Celebrated brewery drops 'B-Side' brew to celebrate day of music at its Greenwich HQ
At a loose end tomorrow? Well, look no further than Meantime Brewing Company, who've combined excellent live music with a brand new beer drop in a move specially designed to make you hotfoot it to their Greenwich beer house.
It's part of Record Store Day, which celebrates 15 years of vinyl worship this year and proceeds from the event will go to tip-top charity partners, War Child, who are currently doing stellar work helping children from war-torn Ukraine, so know that your money will make an immediate impact where it's needed most.
Meantime Presents Record Store Day Live is a day-long event headlined by soulful singer-songwriter, Samm Henshaw, and Hak Baker, who's fresh off the back of a sell-out UK tour which culminated in a gig at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire and recently played The Roundhouse in Camden.
Also performing are punk-funkers, Do Nothing and funk-soul act Sister Cookie - favourites of 6Music's Craig Charles. That's a lot of funk to go round.
But it's not all about the live music. There'll also be DJ sets and the chance to bag yourself some Record Store Day merch and actual records (it is Record Store Day, after all!) at the vinyl fair, which will play host to local shops Peckham Soul and Dream House London. As is the norm, expect to find new releases, rare pressings and special, one-offs that might be worth a pretty penny in the future.
But it's at a brewery, so there must be beer, right? Well, you're in luck! There'll be loads of the stuff. And just to make the day extra special, there'll be a fresh-brew dropping just for the occasion. Joshua Smith of Meantime gives us the lowdown:
How about that? Wake up the next morning without the hangover-guilt, as every beer you sink means another donation to a worthy cause. You're a giver, champ, and don't you forget it!
Tickets cost £12.50 (including that all-important War Child donation) and you can also buy B-side beer online.