Founders of We Are Beer and London Craft Beer Festival, Dan Sylvester (left) and Greg Wells outside the gates of Tobacco Dock
London Craft Beer Festival is returning to the capital with its biggest and best line-up yet. Famous for its food, brilliant beats, and — of course — a world-class roster of international and home-grown brewing talent, the three-day long celebration of all things craft descends on the city from August 3-5.
More than 65 brewers, representing the best from all over the world, will be in attendance, such as UK favourites Beavertown and Cloudwater, Danish mavericks Mikkeller, and innovative state-side brewer Stillwater Artisanal.
For three days, the iconic Tobacco Dock will become the centre of the modern beer world, drawing in thousands of festival-goers, beer fans and food and drink lovers.
For those who are into their traditional brewing methods and London beer heritage, the Fuller’s Cask Yard is an essential part of the festival, offering a dedicated space for any curious attendees to try a wealth of brilliant cask beers.
Priding itself on showcasing the very best of the international brewing community, London Craft Beer Festival is also delighted to be introducing breweries that have never before been tasted in the UK.
Polish newcomers Browar Artezan and Pracownia Piwa will rub shoulders with four UK winners of the first-ever Raise the Bar competition, hosted by the festival organisers, We Are Beer. The initiative seeks to find new, up-coming brewers in a bid to champion new talent.
A fantastic Summer music mash-up sees Huey Morgan of the Fun Lovin’ Criminals, cult Northern Irish band Two Door Cinema Club, and the infamous Hercules & Love Affair take to the decks, among others.
This blistering line-up also sees London favourites, Hip Hop Karaoke, and Sheffield’s Toddla T join some of the most influential members of the modern music scene as they all come together under one roof for the first time.
An impressive array of London’s hottest restaurants will be taking up residence for the weekend. Festival-goers can look forward to Berber and Q’s signature smoked shawarma, and Luca, of The Clove Club fame, will be serving up their carefully sourced British fare with an Italian twist. Sri Lankan stars, Hoppers, will also be present.
Greg Wells, co-founder of We Are Beer, the team behind London Craft Beer Festival, said: “London Craft Beer Festival is a great celebration not just of the international brewing scene, the fantastic restaurants in residence, or the unique DJ line-up, but also of our beloved city.
“Londoners know great beer, and demand for the very best producers grows every week. It’s incredibly exciting to be bringing our hand-picked ‘best of the best’ international and British brewers back to the capital for the sixth year in a row.”
• Tickets for London Craft Beer Festival 2018 are priced from £35 and include entry to the festival, souvenir glass, and multiple tasters of beer. They are available now at londoncraftbeerfestival.co.uk/ticket-type/lcbf-2018-tickets/