BrewLDN is returning later than usual in 2021 and will have a new home, at Printworks, in Rotherhithe.

BrewLDN 2020. Photograph: Khris Cowley

The event will take place from 20th-22nd May and will feature 250 exhibitor stands, 150 independent breweries, a vast outdoor street food arena, and more than 1,000 different beers. 

The new venue allows for an expanded offering that will make use of Printworks’ vast Press Halls space, as well as the indoor and outdoor Container Yard areas, packed with beers, bites, brew talks, and more.

The three-day event will include two trade sessions and four public sessions. There will be capacity for more than 10,000 attendees across the three days. The trade element of the festival will welcome 70 trade exhibitors, an increase of 50 from last year. The Press Halls space spans 2,000 sq m, allowing plenty of room for suppliers to showcase their businesses, and offering easy access for all. 

Also new for 2021, the huge outdoor food arena will offer a wealth of street food traders plus an outdoor beer terrace for (hopefully!) sunshine drinking.

Spacious layout: The Press Halls at Printworks

The brewing and beer industry talks will be expanded, with a new conference format and specially dedicated arena offering up an extensive programme that covers innovation, tastings, future trends, and much more, hosted by a diverse range of experts in their field.

Jack Fallon, of BrewLDN, said: “The move to Printworks from the Old Truman Brewery will enable us to continue in our mission to host an independent beer festival for trade and consumers alike, still showcasing the world’s best brewers, quality street food, and a fantastic music programme.

“The spacious layout at Printworks allows us to easily absorb all the elements of responsible event planning in 2021, as well as expanding our trade conference and supporting the next generation of beer businesses, which would not have been possible at our previous home.

“Meticulous contingency planning ensures that we will be able to run the festival without limiting the content or diminishing customer experience, should social distancing restrictions still be required by May 2021. Join us for the best BrewLDN to date.”

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