The gift of home brewing: 'Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime'... by Owen Rice

there is a growing trend of localism over globalisation; home made, freshly picked, hand crafted things are becoming more valuable to us than distant products from huge international brands.

At Studio 6 (Gabriel’s Wharf on the South Bank), Anibal Torres has taken stocking an eclectic selection of crafted beers one step further. His passion for beers has started him home brewing and attending locally run courses with the intention of eventually creating his own signature drink. Mmmmm… sounds like a hobby with a great return!

In the coming editions Anibal will share some tips on how to get started but in the meantime, you can always wander along to Studio 6 and try some of their great draft and bottled beers including these currently in stock:
Sharp Pilsner, on draft
A cornish beer very popular with UK drinkers who know that this part of the world is the true spiritual home of brewing. Pale straw flavours with herbal, lemon aroma.

Alhambra Especial, on draft
Poured from a beautiful towering Moorish beer pump this is a fabulously smooth, crisp and refreshing beer with fruit and malty overtones.

Canopy Sunray Pale Ale, in bottles
A seasonal ale with a changing recipe depending on hop availability. It’s light and refreshing and perfect for summer days.

Fabulously branded beers brewed in Herne Hill

Fabulously branded beers brewed in Herne Hill

Canopy Brockwell IPA, in bottles
Hoppy, heady this Pale Ale is inspired by the great craft beers of the US using Cascade and Citra hops and British Maris Otter malts.

Home Brewing: Getting Started
If you have got the ‘beer bug’ and want to find out more Anibal has some tips for where you can start:

Good Books
“Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles”
by Ray Daniels
Formulas, ingredients, historical and modern day brewing practices.

London Beer Lab: www.londonbeerlab.com
Workshop for 1 to 3 people, based in Brixton.

London Fields Brewery: www.londonfieldsbrewery.co.uk
Home brewing classes for 1 to 4 people, based in Hackney.

Gabriel’s Wharf (the Southbank)
56 Upper Ground
t: 020 7928 6243
w: www.studio6restaurant.com

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