In July it's the turn of Cardiff's Tiny Rebel Brewery. The team offers beer and dessert pairing sessions occasionally, and you can come and meet the brewers at the Tap Takeover this weekend. Residencies also include a regular influencer's night. For these, brewers host guided tastings of their own beers, plus the beers from other breweries that inspired them. I like this nod to the importance of being inspired by what others in the industry are doing: it provides fertile ground for exploration and offers a new dimension of understanding to bring to the beer you're drinking.
I'm all about the beer (had you guessed?) but I will mention that there is a deli counter (a deli counter!) and a decent wine selection to choose from too: eight white, eight red, two rose, two sparkling - including natural wines. Stand-out choices during my visit included Blaufrankisch Weingut Dolle 2012 and a young white Rioja from Bodegas Taron (2016).
Beer Merchants Tap
99 Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London E9 5LN
020 3222 5592
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