There’s only one way to celebrate the end of Dry January, with a beer festival. So it’s handy that Craft Beer Rising, the UK’s biggest craft beer festival, returns to East London this month.
Get your keg on at Brick Lane’s Old Truman Brewery from the 22nd to 24th February and 175 breweries will be in attendance along with street food and cider!
With over 12,000 beer enthusiasts (which is basically everyone) coming along for the three day event Craft Beer Rising promises to be a yeasty extravaganza. Established beer brands there will include Meantime, Sierra Nevada and Oakham Ales which will sit with up-and-coming brands such as Gipsy Hill, Brixton Brewery and Mondo. As ever it’s not just UK brands, New Zealand will be sending their award winning Yeastie Boys, Australia will be represented by Little Creatures. Plus beers from India, the US and Europe.
Plus this year will see newcomers, including Lost + Found A.BL, Unity Brewing Co and Fierce Beer amongst plenty of others.
On the cider front Orchard Pig, Thistly Cross Cider and Sheppys will be flying the flag.
And don’t forget the food, which there’ll be plenty of. Steetfooders Kolkati will be bring their Indian hot kati rolls while Prairie Fire BBQ, London’s only traditional Kansas City BBQ, will be serving their range of fabulous grilled meats. Also serving up a storm will be Le Bao, Salty Loins, The Curators and cheese specialists Paxton & Whitfield.
As if it couldn’t get any better, the soundtrack will be provided by Massive Attack’s Daddy G, Boca 45, Krafty Kuts and 6Music’s Don Letts, as well as A Guy Called Gerald and London Disco Society.
Leave Dry Jan in the dust, get your diaries out and block off February 22nd to 24th.