Fuller’s Brewery hosts the London Brewers’ Alliance inaugural Craft Beer Festival on Saturday 23 June

By: Dewi Wyn Morgan

With the closure of the Young’s brewery in 2006, it looked as if the era of large-scale brewing in London was coming to an end. Many predicted that Fuller’s would follow Young’s out of the capital in order to profit from the value of its prime site on the Chiswick riverside. Fortunately, Fuller’s has stayed put and continued to thrive in the rapidly changing London beer market.

Mirroring the Craft Beer scene in the USA, the UK and particularly London, has seen an explosion of micro-breweries, which have come about as a challenge to the increasingly bland and monotonous beers that were being churned out by the large brewing conglomerates.

There are now some 80 breweries in London, mostly represented by the London Brewers’ Alliance, but rather disappointingly for us West Londoners, most of them are based in South and East London. It is therefore doubly satisfying to see this inaugural Craft Beer Festival being held at Chiswick’s own Griffin Brewery.

The festival, on Saturday 23 June, will be attended by over 40 of London’s best breweries showcasing the depth and breadth of the London beer scene. Each brewery will be represented by a brewer, offering a unique opportunity to meet the brewers of all the breweries in attendance and ask questions of your favourite brews.

The all-inclusive tickets mean your ticket not only allows entry to the festival, it also covers all the beer you’ll be drinking whilst you’re there! Local food traders will also be in attendance.

Tickets are £35 and available here

The following brewers have confirmed they will be at the Festival:

Anspach & Hobday — Alphabeta — Brewhouse & Kithchen Highbury — Barnet — Beavertown — Big Smoke — Bohem — Boxcar — Brick — Brixton — Camden Town — Canopy — Five Points — Fourpure — Fuller’s — Gipsy Hill — Hackney — House — Jeffersons — Kew — Laine’s (People’s Park Tavern) — London Beer Lab — London Brewing Co — Moncada — Mondo — Neckstamper — One Mile End — ORA Beer — Orbit — Park — Pillars — Redemption — Reunion — Signal Brewery — Signature Brew — Solvay Society — Spartan — Tap East — Thames Side — Truman’s — Twickenham — Two Tribes — Volden — Wimbledon — Windsor & Eton

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