The place smelt of an old man on his way home from another day spent at the local Wetherspoons yet there was not a soul over the age of thirty in sight. Craft ales have been on the rise and to reflect this, the trendy market of Old Spitalfields packed their place for a fest full of music, good beer and hipsters. I heard one girl in distress as she cried that her beloved vintage clothes would not be on sale today, boo hoo.
What made this brewers market have an extra edge, is that the Independent Label Market was accompanying them by offering the latest unheard sounds. It could be the best place to find the next big band. That’s only if you have enough muscle to push your way through all the beards and beanie hats. Grebo records was selling their music to the masses, but had an accompanying acoustic singer in their little space which was a sweet touch.
The selection of beer was enough to bring me out of my hungover coma and man the fuck up. Meantime Brewing‘s stall looked very swish with its chalices and skinny bottles. I squeezed myself in to try their Chocolate Porter which was smooth and delectable. Meantime also sell a raspberry malt that’s worth a taster.
Next I picked myself up a nifty cooler and a can from Beavertown. Initially, the skull graphic and rocker vibe pulled me to try their Neck Oil which invariably went down a charm. It was no surprise that the IPA was top notch as big things are expected for this brewery who recently partnered with leading brand, Jameson for an exclusive Stout called Geronimo. We are yet to taste the goods.
The market was worth a check out and I’m sure from the amount of sold out beer signs I saw, it benefitted the brewery’s pockets quite well too.