The Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade association for small and independent American craft brewers, will be pouring at London Craft Beer Festival (LCBF) this August, for the third consecutive year.

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Brewers Association members pouring at last year’s London Craft Beer Festival. Photograph: Nic Crilly-Hargrave

Some 22 American craft breweries will be represented, showcasing a range of top-quality, highly innovative and uniquely style-diverse craft beers.

There will be a line-up of 61 different beers, some from high-profile established brands, others from those making their UK debut. All beers will be air-freighted to the UK to preserve freshness.

On show will be: ever-popular light and crisp styles; an interesting mix of ‘fruit’ beers (both sour and sweet); a wide selection of hoppy and bitter IPAs, in their many iterations; a range of intriguing wild, funky, sour, or Belgian styles; as well as dark and roasty porters, stouts, and barrel-aged big-hitters.

Many of the beers available are award-winning examples of their style from high-profile international beer competitions.

“Beer lovers at this year’s London Craft Beer Festival will be fortunate enough to experience an incredible range of flavours and styles that demonstrate the relentless innovation of America’s craft brewers,” said Lotte Peplow, the Brewers Association’s American craft beer ambassador for Europe.

“Prepare to be blown away by audacious beers brewed with fresh cucumbers, dill, watermelon, or grape, to name but a few. The assortment of beer reflects current trends in America where lighter styles, fruit-forward beers, and IPAs are highly popular and driving demand.

“The UK remains an important export market for American craft beer with 7.3% of all exports, the second largest individual market behind Canada, and we look forward to welcoming beer lovers to our stand.”

The US brewers at London Craft Beer Festival

  • 21st Amendment Brewery
  • 2nd Shift Brewing
  • 903 Brewers (with Brittany LaFollett, national brand manager)
  • Alesmith Brewing Co
  • Athletic Brewing Co
  • Bruz Beers
  • Coronado Brewing Co (Rick Chapman, president)
  • Cruz Blanca Brewery
  • DC Brau Brewing Co (Alex Spencer, lead brewer)
  • Destihil Brewery (Bob Ryan, director of sales)
  • Heavy Riff Brewing Co (Mike Sebelski, head brewer, and Mike Zahra, export co-ordinator)
  • Hoppin Frog Brewing Co
  • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
  • Maui Brewing Co
  • Modern Times Beer
  • North Peak Brewing Co
  • Port City Brewing Co (Bill Butcher, president)
  • Saugatuck Brewing Co
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
  • The Bold Mariner (John O’Reilly, head brewer)
  • The Virginia Beer Co (Chris Smith and Robby Willey, co-founders/owners)
  • Urban Artifact