October can only mean one thing....
I wanted to let thirsty Brockley Central readers know about the return of Octopump, The Royal Albert annual cask ale extravaganza.
Taking place across 1st-4th October, Antic London’s much loved public house will be transformed into a beer drinker haven, promising ale-filled fun, world music, art and a barrelful of good cheer.
With a nod to National Cask Ale Week, Octopump will offer twenty-four of the finest handpicked seasonal real ales, ciders and perries from London and the surrounding Southern Regions. With the likes of Marble, Left Hand Giant, Nightwatchman, Red Squirrel and Saltaire to quench your thirst, as well as some special brews from Volden Oakham Brewery and East London Brewery, you will undoubtedly be spoilt for choice.
With a strong emphasis on music and art, this year's festival will host daily live world music sessions and a pop-up exhibition in The Royal Albert's neighbouring gallery space.