Ideas hatched over a beer rarely come to fruition, though they must at least motivate you to some sort of action, or else Gazza would do, like, nothing. Actually following through -- and ensuring you probably won't -- the fellows behind London Fields Brewery.
Conceived by a pair of barley-pop enthusiasts over a pint of the very thing they're so enthusiastic about, Fields is housed in an open East London space with its own outdoor seating area, where they'll be crafting six different beers, a number whittled down to after an initial "experimental mass fermenting effort" -- oddly not a euphemism for uni. The final half dozen count an easy drinking session ale, an unfiltered lager, the bold "Hackney Hopstar" IPA, and "Love Not War" ale, recently concocted whilst barricaded inside during the riots, imagining no possessions. To launch the place in style, they're bringing you three full days of partying this weekend (no RSVP -- just show up), with festivity enhancers including a full hog roast, a wood-fired pizza oven, a live band busting out jazz, folk & blues, and the first public tasting of their various bevs, which will be ready, lest they literally fail to organize a piss-up at a brewery.
Pretty soon, you'll be able to buy the suds online and in local bars, as well as direct from the brewery via a swap-a-crate scheme that'll see them give discounts for refilling used bottles, provided you didn't break yours whilst tackling your demons.