Krafty Kuts and A Guy Called Gerald will soundtrack Craft Beer Rising when it returns to East London for it’s 6th edtion. From Thursday, February 22nd to Saturday, February 24th, the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane will host the craft beer festival with 175 exhibits from an extensive selection of the world’s best breweries.
This year the festival expands from 8,000 to 12,000 attendees and welcomes a broader range of international brews such as New Zealand’s Yeastie Boys, Ozzie outfit Little Creatures, India’s Bira 91, ORA Brewing from Italy and Stone Brewing Berlin - a brew originating in San diego but now based in Germany.
There will also be the opportunity to taste Meantime, Sierra Nevada, Oakham Ales, Gipsy Hill, Brixton Breweryand Mondo, Lost + Found A.BL, Unity Brewing Co and Fierce Beer flavours, among many others. Orchard Pig, Thistly Cross Cider, Hawkes, Kentish Pip, Pilango Cider, The Cotswold Cider Co Ltd and Sheppys will represent the Cider world.
Food will come from a selection of London-based street food traders such as Kolkati, Prairie Fire BBQ, Le Bao and Salty Loins. Beer snack outfits will also be in the food hall with The Curators selling jerky and Serious Pig offering classics like snacking salami and oven-roast pork crackling. Established in 1797, cheese experts Paxton & Whitfield will have a selection of cheese boards on offer to cater while Vegans can indulge in their own food selection and friendly brews.
On Thursday evening Massive Attack’s Daddy G will take to the decks joined by Bristol’s Boca 45 on warm-up duties. Friday evening sees Krafty Kuts and 6Music selector Don Letts provide the music. A Guy Called Gerald will take control on Saturday night backed up by local cahoots London Disco Society. More acts are to be announced soon.
For tickets and information go to craftbeerrising.co.uk. Tickets start at £15 and include a free CBR pint glass.