Final details have been announced of BrewLDN, which takes place in the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, from February 27 to 29.
There will be more than 150 exhibitors, including all-female brewers Mothership, wood-fired brewery Cassels, from New Zealand, and local London and UK breweries, such as Small Beer Brew Co, London Fields Brewery, Stewart Brewing, Tiny Rebel, SALT, Harbour Brewing, Brew York, and Padstow Brewing Co.
There will also be the Chef’s Table food space, music, and interactive tasting sessions, workshops, and talks.
Just announced are tasting sessions, workshops, and talks, as curated by award-winning beer expert Melissa Cole, author of The Beer Kitchen, and Gabe Cook, the Ciderologist, and resident expert on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch.
They will be overseeing interactive tasting sessions from the Brewers Association, Brooklyn Brewery, Freedom, Hawkes, and Beer Merchants, as well as a talk on flavour and how we perceive it with beer writer Pete Brown.
Tastings and topics will include an exploration of beer, cider, and cheese pairings with cheese connoisseurs Two Belly, American craft beer discovery, and a cider-making workshop with Sandford Orchards where the best brew will be put into production. These are offered on a first come, first served basis.
BrewLDN will also be searching for the next generation of beer businesses with its BrewAccelerator start-up support scheme. Brewers or other innovative businesses that are less than two years old will be selected by a team of expert industry judges and could win a year of guidance and mentoring worth more than £50,000, as well as a stand in the main room at BrewLDN.
Partners providing support and mentoring to the winners include marketeers The Drinks Collective, branding and tech experts BrewBroker, Great Yorkshire Brewery, for recipe and production, JCCA Accountancy, Boutique Beer for trade and marketing sales, and BrewLDN for exhibiting.
Daniel Rowntree, of BrewLDN, said: “We have been around this industry for some time and feel it is our duty to give something back. Where the market could go is as important as where it is now, and new business will drive this.
“We want to champion innovation and hope that the inaugural BrewAccelerator will help many budding start-ups along the way for many years to come.”
• For full information visit the BrewLDN website