The London based chain is holding the capital’s biggest ever pub beer festival, with 100 beers on its new bar in Clapham at the same time.
And to mark the occasion the Byker-based brewery is working on a 6% coffee porter named in honour of Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler.
“The Craft Beer Co. are long time supporters of Tyne Bank Brewery, and they will be showcasing our beer alongside the very best of UK beer,” said the brewery’s Sam Capper. “So specially for the event, we are teaming up with our good friends at Revolutions Brewing Company from Castleford, Yorkshire.
“For a while now we’ve wanted to brew a collaborative beer with Mark and Andrew, who’s excellent brewery specialises in musically themed ales referencing their vast and eclectic tastes in music.
“So we are teaming up to brew a 6% coffee porter called Communique in honour of legendary Dire Straits guitar player and frontman Mark Knopfler, who grew up in Newcastle.
“We are planning to use a coffee from one of London’s best roasteries, Square Mile – the Buzira variety from Burundi will provide the beer with a hint of blackcurrant, which will be enhanced by the addition of Bramling Cross hops.”
The festival at the Craft Beer Co in Clapham takes place from April 3 to 6.