Next Meeting: March 2017

Our next meeting will be at UBrew, Arches 29-30, 24 Old Jamaica Road, London, SE16 4AW on Monday 6th March.

We will start our meeting with a discussion of the results of our recently held EGM, and the changes we are making to keep things moving smoothly and to improve our current format.

This month we will have a presentation from LAB Members Darren Oakley of Rockhopper Brewing ( and Andy Parker of Elusive Brewing ( on their experiences of taking a home brewing hobby and scaling it up to a professional microbrewery.

After the presentation we will be presenting the results of our Fast Like a Monk, Belgian themed beer competition. There will be sampling of the winning beers and discussion. If you placed in this competition, consider bringing in extra beer to share with the group, or to swap with your rivals.

If you have any news items that you’d like to talk about, bring them to the group. Similarly, if you have a brewing question for the Q&A section that you’d like to be answered by the group bring it along and we’ll discuss it.

Members Tastings

Members tastings will be informal only, depending on time.

Beer Swap

Anyone who wishes to swap beer at the meeting, please bring your labelled bottles and deposit them in the container provided. Usual rules apply:

  • 1 bottle in, 1 bottle out
  • label should identify brewer, strength and broad style category. Handwritten labels ok too
  • bottles to be taken out during the break
  • Anything left at the end of the meeting is a free for all
  • Good beer only – bring flawed beer to a tasting session


The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

18:30 Arrive and get a beer
19:00 Introductions, news and Q&As
19:15 Results of EGM, and Q&As
19:30 Going pro with Darren and Andy
20:15 Break and grab a beer
20:30 Fast Like a Monk Tastings
21:45 End of organised activity/Informal tastings
22:00 Meeting to close