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Ales Tales Returns for a Second Year of The Finest Belgian Craft Beers With 70 Varieties From Over 2

Ales Tales, London’s original Belgian craft beer festival is back for a second year with an expertly curated selection of 20 breweries with nine new additions for 2018 offering over 70 varieties of Belgian craft beer. A ticket to the acclaimed showcase will give beer-lovers five hours of unlimited tasters from some of Belgium’s most influential craft breweries whilst soaking up a slice of Belgian culture with a restaurant quality food pairing experience and entertainment.

Ales Tales is the brainchild of two Belgians, Nicolas Tondeur and Sayuri Kasajima, it was created after the duo were unable to find their favourite Belgian beers in the local pubs and supermarkets of London. Unrivalled in provenance and variety, Belgium have been brewing since the 12th century and the country’s varieties span from the world-famous Trappist heritage to those on the ever-expanding craft scene. Following a successful debut last year, Ales Tales 2018 will see the tastemaking festival offer 70 Belgian craftbeers across 20 breweries, including new and innovative offerings from the Alvinne brewery, to the century old Westmalle trappist brewery, Brasserie de la Senne, and the British influenced Brasserie de l’Ermitage.

The exceptional curation of Belgian beers is not all on offer, seasoned Brussels chef, Fabrice Rocheteau, will create an authentic Belgian food pairing experience with an original menu including Belgian fries and cheese,Ales Tales promises the full Belgian experience in London. Situated in Hackney on the 1st and 2nd of June, the festival will also include eclectic music as well as the chance to experience Belgium’s unique beer and food culture. Discussing the return of Ales Tales, creator Nicolas Tondeur adds: “We are thrilled to bring the festival back this summer, with new beers to taste, new breweries to discover and talk to. We can’t wait to show Londoners how vibrant the beer scene in Belgium is.” Undoubtedly set to be one of London’s best curated beer events of the summer, Ales Tales is open to everyone from beer enthusiasts, curious novices and anyone interested in a fantastic day out with a friendly atmosphere. Early bird tickets are £35 and full price tickets £42 which guarantees five hours at Ales Tales to taste as many beers as desired, available here

1 & 2 June 2018

Oval Space, Hackney London E2 9TD

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