After many decades of hosting trade sessions for London licences, the festival is calling it a day following the news that the venue will close its doors for good. It has been run by CAMRA for 24 years.
Festival organiser, Christine Cryne, said: “Over the last couple of years, the trade session has been dedicated to London brewers, and we will be doing the same again in 2018. However, this will be our last year as our venue of 34 years, the Camden Centre, is closing, so we are determined to go out with a bang.
“We’ll have over 40 London brewers there and the event is being sponsored by Kegstar. We are grateful to everyone involved and can promise a great session for any licensee who can make it along.”
Richard Atkinson, Kegstar’s business development manager UK, added: “We know that many visitors to pubs are looking for something local, but we also know that usually busy licensees simply don’t have the time to research what is available.
“Just spending two hours at the festival is a great way to do some very pleasant research and to meet many of the brewers themselves, and we are delighted to be able to help and support this very last trade session.”
During the trade session, CAMRA’s champion beer of London, and a keg beer of the festival — sponsored by Kegstar — will be announced.
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