Hop City, ancient breweries and shoe for a glass: here are the latest happenings, news, views and events you need to know about this week

What we learnt on Planet Beer this week

What we learnt on Planet Beer this week

Hop City, ancient breweries and shoe for a glass: here are the latest happenings, news, views and events you need to know about this week

1/ A shoe for your glass. Belgian beer bars have had enough of people stealing the glasses, so much so, one bar is demanding a shoe as a deposit. - The Guardian

2/ Ancient brewery uncovered. Archeologists in Egypt have found what they believe to be a brewery dating back to 2400BCE. - The Independent

3/ Hop City returns bigger than ever. The hop-forward Leeds beer festival hosted by Northern Monk Brewing Co in its wonderful Old Flax Store building is back again between on Easter weekend between March 29-31. Get your tickets here.

4/ We're launching a bar. Yes, that's right. Beer Hawk is launching a bar in London. Read all about it on Good Beer Hunting.