By Tim Jones | Sponsored Feature
From 21st to 23rd February 2019, the UK’s largest and most comprehensive craft beer festival is back at Truman Brewery on London’s iconic Brick Lane, East London. This year’s CBR boasts more beer, food and DJs than ever before. In all there will be 178 stands and 155 of the finest breweries in the game at this world famous and annual gathering. It is a place to whet your whistle with the world’s best breweries newest brews. For that reason, CBR is the UK’s biggest and best loved craft ale festival with more than 12,000 visitors expected in 2019.
Some of the exhibitors include favourites like Brewdog, homegrown UK stars like London Fields Brewery, Mondo, Tiny Rebel and Fourpure, with international flavours from Brooklyn Brewery and Goose Island, next generation talents like Lost and Grounded and Bianca Road and the exciting all-female brewery Mothership, who will be launching and exhibiting their first brews at this year’s event. The ever-growing low alcohol sector is also fully represented with game changers Big Drop and Infinite Sessions.
This year has two trade sessions and four consumer sessions, 10 cider and 8 snack producers plus the much anticipated Fox’s Den, a brand new space where food, brewery and spirit partners come together offering a great way to spend the afternoon and evening tasting the finest treats in the sector. A new Beer Hall layout also ensures that getting around and getting served has never been easier, and new seating areas offer you a place to sit down and let everything soak in, including the beer!
Next to the beer offerings, there are a series of special speakers all set to share their expertise in a programme headed up by cider expert Gabe Cook. Topics will include ethics and equality in brewing, food and beer pairing and emerging trends and markets. All of this ensures that this is set to be the biggest and best Craft Beer Rising Festival to date.