The final details can now be revealed for what is the most ambitious and essential beer festival in the UK. BrewLDN have announced the final breweries list, details of the unique Chef’s Table food space, music from DJs Artwork and Greg Wilson plus The Old Dirty Brasstards as well as interactive tasting sessions, workshops, and talks for this informative and delicious gathering which takes place on 27th – 29th February 2020 at London’s The Old Truman Brewery, which you can bet we will 100% be at!
With over 150 exhibitors, you will never find as many of the world’s finest beers gathered in one place as you will at BrewLDN. Sup the ones you already love, discover the ones you are about to fall in love with and get adventurous with some bold new tastes before anyone else on the planet. Highlights for us include the all-female brewers from Mothership which I’m super excited to try, and to see some of my old favourites in the shape of Tiny Rebel, Mad Squirrel, and of course, Meantime.
Other drinks are also on the menu with a strong cider lineup, Fever-Tree championing whiskey and ginger mixer combinations and 19 Crimes who bring some of the finest wines around.
To soak up all the beer and keep you fuelled, BrewLDN are introducing a fully immersive food and drink space called BrewDining. Here guests can take a seat at the Chef’s Table where Guinness Open Gate Brewery, Villa Ascenti Gin and Bulleit Frontier Whiskey team up with some of London’s culinary legends. Carefully selected dishes from the kitchens of Indian barbecue specialist Brigadiers, purveyors of fresh traditional past La Nonna and London’s only traditional Kansas City BBQ, Prairie Fire, will be paired with the flavour profiles of speciality beers, gin and whiskey.
But that’s not all; BrewLDN will also be collaborating with the UK’s leading vegan festival Vegan Nights who bring their favourite plant-based eats for the vegan, vegan-curious and veggie diners which I am over the moon about!
The soundtrack to BrewLDN has been carefully assembled to take in party beats at DJ Artwork’s very own pop-up rave pub with help from some of his most notable friends. Expect all manner of classics, house and disco gems on Friday and Saturday, while Thursday sees long time edit master and funk and soul historian Greg Wilson join the dots between the old and the new. Throughout the event, the lively Old Dirty Brasstards brass band will roam the main beer hall as they play their energetic covers of everything from Prince to The Libertines.
Talks and Tastings
Just announced are the exciting tasting sessions, workshops and talks as curated by award-winning beer expert Melissa Cole, author of The Beer Kitchen, and Gabe Cook, the Ciderologist and resident expert on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch. They will be overseeing interactive tasting sessions from; Brewers Association, Brooklyn Brewery, Freedom, Hawkes and Beer Merchants plus a talk on flavour and how we perceive it with famed beer writer Pete Brown. I’m particularly looking forward to the American craft beer discovery tasting session as I’m quite new to American beers!
The countdown is now on for the UK’s most complete and comprehensive beer, music and food festival.
Tickets are priced from £15 at brewldn.com. Tickets include a free BrewLDN festival glass to use during the day, BrewLDN x Ferment festival magazine plus a Beer52 free beer voucher.