London Craft Beer Festival

Fancy a spot of liquid refreshment? Good - because the London Craft Beer Festival is on its way and those beers won't drink themselves. Peter Gray reports.

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Details of the 2021 festival will be published on this page as soon as we have them. This article describes the 2019 festival.

With a dazzling array of participant breweries, food from some of London’s best restaurants, and an almost unlimited supply of free beer samples, the London Craft Beer Festival (LCBF) is undoubtedly the place to be for beer lovers come November.

Not to be confused with the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF), the LCBF is a relative newcomer, albeit one that has quickly made a name for itself with the excellence of its beers. With a deliberate focus on newer names, the LCBF has predominantly showcased local breweries and those who are attempting to do something interesting or different.

The festival will play host to over 80 breweries with exciting newbies like Dalston’s 40FT, Denmark’s Dry & Bitter and Ireland’s White Hag joined by established names such as Brewdog and Sierra Nevada. Other notable names include New York’s Evil Twin, French brewery Brasserie Popihn and Portugal’s Cerveja Letra. 

The festival also offers visitors a tantalising line up of foodie treats with top restaurants and street food giants rubbing shoulders at the event. Highlights of the 2019 festival include such renowned vendors as Palomar restaurant, Hoppers, Brigadiers, Berber & Q.

There’s music too with an acoustic stage and a range of DJ sets. This yeaer’s festival will see the likes of Friendly Fires, the Kaiser Chiefs and Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor man the wheels of steel with acoustic sets from artists including Josh Flowers, Amy Wawn and Polly Money.

Tickets for the festival begin at £49.95, which included access to the festival, all your beer, a free tasting glass and a magazine-style programme.

The 2021 London Craft Beer Festival will take place on the 13th & 14th August 2021 at Tobacco Dock. More information about the festival can be found here.

-London's Best Events-
What: beer festival
When: 13/14 Aug 2021
Where: Tobacco Docks
Website: LCBF