We Brought Beer turns 5 this year! Can you believe it? We barely can. Five years ago we didn’t have a clue what we were doing. All we knew was that we wanted to open a bottle shop that had a first class range of beers, super friendly, knowledgeable staff and an ethos of celebrating beer in all its forms. It’s been something of a journey but on August 10th 2019, we officially turn 5! So we thought we should have a party to celebrate, or rather, five parties to be precise.

We present to you the We Brought Beer Big Birthday Beer Bash (or WBBBBBB for sort of short), a 5 day celebration of beer.

Day 1, Tuesday 6th August: Epic Bottle Share

Our regular bottle share is already famous for it’s stonkingly good line up, laissez faire attitude to rules and timings and is a generally pretty jovial place to while away a few hours in good company. To celebrate WBBBBBB week, we’re upping the ante, featuring a line up of beers not readily available in the UK. We’re talking top levels of geekiness with beers from breweries you’ve always wanted to try. Tickets for this are super limited to just 8 and won’t hang about long so jump in and sign up quickly here.

Day 2, Wednesday 7th August: Beer & Pizza Pairing with Well Kneaded

We’ve worked with our friends at Well Kneaded a couple of times before, most recently at their new pizzeria in Earlsfield. As well as making super tasty sourdough pizzas, they also do good by employing disadvantaged youngsters. We wanted to team up again to celebrate our 5th birthday so have invited them to our Balham store for a very special beer & pizza pairing evening featuring a line up of pizzas cooked fresh and designed to pair with the beers we’ve chosen. £20 gets you 4 large slices plus 4 decent sized tasters, plus some food & beer pairing spiel from us. You can’t say fairer than that!

Sign up here.

Day 3, Thursday 8th August: Meet the Brewer with Northern Monk

Northern Monk Brewery
Returning for a second time to our Balham store, it’s a great privilege to welcome back the good folk from Northern Monk. In the short few years they’ve been in existence, Northern Monk have lit up the beer scene, be it with their solid core range (Faith is arguably the best IPA in the UK), funky Patrons Project specials or their twice yearly beer festivals. Northern Monk truly are one of the UK’s best breweries and we are delighted to welcome them to our Balham store for our Birthday week Meet The Brewer.

The beers for this one are being finalised but suffice to say, they’re going to special.

Spaces for this event are free but limited – email events@webroughtbeer.co.uk to reserve your space(s).

Day 4, Friday 9th August: In-store sampling

A little more of a relaxed vibe to day 4, as Michael, our in house events guru, will be choosing a few of his favourite beers to crack open and sample with you as you shop and/or drink with us. No set event timings, just pop in, see what’s pouring and try something hopefully new and different.

Day 5: Saturday 10th August: Our Big Birthday Beer Bash

It’s our actual 5th Birthday!

Five years to the day since we opened our doors to an unknowing Balham public. Amazingly, we sold some beer on that first day, and we’ve been grateful to Balham ever since. The theme of this day is a big old knees up, featuring party games, prizes, live music sets, tasty food and a fair bit of free beer. We’ll be rocking from midday through to midnight and we’d love it so much if you would join us. No tickets are necessary but if you are planning to come along, we’d love it if you would sign up on Eventbrite here so we have a rough idea of numbers – plus, the first 50 people to turn up with their Eventbrite confirmation will get a free half pint!