Good Beer Hunting

May 19, 2018 (London) — Uppers & Downers Festival


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. 

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 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.

The following breweries have confirmed their attendance, with more to be announced soon!


Brew by Numbers
House Brewery
Magic Rock
Northern Monk
Weird Beard

In addition to beer, we'll have roasters on hand serving espresso, as well as some other fun treats. 

Uppers & Downers London
Date: Saturday 19th May
Time: Session one 11a-3p // Session two 4-8p
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 one 4-hour session, a glass and small swag, plus as many shots of espresso and 100ml pours of coffee-beer as you’d like to enjoy