The Vaults at London Craft Beer Festival are a must-see. We've worked with a select group of breweries and partners to create some fantastic experiences and events within the larger festival for you to enjoy. Make sure you swing by them all!
STARWARD began with a simple vision; create a uniquely Australian whisky we can offer the world with pride. Born and bred in Melbourne, STARWARD’s founder David Vitale was inspired to create a spirit that reflects his home town – from its culture to its famed ‘four seasons in a day’ temperature swings. Surrounded by some of Australia’s leading wine regions and regarded as the country’s microbrewing capital, all the ingredients for a modern Australian whisky were close by. The result is STARWARD - an affordable, approachable and distinctly Australian whisky elementally matured for three “Melbourne years” in Australian wine barrels, that pushes the boundaries of what whisky can be.
Wylam Brewery – High Vaultage
One of the UK's most exciting breweries will be bringing heat with 10 lines of the most sought after beers in the UK. Wylam have exploded in the last few years with some incredible IPAs, with their recent Northern Powerhouse series gaining Europe wide notoriety. One of the most forward thinking, creative and ambitious breweries in the country, Wylam Brewery's High Vaultage experience will be one not to miss.
Fuller’s & Friends Presents: The Cask Yard
The Cask Yard, presented by our good friends at Fuller’s, is back again at LCBF. Fuller’s is London’s oldest independent family brewer, and really is the best in the business when it comes to cask beer. Having been situated at the heart of London’s brewing industry for more than two hundred years, Fuller’s is the godfather of craft beer in this city. It’s an honour to work with them to bring something unique to our celebration of modern beer. This year’s Cask Yard will see Fuller’s curate a room showcasing the wonder of cask. They’re bringing some special beers from its cellars - expect Vintage Ale and the beer that started a whole style; ESB. Fuller’s Vintage Ale is one of the rarest and most sought after beers in the country, and the very first pours of this year’s edition will be in the Cask Yard. On top of this, Fuller’s will be bringing a number of special limited-edition collaboration beers, brewed with friends from all across the country, just for our festival. These beers, brewed at the partner breweries, are one-off brews; this Cask Yard is one not to miss. Whilst our festival often focuses on what’s new in beer, it’s also really important to us that we consider our brewing heritage and history. Fuller’s has seen a great deal of trends and change throughout their time, and has continued to produce some of the best beer in the country throughout. It’s not once stopped bringing us the magic of cask beer, and we’re so proud and excited to bring The Cask Yard right into the heart of our celebration.
A UK launch and thus a UK first. Collective Arts are one of the most dynamic and exciting breweries in North America right now – fusing the creativity of brewing, street art and music into one brand. They call this Liquid Art – which was the name of their recent sell-out festival in Canada. They’re bringing all this for a one-off party at LCBF so be sure to swing by.
Sierra Nevada are one of a very small band of breweries who lit the fire on craft beer way back in the 1980s. The Sierra Nevada vault will be the place to go experience all that Sierra Nevada is about – nice people, great conversations, a quality range of beer and maybe a little party to boot.
Below Deck – A meeting place for like-minded folk. Talk beer, drink beer. Chew the fat over beer changing the world. The Craft beer Revolution is gathering pace and our motley crew of experts will mix education, irreverence and humour to help further our mission.
This year Lervig are proud to brew the official London Craft Beer Festival Pale Ale – Going Nowhere is an easy to sink hazy pale ale with a nice kicker at the end. Following on from that the Lervig vault will be an explosive psychedelic trip into the universe of Lervig – expect some barrel aged one-offs released throughout the weekend. Lervig will most certainly be Going Nowhere, but somewhere.
Wild Beer Co. ‘Tales from the wood’
Having cemented our love affair with wood over the last five years, we will be bringing an exclusive line up of Wild Beer barrel aged rarities and specials for public consumption at LCBF: The line up will include: Iced Modus / Beyond Modus / Modus Operandi / Wineybeest / The Blend 2017 & 2018 / Ramboozle / BA Yadokai / Squashed Grape / Sourdough / Redwood / Zintuki / Ninkasi Premier Cru / Shnoodlepip / Velvet Underground / Fruitbooter / Smoke ’n’ Barrels amongst many others. There will also be some exclusive barrel-aged collaborations with To Øl, Magic Rock and Firestone Walker to compliment this stunning line up, with cheese supplied by our good friends at Westcombe Dairy. We’ll be attending in full force, with our brewers on hand to answer any questions on the mysteries of wood! See you there!
Harbour Brewing Co.
Founded by Eddie Lofthouse, Harbour Brewing Company have been a solid, modern and multi-award winning brewery based in the picturesque county of Cornwall since 2012. Producing well balanced beers that complement the traditional brewing process for a modern palate. Harbour were one of the early adopters in the modern British craft beer revolution and continue to evolve with their EXP range exploring the vast array of beer styles and the much anticipated Hinterland range being brewed on their brand new farm brewery where grain to glass and wild fermentation is taken to a whole new level.
Thornbridge Barrel Room
Thornbridge Brewery. One of the leaders in the UK Craft Beer scene. We have been brewing craft beer with a passion since our humble beginnings in 2005. We consistently push boundaries whilst respecting the important traditions of ‘Crafting’ beer which helps us to create an award winning range of beers loved by our customers all over the World. With over 350 Industry recognised awards we are proud to be part of such an exciting Craft Beer scene.
The HonestBrew Beer Tour
This year HonestBrew will be showcasing a diverse and exciting group of breweries from across the UK, Ireland and Europe. The online beer retailer have toured the Continent in search of the finest breweries from Spain, France, Italy, Poland and beyond and are now introducing homegrown beer lovers to new and unmissable brews that will surely become firm favourites in future. Sample devilishly indulgent imperial stouts from Catalonia, a selection of Italy’s finest IPAs, and Irish farmhouse ales that brim with delicious complexity. Looking for the UK’s next big thing? Look no further! Special guests will be pouring hop-forward delights packed with juicy, tropical flavours for New England fans. Enter HonestBrew’s Beer Tour and start your beer adventure. Journey across vibrant countries, discovering brand new sights, sounds and most importantly flavours. No passport required… just a thirst for adventure.
Beer Merchants Store
The official festival bottle store, run by beermerchants.com, is a place you need to visit and keep a little money for. From cans of fresh IPAs flown in from the US to special bottles of Cantillon and more. You'll also be able to take packs of festival only beers.
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