EeBriaTrade is to host a free, trade only tasting event at its Bermondsey taproom with some of the most talk about and respected brewers and cider makers in the UK.
The event, on July 30, will feature Twisted Barrel (Coventry), Arundel (Sussex), Six° North (Scotland) and Hogan’s Cider (Warwickshire).
Of the beers and ciders pouring on the night; some will have never been seen in London before, including a new fruited sour by Twisted Barrel, and some classics that are still among the best versions of their style, like Arundel’s extremely highly rated New England IPA, Uptown.
Also, for the first time since EeBriaTrade has been hosting these events, there will be ciders pouring. The company has seen a steady growth of cider sales in the past 12 months. This correlates with the huge number of cider producers (more than 40) active on EeBriaTrade, proving that craft cider is here to stay.
For those who can’t make it, all the beers will be available to purchase on www.eebriatrade.com and will be distributed direct from the breweries themselves, ensuring customers receive the freshest beer possible.
Matt Stokes, head of trade at EeBriaTrade, said: “EeBriaTrade’s Summer Showcase is a great way for members of the drinks industry to gain a deeper understanding of the craft beer and cider market in the summer months.
“Some of the country’s best producers are bringing brand new beers which they will be on hand to present, so there is a chance to plan your drinks portfolio for the rest of the summer, as well as learning more about some of the hottest breweries around right now.
“For the first time we are also featuring craft cider, as we now have more than 40 producers available and are seeing more interest all the time in quality cider, as consumers increasingly look for alternatives to mainstream brands as they have done with craft beer over the last few years.”
Those in the on-trade can register for free tickets here