Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival kicks off today until Sunday in the beautiful surroundings of the Le Gothique hotel. Although popular, Wandsworth Common beer festivals are never too crowded, so you do not have to waste valuable drinking time queuing at the bar and promises a large selection of 100+ ales and a few ciders from around the country. A must for any ale lover South or North of the river.

Halloween means pumpkins, which means pumpkin ales. The Rake in London Bridge will have an array of pumpkin and Halloween themed beers on cask and keg on Thursday 31st October at their Pumpkin Fright Night. Beers from the likes of Brooklyn, Flying Dog, Timmermans, Beavertown, Belleville, Rebel, London Brewing Co, and Tap East

For good beer and fireworks, Alexandra Palace are combining their fireworks display with The Ally Pally German Bier Festival, on Saturday 2nd November. Beer served from 2pm

Next weekend, Camden Brewery launch Camden Hells Lager in can form  and their launch party takes place at the Camden Town Brewery Bar on Saturday 9th November between 12 and 6. Craft beer in cans has very much caught on in America so this could be the start of something beautiful.

From Friday 8th-Sunday 10th November, London microbrewery and bar Tap East  in Westfield Stratford City, will be hosting a beer festival in celebration of their second anniversary. Beer list to be confirmed.

Happy drinking!

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