The last Friday & Saturday in February will see The Old Truman Brewery again be a centre for beer, with 40 craft beer breweries all providing beer for this special event, with food, comedy, DJs and live music.
"Imagine a blustery February weekend, and all you want is your friends and favourite ents in one place. That is exactly what the Craft Beer Rising festival www.craftbeerrising.co.uk will be staging: craft beer, music and street food all together at the atmospheric Old Truman Brewery in East London. This new event takes place on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 February across two evenings and one daytime session. It is very different from typical big beer events and has the ambience of an intimate music festival, plus wholesome eating from award-winning Brockley Market's top street food vendors www.brockleymarket.com. At the heart of it is craft beer made by the nation's brewers, and there will be tastings from some 40 plus breweries, reflecting both established and experimental British brewing. Then there is music added to the mix, with acclaimed DJ Norman Jay MBE headlining, alongside mellow acoustic sets. The vibrant, uplifting, fresh space is designed with an easy, comfortable industrial look and several rooms will feature different attractions and moods. Learn a thing or two from a curious Beer Lab created by Heriot-Watt University, renowned for its International Centre for Brewing and Distilling. 'Thinking Drinkers' Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham will have you in their grips with an all-new version of their sold out review from the Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre, so be assured of sips, laughs and intellectual contemplation."
When - Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd February 2013
Where - The Old Trewman Brewery, Dray Walk, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
Tickets - £10 from here
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