London’s Belgian craft beer festival, Ales Tales, is returning for a second year on June 1 and 2, with more than 70 beers from 20 breweries at the Oval Space, in Hackney.
Tickets — which start from £35 and which are available here — give visitors five hours of unlimited tasters as well as a restaurant-quality food pairing experience and entertainment.
Ales Tales is the brainchild of two Belgians, Nicolas Tondeur and Sayuri Kasajima, and was created after the duo were unable to find their favourite Belgian beers in the local pubs and supermarkets of London.
This year, the festival will include new and innovative offerings from the Alvinne brewery, to the century-old Westmalletrappist brewery,Brasserie de la Senne, and the British-influenced Brasserie de l’Ermitage.
Seasoned Brussels chef, Fabrice Rocheteau, will create an authentic Belgian food pairing experience with an original menu including Belgian fries and cheese.
Nicolas Tondeur said: “We are thrilled to bring the festival back this summer, with new beers to taste, and new breweries to discover and talk to. We can’t wait to show Londoners how vibrant the beer scene in Belgium is.”
More details on the Ales Tales website