LET’S DRINK BEER AND, REBEL….

You’re nobody these days unless you can wax lyrical about craft beers, apparently.

And as a lager top kind of beer drinker (as in I’ll only drink beer if it’s a particularly sunny day) I needed to get to grips with this phenomenon.

They do sell craft beer in the Westow, and probably other places around the triangle but for the purpose of this post, I’m going to talk about the new pop up bar Beer Rebellion in Gipsy Hill.

Directly opposite the station you can’t really miss it and it’s probably got the best pub name I’ve ever heard. In fact the name itself had me hopping down the hill to try it out.

Friends understanding my aversion to anything tasting too much like, ahem, beer recommended that I try a bottle called No.9.

This was met with blank faces at first and I looked like a bit of an eejit, but a few delicious beer tastings later (yes delicious, honestly! I think I like beer now, well special craft beer anyway), we finally stumbled across the much talked about No.9. But by this stage it was time to head off. I will be back for a No.9 soon.

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It was a perfect evening for a beer, so it was rude not to really..

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You’ll get served by really fun people with good hair…

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That’s the living room downstairs, it’s so cosy, you won’t want to leave..also probably quite a good hiding place. Before everyone else finds out about it that is.

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As you can see, there’s alot of beer to choose from, no wonder they couldn’t find No.9 at first 🙂

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Ah, there it is! It does exist afteral.

Beer Rebellion landed on our shores thanks to Lake Knight which is opening a bar in Brockley in June/July time. They’re also looking to extend their residency in Gipsy Hill. I hope this happens, it’s a great space, really different to anything else in SE19. They’ve even managed to get me excited about beer.

If you haven’t popped in yet, I highly recommend you do…

CRYSTAL PALACE MARKET – (AREN’T WE POSH!)

Nope, not the restaurant on Church Road (more of that in another blog shortly) but the ACTUAL market on Haynes Lane. I was supposed to upload these pictures last week but alas, I managed to concuss myself with an overzealous Eurovision party dance move.

The vibrant foodie stalls sprung up a few weeks ago and I understand it’s already a great success. The market was kicked off by a group called the Crystal Palace Transition Town, which is encouraging local communities to work together towards a more sustainable future.

A stroll down the lane makes for a delicious Saturday morning pitt stop and whether you’re after some wild garlic, nice slabs of meat, a spot of rustic lunch or just a mooch n chat, there are feel good vibes aplenty so tuck in…

Here are some mouth-watering photos courtesy of local photographer Anne Weingarten (@workoutpact)

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And I think that face sums it all up brilliantly!