The organisers of BrewLDN have revealed more details about the event, taking place at the Old Truman Brewery from February 27 to 29.
The three-day event will incorporate two trade sessions and four consumer sessions, each hosting up to 200 exhibitor stands. Exhibitors include 150 independent breweries, cider producers, spirit makers, snack stands, and street food traders.
The latest brewery additions include Stewart Brewing, whose Project 7 is a series of limited edition beers exploring exciting and innovative styles such as an indulgent and full bodied white stout, named White Russian and brewed with Colombian coffee.
Redchurch Brewery will bring its World Beer Award-winning Redchurch Lager, as well as other tipples such as its Smokey Monarch and Old Ford Export Stout.
We Are Hawkes will be previewing its new Pineapple Punch, a pineapple co-fermented cider set to be huge next summer. Like everything else in its line-up, it is a gluten-free and vegan offering.
Jameson’s Caskmates range will also be showcasing its Jameson Stout Edition and Jameson IPA Edition, next to exclusive samples of the Caskmates Fourpure Limited Edition — whiskey rested in casks, seasoned with Fourpure’s Shapeshifter IPA and finished with notes of tropical fruit.
Timothy Taylor is bringing its Hopical Storm in keg format, a modern style, dry-hopped pale ale, using all UK-grown hops, and all-female brewers Mothership bring their three newly launched beers — a pale ale, unfiltered lager, and tropical chocolate porter.
Salt Beer Factory has been working with Big Drop Brewing and a number of other brewers to produce a limited edition range of 0.5% ABV collaboration brews that will be showcased.
Walthamstow’s vegan brewery, Pillars, will pour its limited edition Icebock as well as Doppelbock, which is specifically created for the festival, and a German amber lager, brewed in collaboration with TapEast, in Stratford.
BrewLDN is not just about fun and fine flavours, but also innovation, and the organisers will be searching for the next generation of beer businesses with their BrewAccelerator start-up support scheme. Aimed at brewers or businesses that are less than two years old, or brand new business ideas, applicants are encouraged to submit their plans online at www.brewldn.com.
If selected by a team of expert industry judges, successful applicants could win a year of guidance and mentoring (worth more than £50,000) as well as a stand in the main room at BrewLDN 2020.