Once a week, on a Monday afternoon, I take my daughter swimming at The Bridge School in Camden. And each week the highlight of the trip (besides the sheer, unbridled joy I get watching my wife and daughter “swim” around the school’s hydrotherapy pool, of course) is passing Kris Wines – The Craft Beer Shop in York Way.
“The best beers, ales, wines and spirits in London,” is the claim. And looking around, at a seemingly endless selection of delicious-sounding (and cool-looking) treats, it’s hard to argue – I feel like a wide-eyed Charlie lost in Willy Wonka’s exotic house of fun.
In the end I can’t resist Beavertown‘s re-issued Bloody ‘Ell Blood Orange IPA. And last week I had some Magic Rock Highwire West Coast Pale – which was awesome – so I grab some Highwire Grapefruit and a can of the brewery’s curious-sounding Salty Kiss Gooseberry Gose. Finally I take a chance on Howling Hops‘ Pale and West Coast Special IPAs and head out.