The Brewers Association has announced its sponsorship of the USA/Rest of the World Bar at this year’s Great British Beer Festival, for the 15th consecutive year.

Through its Export Development Programme, approximatelysome 25 American craft breweries will be represented, including new participants and old favourites.

Approximately 90 American craft beers will be available for sampling, in can or bottle format, most of which are normally unavailable in the UK. As well as world-class examples of classic beer styles, the selection also includes rare and unusual beers, such as Doppelbock lager, gose with watermelon, strawberry hefeweizen, rosé wine inspired saison, and even a Kombucha IPA.

They range in style and strength, from a sparkling ale with matcha green tea and crushed fruit, through to barrel-aged Russian imperial stouts, and showcase the experimentation and innovation for which American craft brewers are renowned. All beers are being air-freighted across the Atlantic to arrive as fresh as the brewer intended and in peak condition.

Important platform for American brewers

Bob Pease, CEO/president of the Brewers Association, said: “The UK is the second largest export market for American craft beer after Canada and accounts for 16.6% of all exports, up from 10.6% in 2017.

“GBBF is an important platform for our Export Development Programme Member brewers to explore new opportunities in the UK and showcase their innovative, diverse, high quality beers to the UK beer lover.

“We are delighted to once again be part of the festival and we applaud CAMRA for supporting beers from the international brewing community.”

The participating brewers include: Bootlegger’s Brewery, Cigar City Brewing, Coronado Brewing Co, Country Boy Brewing Co, Deschutes Brewery, Epic Brewing Co, FiftyFifty Brewing Co, Foolproof Brewing Co, Green Flash Brewing Co, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Heretic Brewing Co, Indeed Brewing Co, Karl Strauss Brewing Co, Left Hand Brewing Co, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, New Belgium Brewing Co, New Holland Brewing, Odell Brewing Co, Oskar Blues Brewery, Port City Brewing Co, Rogue Ales & Spirits, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, Straight to Ale, Tailgate, Three Weavers Brewing Co.

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