The catalyst? Why, a visit to the much-hyped but actually pretty good Walthamstow Wetlands. From there it’s a ten-minute stroll – and well worth it, too.
Our only tip for BB virgins (ahem) is to get there early, as the seating quickly vanishes, especially, we imagine, this Saturday, as it’s the last afternoon of carousing before the breweries break for three weeks over Xmas.
1,2,3…boo! But at least Beavertown are going out with a bang – with the usual ten or so keg offerings in handy two-third pint glasses (we still find it hard to stray from the superlative Gamma Ray) at very-reasonable-for-London prices too.
And you could even, um, tick off a bit of Xmas shopping at the same time – what with those stylish cans ready to give to the boozy beer lovers in your life. (You’ve now justified an afternoon on the sauce.)
Finally, post-Beavertown, don’t forget to walk round the corner to check out the equally excellent – if a little more relaxed – Pressure Drop brewery, too. Hic.