The London Craft Beer Festival opens its doors to trade and consumers next month

An event described as “the UK’s largest independent craft beer festival” is to take place in London next month.

The London Craft Beer Festival, which takes place on August 3 to 5, will feature more than 70 breweries hand-picked from around the world.

The event, in Tobacco Dock in London, will showcase new and established craft beers to an audience of more than 10,000 visitors. The festival, now in its sixth year, will also hold a trade-focused day for buyers, licensees and suppliers on August 3.

Trade visitors will also be invited to attend the Raise the Bar Sessions, a series of talks from “inspirations voices” including Pete Brown and Adrian Tierney-Jones. More than 20 companies including Aroxa, Mini Brew, Simply Hops, Moorgate Finance and Keg Stars will attend these sessions, offering advice to young breweries on how to navigate the industry.

Daniel Sylvester, co-founder of the festival, said: “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. Brewery owners and head brewers will be there in person, guaranteeing that buyers can meet the decision makers on the day.”

We Are Beer was founded by friends Greg Wells and Daniel Sylvester in 2013, and their first festival launched in the same year. The duo also set up the Bristol Craft Beer Festival and the Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival. 

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