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24th June 2018


The Brewers Association is proudly sponsoring the Great British Beer Festival’s Transatlantic Bar (Bar 09) for the 14th consecutive year and will be showcasing a diverse range of high quality, creative and innovative American craft beers, most of which are unavailable in the UK.

Around 27 small and independent American craft brewers will be represented pouring well over 100 different beers running the gamut of beer styles from imperial barrel-aged gin goses through to barrel-aged Russian Imperial stouts.   Lighter styles will be featured such as wheat beers, Berlinerweisses, pilsners and Kölsch through to imperial porters, coffee porters, barrel aged stouts or barrel aged rye ales. A vast range of ever-popular IPAs will be available, including gold medal winners from either World Beer Cup or Great American Beer Festival, as well as an extensive selection of saisons, sours, witbiers and tripels.

Many of the beers represented at this year’s GBBF are rare and sought after, even in America, and are being flown across the Atlantic for this year’s Festival to arrive tasting super-fresh and in tip-top condition.

Bob Pease, CEO & President of the Brewers Association, comments: “Innovation is one of the hallmarks of the American craft brewing movement and this year’s selection of beers from our Export Development Programme (EDP) members demonstrates just that.   The UK is an important export market for American craft beer, accounting for 10.5% of all global exports and grew 7.1% last year. Demand for American craft beer in the UK remains strong and is testimony to the quality and diversity of the American craft brewing industry. Great British Beer Festival is an important occasion for our EDP Members because it allows us to showcase those small and independent breweries already in the UK as well as those looking to break into the market.

“We are proud of our long-standing and successful relationship with CAMRA and grateful to them for their continued support of American craft beer. We look forward to welcoming publicans, on and off premise operators and media to Bar09 to sample high quality examples of America’s dynamic, innovative and inspirational craft brewing scene.”

List of beers can be seen here:

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


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, Twitter and Instagram.

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