Beavertown Brewery reveals further details about Extravaganza 2018 festival

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Wide range: 90 breweries will be present at the festival (up from 77 in 2017)
Wide range: 90 breweries will be present at the festival (up from 77 in 2017)
North London craft brewery Beavertown has revealed further details about its Extravaganza festival, which returns to Printworks London this September.

The brewery has expanded the number of breweries for the festival’s second year, while maintaining the same number of tickets to ensure there is enough beer for all attendees across the two-day event.

The likes of 3 Floyds Brewing Co (USA), Omnipollo (Sweden), Mikkeller (Denmark) and Brouwerij de Molen (Netherlands) will all be in attendance, and are flying beer across to the UK to ensure maximum freshness.

Rotating pours 

UK breweries such as Northern Monk, Cloudwater, The Kernel and Buxton will also be pouring at the Extravaganza on 7-8 September.

In total, 90 breweries will be present at the festival (up from 77 in 2017). Each brewery will be pouring two beers at all times, rotating through up to 16 different brews through the course of the festival

As well as the beer on offer, thee will also be a food village from street-food collective KERB and talks from US beer website Good Beer Hunting.

Speakers at last year’s festival included Sierra Nevada brewery ambassador Steve Grossman, who told attendees​ that multinational drinks organisations attempting to buy up the craft beer market would never be able to lead the way in innovation, and Burning Sky founder Mark Tranter, who argued​ that The UK’s “crowded and demanding” beer marketplace was harming beer quality.

2017 highlights

“We could brew a new pale ale and IPA every week and probably end up richer than we are now, but we would be poorer as brewers," Tranter said. "Trying to stay focused is really difficult because you can't help but get carried away with social media. 

"In the long term, though, the people who stay true to what they do will ultimately win out. That sense of place and tradition, and working with what you've got is better than constantly following trends. It's better to try and master a couple of things than be a jack of all trades.”

Tickets to the festival are priced at £60 (+ a £5 booking fee) and include entry for one day, an official glass and all beer pours throughout the session.

It is expected that around 8,000 people will be in attendance at the festival over the course of the two days.

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