The Bermondsey Beer Mile is sooo passé — 2020 is all about the Walthamstow Beer Mile.
Currently home to a number of breweries and taprooms — including Wild Card, Signature, Exale and Pillar Brewery's Untraditional Pub — the stretch along Blackhorse Lane and down to St James Street in north east London (which will inevitably wind up being known as the Walthamstow Beer Mile) is set to rack up a number more by the end of the year.
Trumans, which originated in Brick Lane, and later moved to Hackney Wick, will join the Walthamstow Beer Mile in spring 2020 — featuring a 250,000 hectolitre brewing setup, spacious tap room, immersive visitor experience, street food market, performance space and artist studios.
Forest Road Brewing Co — currently in E8 — is planning a postcode change move to E17 too, while a Waltham Forest spokesperson tells Londonist that, if various other leases are sorted, there could well be 10 breweries and taprooms in situ before the year's out.
It'll still have a way to go to catch up with the famous Bermondsey Beer Mile, which at recent count, had 16 breweries and taprooms.