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13th July 2018

London to welcome UK’s Largest Independent Craft Beer Festival

London to welcome UK’s Largest Independent Craft Beer Festival

August 3-5, Tobacco Dock, London E1

The world of modern brewing gathers for three days only

10th July 2018: The UK’s largest gathering of independent craft breweries is taking place next month courtesy of the London Craft Beer Festival. From Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th August, over 70 of the best breweries hand-picked from around the globe unite under one roof to create one of the most outstanding collections of craft beer ever seen at a festival.

Showcasing both new and established craft beers to an audience of over 10,000 consumers, the London Craft Beer Festival, now in its sixth year, is holding a trade focused day and inviting buyers, licensees and suppliers to visit and experience this uniquely curated selection of beers.

On Friday 3rd August, Tobacco Dock in London will open its doors to those in the drinks industry seeking to discover the latest trends, tastes and experiences the craft beer world has to offer.

Entry also allows trade visitors to attend the Raise the Bar Sessions, a series of talks from inspirational voices including Pete Brown and Adrian Tierney Jones and market leaders from all sectors of brewing. Over 20 companies including Aroxa, Mini Brew, Simply Hops and Keg Stars and Moorgate Finance will attend the Raise the Bar Sessions, offering invaluable advice to young breweries on how to navigate the industry.

“Craft beer is one of the fastest growing sectors of the drinks industry and our festival offers the trade the opportunity to taste, network and share ideas and practical advice,” explains Daniel Sylvester, co-founder of the festival. “Brewery owners and head brewers will be there in person, guaranteeing that buyers can meet the decision makers on the day.”

All visitors will be able to sample special brews from exhibitors, including UK favourite, Cloudwater, Danish mavericks, Mikkeller, innovative stateside brewer, Stillwater Artisanal and Polish newcomers, Browar Artezan and Pracownia Piwa.

Other brewers are creating immersive experiences for festival-goers in the Vaults space within the venue; Wild Beer Co, Fuller’s & Friends, Thornbridge, Harbour Brewing Co, Beer Merchants Store, Honest Brew Beer, BrewDog, Lervig, Wylam, Collective Arts and Sierra Nevada.

As well as bringing together the best in craft beer, The London Craft Beer Festival experience includes the best in music, food and drink; cider, whisky and gin are available. Wine is provided by festival partner, Treasury Wine Estates’ 13 Crimes.

An exclusive VIP pass for Friday 3rd August allows the trade free entry, pre-planned tours, introductions to key brewers and access to the inspirational Raise the Bar Sessions. Simply email to request your free pass and plan your day.

Friday 3rd August Trade Day

11.30 – 16.30

For the full line up of breweries, music and food and drink please visit:

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Editors’ notes


About We Are Beer

We Are Beer was founded by two friends, Greg Wells and Daniel Sylvester. A new-found love of craft beer led them to collaborate on something that was, back in 2013, greatly missing – a modern festival, celebrating modern beer. We Are Beer’s first endeavour was the London Craft Beer Festival in 2013. It broke the mould as the first tasting-led festival in the UK, combined with headline music acts and the best food producers out there.

The core mission of celebrating the creativity, diversity and dynamism of modern brewing culture, led them to set up the Bristol Craft Beer Festival in 2016 and the Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival in 2017.

That mission is still at the heart of everything they do today and everything they’re planning for the future. Their aim is to be a platform that promotes modern beer –bringing breweries, drinkers, musicians, chefs and brands together to help grow this fantastic category be it through festivals, beer collaborations, partnerships or story-telling.

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For more information, please contact Philippa Browning on 07768 641106 or or Sarah Bentley on 07545 428899 or at Lime PR Consultants.