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20th July 2023

Brewers Association brings audacious American craft brewing flair to London Craft Beer Festival

The Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade association for small and independent American craft brewers, will be pouring at London Craft Beer Festival (LCBF) this August for the third consecutive year showcasing a range of top quality, highly innovative and uniquely style-diverse American craft beers.

Some 22 American craft breweries from across the USA will be represented demonstrating the skill, expertise and creativity of America’s legendary craft brewers with an exciting line-up of 61 different American craft beers, including high profile established brands as well as those making their UK debut.  All beers will be air-freighted to the UK to preserve freshness.

The Brewers Association will be joined by eight brewers/brewery owners who will be travelling to London to pour their beers and interact with beer lovers at the festival.  The breweries and travelling representatives comprise:

21st Amendment Brewery

2nd Shift Brewing

903 Brewers – Brittany LaFollett, National Brand Manager

Alesmith Brewing Co

Athletic Brewing Co

Bruz Beers

Coronado Brewing Co – Rick Chapman, President

Cruz Blanca Brewery

DC Brau Brewing Co – Alex Spencer, Lead Brewer

Destihil Brewery – Bob Ryan, Director of Sales

Heavy Riff Brewing Co – Mike Sebelski, Head Brewer & Mike Zahra, Export Co-ordinator

Hoppin Frog Brewing Co

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Maui Brewing Co

Modern Times Beer

North Peak Brewing Co

Port City Brewing Co – Bill Butcher, President

Saugatuck Brewing Co

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co

The Bold Mariner – John O’Reilly, Head Brewer

The Virginia Beer Co – Chris Smith & Robby Willey, Co-Founders/Owners

Urban Artifact

The beer selection is one of the most comprehensive yet and ranges in style and ABV from alcohol-free to ‘big and experimental’.    New flavours, ingredients and techniques push the boundaries of creativity and demonstrate the global reputation of America’s small and independent craft brewers.  On show will be ever-popular light and crisp styles, an interesting mix of ‘fruit’ beers (both sour and sweet), a wide selection of hoppy and bitter IPAs in their many iterations, a range of intriguing wild, funky, sour or Belgian styles as well as dark and roasty porters, stouts and barrel-aged ‘big’ hitters. Many of the beer available are award-winning examples of their style from high profile international beer competitions.  There is a style and a flavour to suit every beer or non-beer drinker alike.

Lotte Peplow, Brewers Association’s American Craft Beer Ambassador for Europe, says:

“Beer lovers at this year’s London Craft Beer Festival will be fortunate enough to experience an incredible range of flavours and styles that demonstrate the relentless innovation of America’s craft brewers.  Prepare to be blown away by audacious beers brewed with fresh cucumbers, dill, watermelon or grape, to name but a few.  The assortment of beer reflects current trends in America where lighter styles, fruit-forward beers and IPAs are highly popular and driving demand.  The UK remains an important export market for American craft beer with 7.3% of all exports, the second largest individual market behind Canada, and we look forward to welcoming beer lovers to our stand.”

Free downloadable resources to help you enjoy and understand American craft beer are available at or

In the UK American craft beer can be found at on line retailers such as Athletic Brewing, the Cascade Club, Beers of Europe, Beer,  or selected bottle shops, off licences, on-line subscription services, supermarkets and  selected pubs and bars.


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 5,600-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 Cup®Great American Beer Festival®Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America®Homebrew ConTMNational Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® magazine, and Brewers Publications® is the leading 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, Twitter and Instagram.

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

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

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