The Role Of The Thames In The History Of Beer

A Chiswick Pier talk on the river and local breweries

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Chiswick Pier Trust’s annual ‘Talks by the Thames’ season kicks off later this month with ‘River of Beer’, taking place at Pier House, Chiswick W4 2UG on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 at 7:30pm.

‘River of Beer’ will feature beer historian Martyn Cornell’s guide to the once-famous breweries that grew up alongside the Thames. Martyn will look at the important role the Thames has played in the history of brewing in Britain, and the classic beer styles invented and brewed on its banks including porter and IPA. Martyn is an author of several books on beer and has his own award-winning blog.

Following the talk, there will be a chance to taste some of the best beer still brewed by the Thames courtesy of Fuller's. Their Head Brewer, Georgina Young, will be leading a tutored tasting of five Fuller’s beers. The session will show the wide range of styles, colour and, most importantly, flavours that can be delivered from one brewery.

Due to anticipated demand, they are asking all those interested in attending the talk to book tickets in advance Tel: 020 8742 2713. Tickets are £3 or free to Chiswick Pier Trust members. Doors open at 7:00pm for registration and the talk will start at 7:30pm, with a finish at around 9:30pm.

For further information on the Pier and how to get there, contact the Chiswick Pier Trust
020 8742 7132 / 020 8742 2713, or visit

September 13, 2017

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