Rolling into our third and biggest year so far, Craft Beer Rising returns in February with 70 breweries in attendance at The Old Truman Brewery E1, all vying for your taste buds attention...
Continuing in our theme of representing the new, we'll be the showcase for some exciting new product launches as well as acting as a launch pad for the likes of the new (and hotly tipped) Mondo Brewery alongside other newbies such as 8 Wired, Bad Seed, Northern Monk, Bedlam Brewery, Fourpure, Hop Stuff, Purity and Portobello Brewing.
Returning breweries to the fold also include: Beavertown, Belhaven, BrewDog, Celt, Camden Town, Duvel, Dominion, Harveistoun, Fordham, Hiver, Ilkley Brewery, Lagunitas, Meantime, Palm, Renaissance, Sharps, Thornbridge, Thwaites, Tuatara, and the Yeastie Boys.
Other international brands will also be represented by the likes of Cave Direct (who will be bringing their US selection this year), American Craft Beer Company and Pierhead Purchasing (Importer of the year 2014).
All in all there will be more than 350 beers to try, including several ciders (from the likes of Thistly Cross, Hogan's, Aspall's and Vermont) alongside CBR Ice Tea faves Harry Brompton's and Hawkes Ginger Beer.
Music Line Up...
Craft Beer Rising are proud to announce that Soul II Soul Founder and North London legend, Jazzie B will be gracing the decks as our headliner on Saturday 21st February 2015, as part of the 3rd Craft Beer Rising festival at The Old Truman Brewery.
Expect the classic to the contemporary from this music icon as he follows in the footsteps of Norman Jay and Mr Scruff as previous headline acts.
And following the Funki dread on the Saturday night, we also have the original Rebel Dread, Don Letts for our Sunday session. Now residing on BBC Radio 6, the DJ, film director and musician will be providing our Sunday soundtrack alongside Channel One Sound System.
Friday nights session see's the ever dependable Andy Smith and Boca 45 going back to back as they did in our Glasgow event, adding the necessary 7" vibes to London's favourite Craft Beer Festival.
Thursday see's The Doctor's Orders take over proceedings bringing Dom Nextmen, Mr Thing, Spin Doctor
Mo Fingaz, JP, Ralphonze to play a heavyweight selection of hip hop, beats, funk, soul and more...You won't want to miss this one!
Food Line Up...
Delicious food to match the beers will also be available from The Meat Merchants, Dosa Deli, Little Jack Horner's, Fleisch Mob, Prairie Fire BBQ, & Moons Green Charcuterie. So don't eat before you come out.
- January 29, 2015 Initial release