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London Beer Week: Top five venues to visit

Event rounds up five of the best pubs to visit and beers to try at the first London Beer Week, which runs from 16-22 February.

London Beer Week: Top five venues to visit
London Beer Week: Top five venues to visit

Ask For Janice
Coffee house, craft beer hangout and underground gin bar, Ask For Janice has something to offer for any time of the day. This latest venue from The Urban Leisure Group has been designed with a raw and eclectic look to match its varied products.

Ask For Janice will be promoting Wolf Pack Lager from The Wildman Craft Beer Company. Founded by Saracens’ Alistair Hargreaves and Chris Wyles, Wolf Pack is their first beer.

Temple Brew House
One of the newest venues on London Beer Week's programme, this cosy basement pub was opened last November. The Temple Brew House will be promoting an American Pale Ale called The Gavel. Produced behind the venue’s bar, few beers can boast a shorter journey from origin to drinker.

Craft Cocktail Company
In an efficient and radical reform of cocktail service the Craft Cocktail Company serves bottled and draught cocktails that have been mixed in its back room. Visible from an upstairs balcony, this bulk production has been designed to speed up service without compromising taste.

Despite its focus on cocktails, the venue will be promoting its own Belgian style beer. Named Thyme of the Saison, it was produced by working with a Whitechapel microbrewery.

The Lyric
A classically styled Victorian pub, The Lyric distinguishes itself by focusing on a wide selection of draught beers sourced from independent breweries.

Its promoted beer for London Beer Week will be Big Smoke's Dark Water Porter, which is brewed by a recently founded microbrewery based in a CAMRA award winning Surbiton pub.

CASK Pub & Kitchen
Conveniently located a short walk from Victoria, CASK’s understated furnishing and hearty burger menu offers the feel of a traditional pub. However, the constantly rotating beers it offers are far from familiar – both its well stocked bottle fridges and battery of pumps has made it a focus of craft beer’s rising status in London.

The pub’s promoted beer during London Beer Week will be The Kernel’s Pale Ale. Brewed with a recipe that changes with every batch, it will surprise as much as anything in CASK's selection.

Last month, Guinness was confirmed for London Beer Week activation.

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