Name: Bramble Sour
Brewery: Gipsy Hill, London, England X People Like Us, Copenhagen, Denmark
Type: Kettle Sour
First tried: 440ml can
A very tart sour with a sharp sour taste, underlying fruit smoothie flavour of blackberry, raspberry and lingonberry. A tasty beer but possibly too sour for some people.
Brewery: Wander Beyond Brewing, Manchester, England
Type: Berliner Weisse
First tried: 1/2 pint @ Star and Garter, Bromley
A tart, deep berliner weisse sour. Rich with a dark blueberry taste. It doesn’t taste like it’s 7%!
Name: Damn Dead Strawberry
Brewery: Wild Weather Ales, Silchester, England
Type: Strawberry Lactose Sour
First Tried: 1/2 pint @ The Rusty Bucket, Eltham
Very light flavour, super fruity with a slight sour after taste. A delicious crisp sour with a pungent smell of creamy strawberries.
Name: Mel ‘N Mint
Brewery: Pilot Beer, Edinburgh, Scotland
Type: Watermelon, Mint & Hibiscus Semi-Sour
First tried: 330ml can from Waterintobeer, Brockley
The official beer of the Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival, May 2019. A deliciously fragrant watermelon scented beer, which is super light and refreshing. It would be easy to drink a few of these. The only disappointment is that it’s not very minty.
Name: Stone Fruit and Amarillo Sour
Brewery: Brick Brewery, Peckham Rye, England
Type: Kettle Sour
First tried: 1/2 pint @ Brick Brewery Taproom Peckham
Light, fruity and almost slightly creamy sour. This is dry and citrusy, I think it would be easy to have a few glasses of this.
Name: Queer Royale
Brewery: The Queer Brewing Project x Affinity Brew Co, England
Type: Blackcurrant Ale
First tried: 1/2 pint @ Little Faith, Deptford
Full of fruity blackcurrant flavour, the Ribena of ales! A juicy, light and refreshing pale ale. This is a beer for everyone, which is apt given the values of the brewers.
It’s a hazy, warm evening and you’re walking through Soho, weaving in and out of the crowds in search of refreshment and possibly dinner.
Head to La Bodega Negra on Moor Street, sit in the window on the right, a small window bar with only two seats – a pleasant distance away from the hub-bub of the main restaurant area and a welcome distance between you and Soho’s bustling side roads.
When I was there I chose the original frozen margarita and the chef’s selection of 6 tacos. It was just the right amount of food for a light dinner.
However if you’re feeling ready to brave the mean streets of theatre go-ers, then you should head over to Gelupo on Archer Street for a delicious scoop of gelato.
Also! If you like tacos then make sure you go to Tortilleria El Pastor @ Stanworth Street, under the railway arches near Bermondsey / Maltby Steet Market. Their tacos are excellent.