Transition Tipple at St Mary’s Brewery

Look out for a new ‘green beer’ made with locally grown fresh hops. These hops were grown by members of Transition groups all over Camden, harvested on Sunday 10 September and brought to St Mary’s for the brewery to produce a green hopped IPA.

Green hopped beers originated in Kent, where the tradition of hop-picking goes back hundreds of years. These particular beers are a celebration of the end of the season and are made as soon as the hops are picked to produce a fresh, grassy, citrus-flavoured beer.

Hops are being grown in people’s gardens, school playgrounds, and even outside Kentish Town Medical centre. If you fancy growing a hop yourself next year (the dwarf ones can grow in pots quite happily), then email

St Mary’s Brewery is a new microbrewery with a difference. All the profits go to supporting the church’s outstanding youth work, including working with young people who are vulnerable to gangs and have very limited opportunities.

Brewery annual beer tasting and opening

On 3 November there will be a chance to sample the brewery’s beers. Our Bishop will be there to bless the brewing equipment in the crypt and the beers. This event will be ticketed, to include beer and food in the price.

Transition Tipple will also be available on the beer stall at the Primrose Hill Farmers’ Market every Saturday.

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