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13th June 2018

London Brewers’ Alliance Craft Beer Festival at Fuller’s Brewery, 23 June

Saturday 23 June 2018 1pm – 7pm

Tickets available:

Fuller’s, London’s original family brewer, is excited to announce that it will be hosting the inaugural London Brewers’ Alliance Craft Beer Festival on Saturday 23 June 2018 at its Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, West London (Chiswick Lane South, W4 2QB).

That’s right a craft beer festival, not in east London.

The festival will be attended by over 40 of London’s best breweries. Each brewery will be pouring two lines of beer showcasing the depth and breadth of the London beer scene. Each brewery will be represented by a brewer, offering a unique occasion to meet and ask questions about your favourite beers directly to the people behind them.

John Keeling, Fuller’s Global Ambassador and Chairman of the LBA, said: “Finally – a beer festival at Fuller’s. This is something I have wanted to see since my first day at the brewery – thirty – something years ago. A bit like a good beer – these things should be done right and cannot be rushed. I am delighted that the LBA wanted to work with us on this and I am looking forward to welcoming nearly all the London brewers to Fuller’s Brewery and tasting their beers.

“I am proud to be the Chairman of the LBA. The enthusiasm of the members to work with all London breweries to improve quality, share information, and ultimately help each other make better beer, strikes a chord with me and I am eager to ensure London continues to grow its reputation as a hub and centre of amazing UK craft beer.”

For further information, please contact the Fuller’s press office:

Georgina Wald                                 020 8996 2198  

Joanne Steward                              020 8996 2135  

Alice Monteath                                020 8996 2175  


Notes to Editors

Fuller, Smith and Turner P.L.C. is an independent traditional family brewer founded in 1845 and is based at the historic Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, London, where brewing has taken place continuously since 1654. The Company runs 179 Tenanted Inns and 199 Managed Pubs and Hotels, with a focus on delicious fresh, home-cooked food, outstanding cask and craft ale, great wine and exceptional service. The Company also has 724 boutique bedrooms in its Managed estate. The Fuller’s pub estate stretches from Brighton to Birmingham and from Bristol to the Greenwich Peninsula, including 170 locations within the M25. Fuller’s owns a 76% stake in The Stable, a craft cider and gourmet pizza restaurant business, which has 17 sites in England and Wales.

The Fuller’s Beer Company brews a portfolio of premium beers including London Pride, Oliver’s Island, ESB, Organic Honey Dew and Frontier Craft Lager. The Company owns Cornish Orchards, a craft cider maker producing a range of award-winning ciders and premium soft drinks. Fuller’s is also the UK distributor for Sierra Nevada, the premier US craft beer. In December 2015, Fuller’s acquired a 51% stake in Nectar Imports, a wholesale drinks business.

The London Brewers’ Alliance was formed in 2010 as a loose collective of breweries within the M25 to celebrate the resurgence of brewing in London.

Its main object is to promote excellence in all aspects of brewing within London:

  • by promoting the sale of beer brewed by its members
  • by promoting its members
  • by participating in any suitable event that promotes members interests
  • by co- operating with any other body that is deemed to have similar aims
  • by supporting the improvement of brewing skills among the membership

Membership is restricted to established commercial brewers within the M25 (plus founder members as previously agreed). Associate Membership shall be available to anyone brewing or intending to brew commercially within the M25 converting to Full Membership after 6 months of commercial brewing.