hopulist issue 3


Welcome to issue 3 of Hopulist. This month we feature Duration Brewing, Beer Guerrilla tap room and bottle shop, The Craft Beer Channel, a review of the craft beer year and much more...


We’re generally told by health

professionals/mothers/strange friends

who don’t drink that beer is bad for

you. While that may be scientifically true in some

respects, drinking craft beer just became a power for

good thanks to the work of two beer aficionados and a

charity movement they have set up.

Boozers Without Borders is a London-based

programme run by friends Ian Gordon and Matt

Bonnamy that holds several charity nights a year

where all gather to drink fine ale and raise money for

charity Help Refugees.

“It all started when my wife, who is much more

socially aware than I, convinced me that it would be

a good idea to spend our holiday volunteering at the

Calais Jungle refugee camp in France,” explains Ian.

“Once I had spent time immersed in that world, it

opened my eyes to the struggles of people displaced

by wars, dictatorships and other political tragedies.”

Ian returned to London and immediately started

musing with good friend Matt (who actually

introduced him to the world of craft beer) how they

could do something to help. They decided to use their

love of craft as a force for good and set up the first

Boozers Without Borders evening in November 2016.

And so, the Draft House in Hammersmith became

the birthplace of this charity movement.

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