Whether you're popping into the taproom or out and about around London, here is an update of what we've got going on in October.
Tuesday 4th October - Four Thieves Battersea
Orbit Presents: Big Quiffy Pub Quiz
Orbit Beers are taking over the taps at Four Thieves for the month of October, and we're kicking off events with the Big Quiffy Pub Quiz. Expect music clips, an Orbit beer-focused round, picture rounds, and even an interactive way to upload your quiz scores.
Prizes include a rollover jackpot, spot prize bottles of Orbit, as well as a prize for second to last place.
All hosted by the inimitable BOOGALOO STU with his 80s soundtrack and quiff for days...
Team of 6 maximum, £2 per player, pay by cash or card on the day!
Friday 7th October - Orbit Taproom:
Guest DJs from 7pm
We'll have guest DJs on Friday 7th October, so come down for great beers and great music.
Friday 7th October - Cat & Mutton, London Fields:
Orbit Tap Takeover
Plus the amazing SuperFu will be DJing from 9pm!
Friday 14th October - Orbit Taproom
Bring Your Own Vinyl
Saturday 15th October - Orbit Taproom
Kveik Pale Ale Launch
We'll be launching our latest White Label Series beer the Kveik Pale Ale this weekend. This is our lead brewer Greg’s signature beer, who joined us from Five Points in September 2020. It’s a hazy, citrusy, pale ale - rich in texture, aroma, and unusual brewing heritage!
'Kveik’ yeast is commonly used in Norwegian Farmhouse Ales and creates a hazy appearance and orange peel aromas that pair perfectly with fruity hops.
The gooseberry flavours and herbal characteristics from Nelson Sauvin and Hallertau Blanc complement the ripe orange pith notes and hints of grapefruit from the addition of Citra and Amarillo. Expect a soft, pillowy mouthfeel from the oats and wheat and a balanced, refreshing finish.
Saturday 22nd October - Four Thieves:
Orbit Bottomless Brunch
As part of our Tap Takeover for the month of October at Four Thieves, they'll be serving Orbit beers as a bottomless drink option for their Saturday Brunch. Who doesn't love a Tzatziki Sour with their fry-up? They'll also be featuring some specially crafted Orbit cocktails and slushies too. Choose from one of their classic brunch dishes such as smashed avocado on toast, full English, or eggs royale. Entertainment is provided by the wonderful Boogaloo Stu, with party games, creative challenges, and Orbit merch and themed prizes.
Friday 21st October - Orbit Taproom:
Nico Night - A Cologne Experience in London
Following on from the roaring success of our first Nico Night in October 2021, we're doing it all again on Friday 21st October 2022. Round up your mates, book a table, and join us for a night of Nico Kölsch stanges, German food snacks, and Nico from the wood for a proper Cologne-inspired night out.
If you've ever been to Cologne, you'll have noticed that their drinking culture is wildly different to ours, instead of going up to the bar to order, the waiters (called Köbes) will bring over trays laden with tall thin glasses (called stanges), containing 200ml of freshly poured Kölsch.
When the beers have been served, the Köbe will mark your beer mat (pictured below) to keep track of how many you've had. When your beer is nearly empty the köbe will bring another stange, and another, until you place a beer mat on top of your glass, signalling you've had your fill.
We're going to replicate the Cologne/Kölsch experience at Orbit Beers Taproom, pouring our freshest batch of Nico on the night. At around 7pm we'll also be tapping a special batch of Nico, which we'll dispense straight from a barrel on the bar. So, get a bunch of friends together and come on down to our taproom for something a bit different!
We recommend trying to attend as a group for the best experience, smaller groups may need to sit with other people. We will be printing out a handy guide on the night explaining how everything works just in case you forget or anyone wants to join in on the fun.
Thursday 27th October - Four Thieves:
Orbit Request Line & Nico from the Wood
Join us for an Orbit party in the Four Thieves Tap Room with a very special tapping of the barrel! - Nico from the Wood.
Bring your own vinyl to spin on the decks... or request your tunes in advance on the Four Thieves Insta page here.
Beat the Brewery - Can you beat the Orbit Team on the Moonshine Raceway?
Free beers if you can!
Friday 28th October - Orbit Taproom
Bring Your Own Dead Vinyl
One person's trash is another's treasure! Bring your unloved/dead vinyl to the taproom on Friday 28th October and try to swap it for something you like! We're offering a free half pint of Dead Wax to anyone who comes along with vinyl to exchange. We originally brewed our Dead Wax Porter for Halloween 2018, so it's the 4th anniversary of the beer this year. We'll have a fresh batch on at the taproom, Halloween cocktail specials, guest DJs, and records to browse.