That Thing is Comedy presents:
That Thing in Islington
Map & Address
163 Upper Street, London, N1 1US
The TaproomNearest Tube either Highbury & Islington on the Victoria Line or Angel on the Northern Line. We are on Upper Street straight across from the Fire Station and Petrol Station.
We’ve all seen pop-ups before – from pop-up restaurants to pop-up galleries, complete with the obligatory hipsters and fashionistas. The Islington Taproom is the first time we’ve seen a cask ale pop-up, serving beers from some of the best UK producers. We like anything that makes more people drink better beer. Hipsters or not. It’s encouraging to see initiatives like the Taproom popping up. So much of what is associated with cask ale is all about tradition and heritage, which sometimes feels a bit stale and boring. Or at least unappealing to outsiders and people without massive beards and t-shirts with bad puns on them. Although I’m usually against hipsters wearing beanies inside it’s good to see that they’re taking the casks away from the usual Hairy Wizards Of Ale. I hope 2013 will bring more interesting pop-ups, events, tastings and beer related shindigs. The more variety and creativity that is injected into the craft and cask beer scene, the more this sacred juice will appeal to a new audience, and we can all get drunk together on the good shit. It might even help to shake some of the dust of the image of The Average Ale Drinker, which can only be a good thing.