Quick post as I am rushing around this week......
CAMRA's legendary London winter beer festival (known as Pig's Ear) makes it 26th appearance this week at Ocean in Hackney from Tuesday to Saturday this week.
Neither the town of Hackney nor the actual night club style venue were initially very well received by London's drinkers when the event was resurrected a couple of years ago after many years at Stratford.
However, last year, the numbers were up and plenty more beer was drunk so people are slowly getting used to it and clearly having a good time.
I don't think you can beat it for its range of winter, Christmas and one-off festival special beers.
I will be down there tomorrow as I am chairing the CBOB panel that is judging the barley wine category; mmmm barley wine at 10am.
Enjoy it everyone.
More info and beer list available on the ELAC Camra website here.