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This weekend, London Craft Beer Festival will mark its 5th Birthday with a bigger, bolder celebration of beer, taking over the Shoreditch Electric Light Station for the very first time. Founders Dan Sylvester and Greg Wells will bring together the best beer and breweries from around the world, cranking the festival up a notch with a line-up of headline music acts and some of the city’s best chefs.

This year music is playing a big part at the festival with DJ sets from Hot Chip, Foals, Norman Jay MBE and Metronomy’s Olugbenga for an eclectic soundtrack. On the menu will be some of London’s top restaurants including; Middle Eastern and North African grill house Berber & Q, tapas from Morito; homestyle Indian Kitchen, Gunpowder; and Radio Alice, serving up their take on the humble pizza. Completing the line-up will be meat specialists L’onglet and favourites from the Summer festival circuit, Big Apple Hot Dogs. Each food producer will be paired with one of the UK’s finest breweries, so people can explore how well modern beer works with world-class food.


Dan and Greg have hand-picked a line-up of 45 top-notch breweries from around the world; with pioneers of the modern brewing movement, Mikkeller from Copenhagen; Dugges from Gothenburg who were recently voted one of the world’s best and joining from further afield, Maniba from Brazil. Meanwhile, from across the pond, Stillwater Artisanal, a ‘beer architect’ from New York and the US ‘craft beer godfathers’; Sierra Nevada will be joined by their Stateside bretheren Brooklyn Brewery and Oskar Blues. Flying the British flag will be the very best home-grown talent, including Northern powerhouse’s Cloudwater , Magick Rock & Buxton Brewery and London-based favourites The Kernel and Brew by Numbers, Beavertown and Pressure Drop.

London Craft Beer Festival will be held on 4th , 5th and 6th August 2017 tickets are available via https://londoncraftbeerfestival.co.uk/tickets/

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