Londoners are still mad for craft beer, and the fact that Craft Beer Rising just keeps on getting bigger and better is proof of its ever-increasing popularity. Some of the most prestigious names in craft beer and cider will be showing off their brews, from the capital’s own Crate Brewery and Fourpure, to Curious Drinks from Chapel Down in East Sussex, and Bad Seed Brewery in York.
As well being able to sample from a stellar line-up of more than 600 craft beers and ciders, you’ll be able to attend the inaugural Beer Awards, which celebrate the world’s best craft beers and will pick the best in class at the event. There will also be a host of free talks on subjects ranging from making sustainable beers from alternative hops, to cooking with beer and home brewing. You’ll be able to get a first taste of a new cider from sponsors Sheppy’s Cider, called ‘Lost in Cyder Space’, which has been brewed to celebrate the producer’s bi-centenary, plus rums from Don Papa Rum.
This year, the festival will take place from 26-27 February, at east London’s Old Truman Brewery. Tickets cost from £15, including a branded glass and an event programme. To book, visit Craft Beer Rising’s ticketing page.