Croydon Craft Beer Festival set for Thursday 17th – Saturday 19th March 2016 in the Braithwaite Hall


By - Tuesday 15th March, 2016

An extended Craft Beer Festival will be held in the Braithwaite Hall on Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th March.


Photo by Croydon Craft Beer Festival, used with permission.

Release begins: Following a hugely successful first year in 2015, the Braithwaite Hall at the Croydon Clocktower will host the second Croydon Craft Beer Festival. After the incredible popularity of our first festival last October, we’re bringing a bigger and better edition back for 2016.

There will be even larger selection of beers available from more than 100 breweries, from London and around the world, as well as plenty of crafty snacks: sausage rolls, scotch eggs and other treats sourced from independent farms. The success of the first festival showed that Croydon has embraced the beer revolution that taken London by storm and we’ll have some of the best new beers on tap. Favourites like Belleville, By The Horns and Gipsy Hill are joined by new additions Windsor & Eton, Crate, The Park Brewery, Kernel – with many more to be confirmed. And of course there’s going plenty of great beer from Croydon’s very own The Cronx Brewery including a special edition London Stout, brewed for St Patrick’s Day on the Thursday of the festival.

The Croydon Craft Beer Festival has been put together by The Cronx Brewery, Freshfields Market and Nudge Factory, three locally based businesses who live and breathe Croydon, bringing their range of expertise to the event.

A spokesperson for the Croydon Craft Beer Festival organisers said: “The turnout for our first festival in October was unbelievable, we had no idea it was going to be such a success. Tickets were flying out the and it was amazing to see hundreds and hundreds of people having fun and enjoying the beer. We learnt a lot from the experience so we’ve made it bigger and better this time around. The festival will be an opportunity to sample the best, freshest beers from around London, and we’ll have cans and bottles from all over the world too. It’s going to be a great weekend – Croydon has got a taste for craft beer and we’re coming back again with even more.”

The main event at Braithwaite Hall will host amazing music from local acts and there will be plenty of hot and cold food available to keep you going through the festival. While enjoying the drink and the atmosphere, we are also hosting ‘Meet The Brewer’ events where you can have a chat with some of the brewers whose beer we’re showcasing and learn about the process that’s got them there.

Councillor Mark Watson, Cabinet Member for Safety and Justice, said: “Last year’s festival was absolutely brilliant and I’m delighted to be welcoming another one so soon. Braithwaite Hall is a fantastic asset for the local community to host wonderful events like this, and it shows off how Croydon’s cultural scene and nighttime economy is thriving. I’m proud to be part of putting this festival together, and I hope everyone comes out to join us again for a drink!”

The Croydon Craft Beer Festival will be in Braithwaite Hall from 5pm – 10pm on Thursday 18 and Friday 18 March, and 12 noon – 10pm on Saturday 19 March. Tickets are already on-sale through our website for £4: http://www.croydonbeerfest.co.uk/ and physical tickets will be available from the following locations: Freshfields Market, 86-88 Church Street, Croydon, CR0 1RB The Wine Cellar, 9-10 Station Parade, Sanderstead, CR2 0PH The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Rd, Croydon ,CR0 6BR Brgr&Beer at Matthews Yard, Matthews Yard, Croydon CR0 1FF There will only be a limited number of tickets available on the door for each day so book yours now to avoid missing out!

For more details, and for announcements of further participating venues and breweries, please visit our website or follow us on twitter: w: http://www.croydonbeerfest.co.uk/ t: https://twitter.com/CroydonBeerFest/

Release ends.

Release sender: Nudge Factory.

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