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Just Brew It

One Mile End Home Brew Competition

One Mile End and Draft House present our first ever Homebrew competition

Just Brew It – your beer sold on tap at Draft House

The chance to brew your beer with One Mile End Brewery and see it served on tap at all Draft House and One Mile End venues.Open For Entries: 19th March – 15th April 2018 

Categories:

PALE: Lager, Pilsner, Pale Ale, IPA, Session Ale etc

DARK: Porter, Stout, Brown Ale, Black IPA etc

SPECIALITY: Wheat, Sour, Belgian, Saison, Fruit etc

 

Prizes:

1st Prize in each category: The winning beer from each category will be brewed at One Mile End and served on tap across all Draft House & One Mile End venues in addition to a cash prize for the 1st place homebrewers.

2nd Prize in each category: £75 Draft House bar tab

3rd Prize in each category: Case of assorted One Mile End beers

 

Judges:

The Draft House Beer Geeks, One Mile End Team, Ladies that Beer, Beer Industry Professionals & Enthusiasts

 

How to enter:

Download, print and fill out the entry form & bottle label from this website and attach it to your bottles with a rubber band. Drop off your brew at any Draft House location, One Mile End pub or the One Mile End Brewery.

or

Download & fill out entry form and bottle label and post to:

One Mile End Brewery
Unit 2
Compass West Estate
32 West Rd
London
N17 0XL

Entry:

All styles welcome
Max 1 entry per category / Max 2 entries total
Each entry must consist of three 330ml (or larger) bottles
There is no entry fee for this competition
Please ensure bottle entry labels are secured as unlabelled bottles won’t be accepted
In case of shipping your entry via post – please package your items appropriately
Every effort will be made to contact entrants whose items have broken during shipping so that a replacement can be sent.
All entry recipes will remain confidential and will not be used beyond this event without the agreement of the winning entry & One Mile End Brewery
Winners will be announced May 2018

Requirements:
You must be over 18
You must be a UK homebrewer
You can have no connections with a trading brewery

Any questions regarding entry & the competition can be sent to info@onemileend.com.

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12 Feb 2018,

There is Hope

The end of January marks a seismic shift in the world of Draft House. Tectonic plates grind and in various part of the south-east of England deep tremors are felt. Pterodactyls hover and cry menacingly as human-kind huddles for warmth in their caves, sipping hastily-foraged tea and trying not to remember the glory that is beer. But a few brave souls (some call them fools) still dare to hope that the good times may come again.

Then, right around the first of February there is a mighty BOOM, as if the Hoover Dam had given way. Suddenly we are bathed in a warm golden light. IT’S OK. BEER IS BACK.

And two days later, the Six Nations starts with England v Italy / France v Ireland / Wales v Scotland. Here at the Draft House we have brewed Ruck ‘n’ Maul with Siren Brewery, a delicious session pale ale (3.5%) to honour the tournament. Get down early on match days to bag yourself a good seat, and you can enjoy a glass (or two) for £3 a pint before 2pm.

I guarantee you, by Saturday night next week, it will all feel like a bad dream. Perhaps it was.

AUSTRALIA DAY

In the meantime, the Beer Underground has refused to observe January propriety. All month we have ducked into the Draft House and been confronted with an extraordinary array of never before seen Aussie beers. And, sweet Jesus they are delicious! Not to mention the glory that is the Chicken Parmy, Australia’s national dish.

Well, there’s another week to go of Australia Month and it all culminates in a giant V-Sign to January with Australia Day THIS FRIDAY. So get down to a Draft House near you and help us finish off the container-load of awesome rare Aussie beer we have brought in specially for the day.

And so I say: DO NOT BE PART OF THE PROBLEM. BE PART OF THE SOLUTION. DRINK BEER! BE HAPPY!!

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25 Jan 2018,

Beer is Bonzer!

Beer is Bonzer at Draft House

After years of trying, we think we may have found the Solution for January.

All the way over on the other side of the world, there is a magical land known as Australia. Down under in January it is warm and sunny and the month is spent on the beach, drinking great beer and building up to Australia Day.

Here at The Draft House we thought importing a little Australian atmosphere – not to mention awesome beer & tucker – might allow a ray of sunshine and hope to penetrate the winter gloom of Britain.

So throughout January we’ll be celebrating all things beery and foodie from Oz. We’ll be bringing you beers from Stone & Wood, Nomad, Mornington Peninsular, Pirate Life and the Big Shed Brewing Company. Some of these phenomenal brews have never been seen before in the UK.

To make it easier to sample as many as possible we will be offering all Aussie draft beers at £3 for a Schooner (that’s Aussie for a 2/3 pint) between 5-7pm every day in January.

For those who have worked up an appetite trekking across the outback (or sales shopping on Oxford Street) we’re also adding Australian-inspired dishes to the Menu.

To kick things off there’s the Aussie Lot Burger (basically a Hamburger with EVERYTHING!).

And then there is the Parmy. We have to confess this was a new one for us. We knew about the Aussie passion for small pies and eggs on burgers – but who knew that the Chicken Parmigiana (known locally as ‘Parmy’) was a national obsession? This is a breaded chicken breast topped with tomato sauce, ham and melted cheese. YUM. For the veggies we’re including an Egg Plant version as well. DOUBLE-YUM.

There will also be an exciting events programme throughout January including barbecues, Aussie Happy Hours, Bogan Shouts, themed pub quizzes and of course the Australia Day celebrations. See our events page for full details.

Strewth and Crikey! See you at the bar with a Cold One!

Charlie

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21 Dec 2017,

Christmas is Bedlam at The Tankard

The revival of The Tankard on Kennington Road has been one of the proudest moments in my time at The Draft House. Here we took a tired disco-pub and reacquainted the place with its rich London history.

The Tankard stands on at the corner of Kennington Road on the edge of The Imperial War Museum park.

It’s a spectacular spot, but one which hides a darkish secret. The Imperial War Museum building was originally the Bethlehem Hospital – a name which was pronounced by Cockneys as ‘Bedlam’. The asylum – and its nickname – became so iconic that even now Bedlam is a general English term for disorder or craziness.

Now in those days Bedlam was surrounded by a high wall. And The Tankard was purpose-built with a roof terrace to afford drinkers a peep over that wall.

So the inmates were the entertainment. A truly Dickensian concept and one which seems almost inconceivable today.
Incidentally, the indoor-outdoor Terrace Bar – complete with heaters is an awesome place to host a party at Christmas or any other time.

For more info, please contact hello@drafthouse.co.uk.

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13 Nov 2017,

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