The Blackhorse Beer Mile Officially Launches This Weekend

Will Noble
By Will Noble Last edited 24 months ago

Last Updated 01 May 2022

The Blackhorse Beer Mile Officially Launches This Weekend
people drinking in front of brewery equipment
Exale is one of six breweries on the Blackhorse Beer Mile. Image: Exale

Move aside Bermondsey — there's another Beer Mile in town!

In fact, the six breweries of the Blackhorse Beer Mile — Truman's, Signature Brew, Exale, Beerblefish, Wildcard and Hackney — have been around for a little while now, but this Sunday (1 May) marks the official launch of the walkable drinking route in north-east London.

To celebrate, all breweries will be open from 12pm to 12am (Beerblefish closes at 10.30pm), putting on live music, street food, brewery tours and lashings of delicious/exclusive beers.

People drinking on tables in front of brewery equipment
Signature Brew is a great music venue, as well as a cracking brewery. Image: Signature Brew

Blackhorse Road/Overground station on the Victoria line is just minutes away from the 'first' brewery (Truman's Social Club), although, of course, you can visit as many or as few breweries as you like, and in whatever order too. (There's no entrance fee for any of them.)

Something that might pique your interest in ticking them all off: there'll be tokens to collect at each brewery on 1 May — get them all and there's a free beer glass with your name on it*. But do drink responsibly kids — and remember, the Blackhorse Beer Mile is very much an ongoing thing.

A vibrant can of beer with 'I Got the Power' on it
Image: Hackney Brewery

The original 'Beer Mile' in Bermondsey, south east London consists of many more breweries and taprooms, including Partisan, Manchester's Cloudwater, and the redoubtable Kernel — although collectively, the establishments have never been officially called the Beer Mile.

In a sense then, London's Beer Mile has finally arrived!

*Beer glass won't have your actual name on it.