Tap takeovers will bring exclusive brews to The Ravensgate Arms

Stone Brewery will be the first to hold the tap takeover

Beer-lovers get ready – tap takeovers are coming to The Ravensgate Arms in Ramsgate.

The monthly events at the King Street craft alehouse will be headed up by some of the most exciting established and up-and-coming breweries today.

The crew at The Ravensgate Arms are passionate about beer, with nine taps on at all times to ensure customers can enjoy a regularly changing selection of some of the best keg and cask ales around.

Photo Chris Constantine

Now the pub is offering drinkers the chance to get to know their favourite breweries better.

Every month, a different brewery will take over all nine taps at the Ravensgate for a weekend, bringing with them new and exclusive brews. The teams behind the beers will conduct a ticketed tasting session, then mingle with drinkers over the weekend – and share some of their secrets.

If you miss the takeover, all is not lost, as selected beers will be featured for the rest of the month at the pub.

Manager Roger Bell, said:“We are really excited by the prospect of giving our customers the opportunity to try beers that they wouldn’t otherwise have access to. In some cases, the beers cannot be found outside of London.”

Tap takeover diary

April 7 

Stone Brewery: The first takeover is by the legendary Californian Stone Brewery – the guys that brought the world craft beer, the inventors of West Coast IPA and the Double IPA. They are famous for brewing bold, big-character beers that defy traditional style guidelines and expectations, with a huge emphasis on freshness.

May 4  

Fourpure: Founded in 2013 by two brothers, this Bermondsey-based, family-owned and run brewery, has based its name on the four core ingredients used to make beer – grain, yeast, hops and water, and takes much of its inspiration for flavour from their globetrotting experiences.

June 1 

Brick Brewery: Based in Peckham Rye, London, Brick was started by home-brewing enthusiast Ian Stewart. When his shed became too small, he and his team built a brewery in a railway arch in Peckham Rye, and have now developed a range that showcases the diversity of beers from around the world.

July 6  

Burning Sky: This Sussex-based artisan brewers and blenders is the realisation of a long-held dream by brewer Mark Tranter, whose love of punchy hop-forward pales and the beautiful Belgian beer tradition, has earned him a global reputation as one of the most talented brewers around.

August 2 

Northern Monk: Based in a Grade II listed mill in Leeds, this brewery takes thousands of years of brewing heritage and tradition, and combines them with the best of local and internationally-sourced ingredients, crafting beers to excite, to savour, to taste and to remember.

Coming later in the year

Weird Beard from West London, and Wiper and True, and Moor Beer Co – both artisan brewers from Bristol.

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