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5th February 2018


The Brewers Association will be showcasing a diverse range of innovative, top quality American craft beers at Craft Beer Rising (22-24 February 2018), most of which are rarely, if ever, seen in the UK.

Through its Export Development Programme the Brewers Association will represent 17 small and independent American craft breweries pouring approximately 45 different beers ranging in style and strength from lagers and gose to Russian imperial stouts and barley wines. Classic beer styles with a distinctive American twist along with West Coast IPAs, New England IPAs and IPA variants will be present in abundance as will ever-popular, iconic beers at the cutting-edge of the American craft beer movement.

Breweries participating include: (list is subject to change)

Black Tooth Brewing Co

Coronado Brewing Co

FiftyFifty Brewing Co

Gigantic Brewing

Heretic Brewing Co

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Left Hand Brewing Co

New Belgium Brewing Co

New Holland Brewing Co

Oskar Blues Brewery

Port City Brewing Co

Reuben’s Brews

Rio Bravo Brewing

Rogue Ales

Sixpoint Brewery

Three Weavers Brewing Co

Wormtown Brewery


The line-up of bottles and cans available demonstrates the consistent, world class product quality of America’s small and independent craft brewers and offers a style to suit the novice beer drinker through to the craft beer connoisseur.

Guild members are welcome to attend a tasting Masterclass at 4pm on the Friday of Craft Beer Rising featuring a selection of innovativer American beer styles presented by the American brewers themselves, in conjunction with the Brewers Association.

Newly appointed Export Development Programme Manager for the Brewers Association, Steve Parr, comments: “The UK is an important export market for our brewery members and we’re excited to showcase the world class quality of American craft beers at one of the UK’s premier beer festivals. This is our second year of attendance at Craft Beer Rising and we will be pouring beers new to the UK as well as much sought-after favourites. We are looking forward to sharing the American craft beer scene with the discerning and adventurous UK beer drinker.”

The UK is the second largest export market for American craft beer and accounts for 10.1% of all exports. Global craft beer exports were up 4.4% in 2016 (the latest figures available) worth a record $121 million. There are now 6,000+ small and independent craft breweries in the US with two opening per day and a further 2,000 in planning.

The Brewers Association produces a wealth of (free) resources to help the beer drinker enjoy and understand craft beer, which are available for download on or



About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents 4,000-plus U.S. breweries. The BA’s independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events including the World Beer CupSM, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, Homebrew Con, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® magazine, and Brewers Publications™ is the largest publisher of brewing literature in the U.S.

Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association and the free Brew Guru™ mobile app. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Issued on behalf of the Brewers Association, 1327 Spruce Street, Boulder, Colorado, 80302 USA.

For further press information: Lotte Peplow at Peplow PR on  +44 (0)7973 698 414