On Thursday we headed to Mother Kelly’s in East London to take over the taps with our friends from Duration Brewing.

We launched our West Coast DIPA, brewed here at North Brewing Co in January.

The beer is an old skool piney, bitter West Coast style beer that tastes like those IPAs that first got you into craft beer. It’s a homage to those first bottles of Odell IPA or Sierra Nevada Torpedo and hopped with OGs Simcoe, Centennial and Columbus.

Fancy trying it for yourselves? Grab a can here. 

Photos by Chris Coulson 

Whilst in London we caught up with some old friends at Craft Beer Rising, ate bagels from Brick Lane (of course) and went to a proper East End pie + mash shop in Hoxton.

We also swung by Copy Cat festival – a beer festival held in an old public toilet in Shoreditch organised by Kill the Cat and Two Tribes. We sat outside in unseasonably warm weather drinking little cups of Whiplash’s excellent Surrender to the Void DIPA.

John + Russ hopped on the train and headed up to The Stoneworks in Peterborough. There we poured 22 taps of North Brewing Co aka our biggest tap takeover yet. It was ace to have collabs on the taps brewed with some of our favourite people in the industry: Finback, Barrier, Duration, Left Handed Giant, Track, Basqueland + Pig’s Ears.

Thanks to everyone who made this trip so ace – we are truly lucky to work in an industry where we get to hang out with such good people.