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21st October 2014

BrewDog hosts world’s biggest brewer collaboration partnering with 16 UK breweries on unique brews


‘CollabFest’ returns, with BrewDog’s 16 UK bar teams each partnering with a local brewery to create unique beer

Scotland’s largest independent brewery and pioneer of the UK craft beer scene, BrewDog is hosting its second annual nationwide craft beer festival on Saturday 25th October, unveiling 16 unique collaboration brews made with the UK’s best craft beer breweries.

  • Following its successful launch in 2013, this year’s ‘CollabFest’ will be bigger and better, showcasing the most exciting and innovative breweries in the UK, such as Five PointsBrodie’s and Pressure Drop.
  • The UK is home to almost 1,300 breweries, more per head than anywhere else in the world. It has seen over 10% growth in breweries for the last two years running.*
  • To instigate the project, teams from each of BrewDog’s 16 participating bars were tasked with joining forces with a local craft brewery to create a limited edition collaboration beer.
  • BrewDog bar staff worked directly with their partner brewery on every aspect of the process from selecting ingredients, to bottling and naming the signature brew.
  • All 16 limited edition beers will be tapped simultaneously during the weekend-long festival and served in UK BrewDog bars while stocks last.
  • At 6pm, each bar will also be hosting a ‘Meet the Brewer’ event with its CollabFest partner brewery.
  • The now-legendary, annual ‘CollabFest’ launched in October 2013, with BrewDog’s then 11 bars creating brews with local brewers.
  • Since then, the maverick brewery has opened a further five bars in Cardiff, Dundee, Clapham Junction, Shepherd’s Bush and Sheffield.
  • BrewDog’s previous collaboration exploits include beers brewed with iconic craft breweries from all around the world including Mikkeller, Stone, Evil Twin and Oskar Blues.
  • Read about the event in detail at the BrewDog blog.

QUOTES James Watt, cofounder at BrewDog commented:

“CollabFest is back with a vengeance. Never before have so many collaboration beers been unveiled by one brewery at one time anywhere in the world. This mammoth beer feast is unifying the awesome breweries that are redefining the UK beer scene. From British brewing powerhouses to young mavericks bursting onto the scene, CollabFest will showcase the ingenuity and creativity of the greatest brewers this country has to offer.” “Collaboration is the cornerstone of the craft beer industry and this project is the perfect way to celebrate how far the UK beer scene has come. With exciting new craft breweries launching every week, CollabFest is a testament to how craft beer fever has swept the nation, and the growing demand from the Great British public for better beer.”

The full list of collaboration breweries: