The event, which will showcase 100 different keg beers, is being organised by the team behind The Craft Beer Co. group of pubs and bars. England’s Burning Sky Brewery, Spain’s Nomada Brewey and New York’s Other Half form part of the 50 strong line-up that will bring a global range of beers to London.
Other countries represented to illustrate the reach of the festival include brewers from Poland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and as far a-field as New Zealand.
Martin Hayes, managing director of the Craft Beer Co. said: “Each brewery will bring 12 different beers to the festival and showcase two of them per session – it’s going to be a truly international beer festival and be run very differently from any other festival I know about in the UK.
"The framework is simple and pure. We don’t charge the breweries, in fact we are providing hotels and travel, to encourage the best breweries to attend. You cannot sponsor or buy your way into getting your brewery into the event”
He added: “On the face of it, the ticket prices are higher than any other beer festival in the country but the ticket price includes beer, and not any beer, but quite simply the greatest line up of beer ever seen in this country, it’s great value. Taking a more global look, the price compares with the Copenhagen Beer Celebration.”
The London Beer Carnival will be held at ‘The Vaults’, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN, near Waterloo Station on the following dates:
- Thursday, 1 Oct: 18:00 – 23:00
- Friday, 2 Oct 12:00 – 17:00 and then 18:30 – 23:30
- Saturday, 3 Oct 12:00 – 17:00 and then 18:30 – 23:30
- Sunday, 4 Oct 12:00 – 17:00