For the first time ever, CRATE Brewery is hosting a Winter Escape Festival - a celebration of beer, music, food and creative demos, supporting sustainability and local craft.
- CRATE Brewery, Mick’s Garage Unit 8 Queen’s Yard, London, E9 5EN
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CRATE Brewery will be kicking off the colder season with its first ever Winter Escape Festival - a celebration of beer, music, food and creative demos, supporting sustainability and local craft. Hosted in Mick’s Garage, CRATE’s open-plan warehouse, the space will be decked out with overhead festoon lighting and outdoor fire pits surrounded by upcycled furniture to settle into.
Throwing open the doors at midday, CRATE has invited its favourite London breweries to help them in keeping all beer-lovers’ glasses topped up into the evening, including Three Sods Brewery, the award-winning brewery in the heart of Bethnal Green, Deviant and Dandy, Hackney’s very own independent craft brewery, and Neckstamper Brewing hailing from Walthamstow. Before making your way to the Makers Market where you can pick up last minute hand-made Christmas gifts from craft makers such as jewellers Emma Aitchison and Promises, Promises, you'll be able to choose from a number of local independent food producers including CRATE’s stone-baked pizzas.
CRATE’s beer experts will be leading hourly tours of the brewery and its taprooms, as well as tea workshops by tea guru Don Mei of Camden speciality tea-shop Mei Leaf. Alongside masterclasses on how to make your own kombucha by JARR Kombucha’s Adam Vanni, visitors will also have the chance to learn how to wheel-throw at pottery workshops led by Potters Thumb, the Brighton-based pottery studio, who co-developed the innovative recycled-glass crockery used at CRATE’s new zero-waste arrival, Silo. The festival will move to the beat of a line-up of live music including Galaxians, the Leeds-based three piece that combine live instrumentation and dance-floor energy, and Lunch Money Life, London’s own experimental jazz band, as well as DJs Pato, Joshua Murfitt and The Iron Glove.
For those who want to continue the party, CRATE’s warehouse will be transformed into Mick’s Garage for Club Mick’s, East London’s renowned late-night dance club.