Having seen MANY shows at the Adelaide Fringe in our time, we’re no strangers to weird and wonderful performances. Recently, we went along to the preview of Lagunitas Beer Circus right by London Bridge, and weird and wonderful are two fantastic words to describe it.
Though we went along in late June, the actual London event is held on 20 July at Flat Iron Square. There will be plenty of beer (of course) with the first one being free, loads of other one-of-a-kind beers available for purchase after that and best-sellers from other local brewers. Over 50 performers will be entertaining guests throughout the day, with shows ranging from burlesque, aerial, sideshow, live music and even face painting. Midway games will bring out your competitive side, and don’t forget to don your best circus attire to compete in the costume competition!
Best of all, all the profits from Lagunitas Beer Circus are donated to their partner charity Street Vet. Street Vet is an organisation that provides care for homeless people and their dogs in multiple cities around the UK, giving them health checks, vaccinations, education and essentials.
On the media evening, we were all divided into groups and previewed different snippets of a sideshow. Our session consisted of a clown makeup tutorial, which our friend Chris Kowalski was lucky enough to be selected to participate in. After a healthy layer of white paint, black liner and a red nose, Chris was ready to run away and join the circus.
There was plenty of Lagunitas beer on tap of course, and our pick of the pack would have to be the Mozango. Made with Mosaic hops and mango juice it’s really vibrant and fruity. It also has a high ABV of 7.7, which could be a little dangerous for your evening considering how easy it is to drink.
Nibbles were also going around, and if we had to recommend one menu item, it would have to be the sliders. Tender, juicy meat with an incredible secret sauce is housed in a soft and sweet bun, making it the perfect partner to an icy cold beer.
If you want to check out Lagunita’s Beer Circus, you can head to the website here for tickets and more info.