Craft Beer Co's first festival a 'huge success'

By Helen Gilbert

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More than 11,000 pints were drunk at Craft 100
More than 11,000 pints were drunk at Craft 100
Craft Beer Co moved away from its traditional ‘meet the brewer' events to hold its first pub beer festival last weekend, which saw more than 11,000 pints sampled.

The four-day affair, held at The Craft Beer Co in Clapham, London showcased more than 100 ales from regional brewers including Thornbridge and Magic Rock and international beer makers including Cantillon and Evil Twin.

Dark Star’s specialty ‘Craft Star’ a 4% ABV light, hoppy ale, brewed specifically for the festival, became one of the first to sell out at the ‘Craft 100’ event.

The success comes on the back of last week’s news that the Craft Beer Co, which also operates sites in Brixton, Clerkenwell, Islington and Brighton, will open a flagship West End venue in early May.

Speaking about the event, MD Martin Hayes, said: “This was a very special weekend for us, we’ve never tried to tackle an event on that scale before, but I’m delighted with how the team dealt with the logistics of it all.

“Craft 100 was a huge success, with a range of beers that blew people away – many of the beers were brewed specifically for the festival which made it even more special for those that made it along.”

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