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Next week sees the return of London Beer Week, so we’ve made a special list of 10 great beers to try over the course of the festival. But for those who are more adventurous, you could try a ‘hoptail’. These are special, beer-based cocktails. Priced just £5 for wristband wearers.
With a London Beer Week wristband, these hoptails are all available for £5.
1. Kernow Gigglemug
Sharp’s Chalky’s Bite, gin, roasted fennel seed syrup, citrus and caramelized kosovar juniper foam. Complex and fresh.
Available at Worship Street Whistling Shop, 63 Worship Street, EC2A 2DU.
2. M-ale Tai
A traditional Tiki rework made using Brewdog Punk IPA and Scotch. Punchy and reviving.
Available at Craft Cocktail Company, Arch 253, Paradise Row, E2 9LE.
3. Peroni Sour
Peroni Nastro Azzurro, calvados, lemon juice and bergamot reduction. Autumnal, elegant flavours.
Available at Union Street Cafe, 47-51 Great Suffolk St, SE1 0BS.
4. The Tank Old Fashioned
Pilsner Tank Beer, Woodford Reserve Bourbon, beer sugar and orange bitters. Rich and aromatic.
Available at The Duck and Rice, 90 Berwick St, W1F 0QB.
5. Apri-Hop Sour
Bulleit bourbon, lemon juice, apricot liqueur, Hop House 13 Lager. Smooth and warming.
Available at Hop House 13 LDN (LBW pop-up), 7 Dray Walk, Old Truman Brewery, E1 6QL.
A specially created hoptail made using Big Hug ale, tequila, lime juice and agave syrup.
Available at all London Cocktail Club venues.
For more information, visit londonbeerweek.com.