Bermondsey Beer Mile – Feb 2015

We visited Bermondsey on 7th Feb 2015 to visit some of the breweries on the Bermondsey Beer Mile.

First stop was the fantastic The Kernal Brewery. It was fairly early so the place was a little quiet. I started with a superb glass of Pale Ale Nelson Sauvin Centennial Apollo (This was probably my beer of the day), a hoppy masterpiece. This was followed up with an IPA Centennial Rakau Ella Apollo Mosaic, a lovely strong fresh juicy IPA.

I purchased a bottle of the IPA to takeaway, as well as a London Sour Cherry and an Export Stout London 1890.
Kernal Brewery

Next we took the short walk up to Enid Street to visit Brew By Numbers. I’m always impressed with the quality beers these guys keep producing, and on this occasion the 15|01 Black IPA did not disappoint. A very lively beer with a thick tan head it soon settled to a great tasting BIPA.

Brew By Numbers

I purchased a bottle of 08|03 Chocolate and Orange Stout that I’m excited to try soon.

Next stop was The Bottle Shop. As always a good selection of UK and international beers for sale here. They also have draught beers for sale. Luckily, on this day Weird Beard Brew Co were there with a tap takeover on the mezzanine floor. They had 5/6 different beers available. I tried a superbly fresh glass of Mariana Trench. The fruity hops smack you in the face on first taste and I could have sat drinking that all day. Alas, it was time to move on again. I purchased a couple of cans of Beavertown Gamma Ray and Holy Cowbell India Stout before we left.

The final stop was a few steps up the road to Anspach & Hobday. Here I enjoyed The Stout Porter. A really interesting dark roasty beer. It was incredibly drinkable and I wish I’d seen it for sale in bottles to bring home but it didn’t seem available that day.

Anspach & Hobday

After this is was on away from the railway arches, and on to get some food (The glorious Byron Burger), and then off to watch Book of Mormon. Great day.

Cheers.

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