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Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Pressure Drop can launch!

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Two IPAs, two different ways... NEIPA vs Brut in Pressure Drop’s first ever can release, launching exclusively at Hop Burns & Black this weekend!

Pressure Drop used Mosaic, Citra and Ekuanot hops in both of these beers. They can be tasted together and compared, or enjoyed on their own.

We’re chuffed to have Team PD in the house this Saturday. Tallboy 440ml cans in both stores - the only place you’ll find ‘em this weekend outside Pressure Drop Tap and The Experiment - with tasters from 2-6pm.

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Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

In-store tasting: Hammerton Brewery launches Mango Masher

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For the first time we’ve got North London’s Hammerton Brewery in the house! The team are hitting the Peckham shop this Saturday to launch their new Mango Milkshake IPA, Mango Masher.

In baseball, the term ‘Masher’ is used to describe a player who consistently hits home runs. Hammerton reckons they’ve knocked it outta the park with this one. Mango masher features 60 kilos of fresh mango, an abundance of oats and wheat, and dry-hop additions that portray stone fruit characteristics - all adding up to a beautifully juicy IPA.

Deptford doesn’t miss out either, with free tastings of Mango Masher all afternoon from 3pm.

Come on down and mash it up with us…

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Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

In-store tasting: Gosnells Mead

This Saturday, we've got Peckham's own mighty mead makers in the house! Tom Gosnell will be manning the counter at our East Dulwich Road shop with tasters for all, while we'll have bottles open in Deptford for you to try. 

Light, sweet and effervescent, Gosnells is deserving of all the many accolades it's won. Come along and remind yourself why we all love Gosnells so much.

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Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

In-store tasting: Serious Pig and Steam Machine

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After a summer break, our Saturday in-store tastings return.

This Saturday in both shops we'll have the latest release from Serious Pig on tasting - Snacking Cheese! Get in there before Glenn eats it all... This crazy-tasty snack is made from 100% nine-month-matured Italian hard cheese that’s been baked for ultimate 'cheese toastie' flavour and crunch. And - bonus - it's both gluten and lactose free.

We'll also have some of the latest Steam Machine beers on tasting from 2pm until stocks run out. We've been so impressed with this County Durham brewery that we wanted to share the joy. See you down the shop…

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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
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
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
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
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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