The London Craft Beer Festival will celebrate its 5th Birthday, this August, with a bigger and bolder celebration…
What to Expect
The London Craft Beer Festival will take over Shoreditch Electric Light Station for the first time in a move away from Bethnal Green’s Oval Space.The best beer and breweries from around the world will be brought together in this huge space, alongside a line-up of music and some of the London’s favourite chefs.
What to Try
Founders Dan and Greg have hand-picked a line-up of 45 top breweries from around the world.
Europe: There’s the pioneers of the modern brewing movement, Mikkeller from Copenhagen; Dugges from Gothenburg who were recently voted one of the world’s best.
Further afield: welcome newcomers Maniba will be joining the festival from Brazil.
America: From across the pond Other Half, will join from Brooklyn with their small batch fruity brews. Modern Times join the lineup from San Diego; Stillwater Artisanal, a ‘beer architect’ from New York are in; as well as Sierra Nevada, Brooklyn Brewery and Oskar Blues.
Britain: And of course, flying the British flag will be the very best homegrown talent, including Northern powerhouse’s Cloudwater, Magick Rock and Buxton Brewery and London-based favourites The Kernel and Brew by Numbers, Beavertown and Pressure Drop.
What to Eat
You’ll need to soak up all the beer. Expect top dishes from the likes of Berber & Q, the Middle Eastern and North African grillhouse from Josh Katz; homestyle Indian feasting from Gunpowder; and Radio Alice, serving up pizza that goes so well with beer.And of course, who can resist steak and meat from L’onglet and favourites from Big Apple Hot Dogs.
This year each food producer will be paired with one of the UK’s finest breweries, so get tasting!
Keep an eye out for the Barrel and Wheel bar, which will pair wines from 19 Crimes and the Gentleman’s Collection with British cheese from Neil’s Yard for a sophisticated accompaniment to the weekend.
Expect DJ sets from Hot Chip, Foals, Norman Jay MBE and Metronomy’s Olugbenga for an eclectic soundtrack.
Then there’s the P(our) foundation, launching the very first P(our) Beer – a day of curated talks by some of the world’s most influential brewers.