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Borough Market showcases craft beer and food in new festival

Published:  29 June, 2015

London's Borough Market is to host a three-day festival of craft beer and food matching next month.

Food Meets Beer takes place in the market's Jubilee Place from July 24-26 and showcases dishes that have been individually paired with selected beers.

There will be live demonstrations from local brewer Tap East, cookery masterclasses, and beer cocktail sessions with Borough beer bar The Rake and cocktail experts Lost & Co.

Pairings will include a Spainsh beer made from Mediterranean sea water called Er Boqueron beer, matched with almonds, olives and Serrano ham from the market's Brindisa.

Local brewer Partizan is teaming up with the Gujarati Rasoi restaurant to match its cooking with pale ales, while cheeses and cured meats from Une Normande a Londres will be paired with Belgian blonde beers from d'Achouffe.

Borough Market managing director Keith Davis said: "Borough Market has played an integral role in the development of the beer industry throughout its 1,000 year history.

"The revival of the market as a food haven, popularity of food from all corners of the globe and resurgence of craft beer - reflected in the more than 70 artisanal brewers currently operating in London - offered a unique opportunity to link food and beer in a new and interesting way.

"The event is a great opportunity for people to come together to enjoy great food, drink and entertainment."

Early bird tickets are available until July 5 for £12 per session or £40 for the weekend, including two sessions on Saturday.

Day tickets rise to £22 in advance after that, or £25 on the day.

Ticket prices include a guide to matching at home and a half pint of Budvar tank beer.