The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has been confirmed as the Official Partner of the annual Craft Beer Rising beer festival, which takes place on 26 and 27 February in London’s Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane.

The popular craft beer festival, which is now in its third year, has partnered with SIBA, the trade organisation which represents Britain’s independent craft brewers.

The event is designed to showcase the best of British brewing across all formats, including bottles, cans, traditional cask beer from independent breweries and new craft keg beers in a variety of style, strength and flavour.

Mike Benner, SIBA’s managing director, said: “SIBA is very excited to be the Official Partner of CBR London 2016. Our view of where British beer is headed is perfectly aligned, with both SIBA and CBR showing a commitment for showcasing and promoting the very best in British brewing, regardless of format. Whether it’s in a bottle, a can, cask or keg, we believe there is some of the best beer in the world being brewed in the UK right now.”

SIBA at Craft Beer Rising 2016:

As part of the partnership SIBA will be contributing to the festival programme, website and social media, as well as working alongside the festival organizers to offer additional benefits to the SIBA member breweries showcasing their beers at the event.

SIBA has 850 brewery members, some of which will be exhibiting their beers at the festival on their own brewery bars.

As well as this SIBA will have their own stand open exclusively for trade day on the afternoon of the 26th February and are welcoming brewers to find out how they can get involved with the organisation.

“Our relationship with SIBA is very important, both organisations have a very similar ethos and working together seemed like a very natural fit,” said Daniel Rowntree, founder and director of CBR London 2016. “We look forward to putting the best of British brewing in the hands of the 6,000 curious consumers.”

The event will feature 131 stands of craft beer, a standalone cider room called ‘Lost in Cyder Space’ with a further 25 producers, as well as eight street food vendors and a full DJ schedule.