Stokey Beer Fest is returning to North London on February 8 and 9, with some of the craft scene’s most respected brewers in attendance.
The festival, established in 2017, will once again be held at Abney Hall, Stoke Newington Church Street, aiming to champion small, emerging, independent brewers and cider makers from around the UK, such as Liverpool’s Neptune Brewery, and Boutilliers, of Faversham, Kent.
Organiser, Christopher Martin — a Stoke Newington resident and founder of North London’s Seven Sisters Brewery — said: “For the last two years now Stokey Beer Fest has distinguished itself as a chilled out and intimate event with excellent beer, and 2019 will be no exception.”
Christopher founded the brewery in 2015, along with business partner Tristan Bradley, before eventually being joined by fellow brewing enthusiast Julio Santoyo.
Without a premises of their own, they ‘cuckoo brew’ at facilities in Bermondsey, Highbury and Ilford. Their first customers included Max Halley, of Max’s Sandwich Shop in Crouch Hill, and the Rose and Crown in Kentish Town. Stokey Beer Fest is a natural extension of Seven Sisters Brewery’s passion for beer and its surrounding community.
Early bird tickets
“I’m incredibly excited about the range of breweries and beer styles that we’re going to have at this years festival,” Christopher added.
Early bird tickets are available at £15 (while stocks last) but will rise to the full price of £25 (plus booking fee) on January 1. Each ticket includes a third of beer from each of the 12 producers and retailers pouring at the event, plus a free can of beer from Seven Sisters Brewery. If additional pours are required, additional tokens will be available at £1 each, with the majority of beers costing just two to three tokens.
Sessions will run from 8pm to midnight on Friday, and noon to 5pm, then 6pm to 11pm, on Saturday.
The full list of brewers and retailers attending comprises: Bianca Road, Boutilliers, Boxcar, Elusive, The Kernel, Hop Stuff, Little Earth Project, Neptune, Ora, Seven Sisters, Solvay Society and cider distributor The Fine Cider Company, which will be bringing a collection of ciders from its portfolio, including some from respected cider maker Tom Oliver.
• Tickets are available now via Evenbrite