Uppers & Downers began in 2013 as a conversation between Good Beer Hunting's Michael Kiser and World Barista Champion Stephen Morrissey about the lack of creativity and sophistication in coffee beers. Fast forward five years and Uppers & Downers has grown into a series of immersive and collaborative coffee/beer experiences. Click here to read the recap of this year's Chicago festival.
After the success of our first London-based event at Brew by Numbers last year, we're growing our UK Uppers & Downers to feature more brewers, more roasters, more attendees, and more space. We’ll be setting up shop in Mick’s Garage in Hackney Wick, operated by Crate Brewery, and invite both coffee and beer fans to come and experience this unique event.
Uppers & Downers London
Date: Saturday 19th May
Venue: Mick’s Garage (Opposite Crate Brewery Taproom) Queens Yard, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5EN
Ticket Cost: £45 (+ booking fees) - £5 discount for members of our subscriber community
Ticket gets you: admittance to the 5-hour event, a glass and small swag, plus as much coffee and 100ml pours of coffee-beer as you’d like to enjoy
Uppers & Downers will bring together roasters and brewers pouring experimental one-off coffee beer collaborations. Our goal with U&D is to focus on coffee as a specialty brewing and blending ingredient with origin. To that end, you'll get to experience coffee beers in a range of unexpected styles, extraction methods, and blending techniques that showcase the innovative flavors, aromatics, and textures in the finished beer.
We’re excited to announce that the following brewers will be pouring at this years Uppers & Downers London:
Brew by Numbers
We’ve also so far confirmed the following roasters who will be collaborating with our brewers and serving up coffee at the festival:
The Roasting Shed
Further roasters, as well as some other fun treats, will be announced soon.
Photos from the 2108 Chicago festival
photos by Stephanie Byce