash, lashings of American hops late in the boil, a perfect pitch of fruity yeast and a triple hop dose all adds up to a juice bomb we cannot wait to try.

Launches at ours on Saturday. Be the first to get this down your gullet.

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May
11
7:30 PM19:30

Give Up The Funk: A Natural Wine Tasting

Defining "natural" wine is almost as much fun as trying to define craft beer, but there are basic principles that most can agree upon. Essentially a natural wine is one that's produced with minimal intervention or additives. While they don't have to be certified organic, natural wine producers have a sense of environmental responsibility, ensuring the health of the vineyard. Their wines provide an authentic expression of where they come from.

To celebrate Real Wine Month, a celebration of natural wines, we're hosting a natural wine event at the shop with our favourite wine enthusiast Phil Barnet of Les Caves de Pyrene. We've thrown down the challenge to Phil to bring along a selection of weird and wonderful wines from all over the world - fun, yum and just a little bit unpredictable.

Join us for a journey into the land of funk. Tickets just £15 + booking fee, available here or at the shop.

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Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

Fundamentals Live #1: Hops

**SOLD OUT - SORRY**

Ever wanted to learn more about your favourite beer ingredients and how they make your preferred tasty beverage taste so damn good?

We're delighted to host our blog columnists Matthew Curtis and Claire M. Bullen on Thursday April 27th for the first instalment of Fundamentals Live.

The inaugural event in this interactive series will focus on everyone’s favourite beer ingredient: hops. Matt and Claire will take you on a tour of four amazing beers, each of which beautifully showcase hops from four regions: The UK, Germany, the US and New Zealand.

As well as drinking generous quantities of these great beers, you'll also get hands on with whole leaf and pelletised hops and learn how they impart bitterness, flavour and aroma to your favourite beers. With each beer, we'll also introduce a heated debate!

Oh, and did we mention that Claire, our resident food columnist, will be providing a food pairing to demonstrate the way hop flavours can complement some of your favourite dishes.

Tickets are just £15 per person and are available in store or online. See you here.

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Mar
30
7:30 PM19:30

Hop Burns & Bottle Share: The Sour Spectacular

Recently there was an undignified scramble on the internet as Beer Merchants released a very limited number of bottles of Cantillon for sale. Someone compared it to the Glastonbury ticket sale, which sounded like a challenge to Jen, who happened to be online when the Cantillon sale went live and accidentally ended up scoring a bottle of the much sought after St Lamvinus. Racked with guilt at depriving a non-beer-shop-owning lover of lambic joy, she realised she had to donate it to a good cause... the first HB&Bottle Share for 2017!

We're delighted to have twisted the arm of Fourpure brewer Paul Spraget, the man behind the legendary Mad Hatter Tzatziki Sour, our favourite beer of 2015. Paul will be choosing his all-time favourite sours which we'll all get to try, before throwing open the floor to you and the beers you've brought along. We've got a stack of sours we haven't had the opportunity to try yet and of course we'll be uncorking that Cantillon... It promises to be more riotous than ever with Paul involved, so we know this will be another sell-out. Tickets are £15 (plus booking fee if booking online) - be quick...

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Mar
11
4:00 PM16:00

Saturday tasting: Brick Brewery Peckham Pils can launch

One of our most enduring beery relationships has been with Peckham's own Brick Brewery. We're not only neighbours (literally - Jen and Glenn live a few doors down from founder Ian and family) but good friends, and we've been delighted to see how the brewery and tap room has flourished since we first visited on opening day back in 2013.

Brick's beer has also flourished at ours, with Peckham Pils one of our best-selling beers since we first opened our doors, so we're particularly delighted to host the launch of Brick's hot new 500ml Peckham Pils cans this weekend, which celebrates the brewery's 223rd brew.

You're invited to join us at the shop between 4-6pm this Saturday to meet Ian from Brick, try his range of beers - including, of course, Peckham Pils - and pick up some of the super-stylish 500ml cans, designed by Camberwell artist Iris Loi through a collaboration with Peckham Platform, a fantastic creative and educational charity based in Peckham.

And if you can't make it to ours, the cans will also be available on Saturday at rhe Brick tap room, where you can accompany your beer with some of Slow Richie's sensational street food.

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Dec
17
12:00 PM12:00

Pop(Up) Burns & Black at Serious Pig

We're getting together with our favourite meaty snack providers Serious Pig for a Xmas shopping pop-up under the arches on Blenheim Grove.

There'll be everything you need for a very beery Christmas, with Hop Burns & Black's favourite craft beer selections - gift packs, sharing bottles and more - as well as Serious Pig's succulent craft meat, plus amazing hot sauces, wine and cider.

Just a few yards up the road from Peckham Rye Station - pop in for free tasters and get your Xmas shopping sorted. Good times!

Saturday 10th and 17th December, 12-6pm
Serious Pig, Arch 221, Blenheim Grove, London SE15 4QL

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