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Craft Beer Rising 2015 at the Old Truman Brewery – 19th to 22nd February 2015


The Craft Beer revolution in London has gained consoderable ground last year and to celebrate London Beer week, Craft Beer Rising returns in February with 70 breweries in attendance at The Old Truman Brewery.

The event will be the showcasing  some exciting product launches as well as acting as a launch pad for the likes of the new Mondo Brewery alongside other newbies such as Bad Seed, Northern Monk, Bedlam Brewery, Fourpure, Hop Stuff, Purity and Portobello Brewing.

Returning breweries include:  Beavertown, Belhaven, BrewDog, Celt, Camden Town, Duvel, Dominion, Harviestoun, Fordham, Hiver, Ilkley Brewery, Lagunitas, Meantime, Palm, Renaissance, Sharps, Thornbridge, Thwaites, Tuatara, and the Yeastie Boys.

Other international brands will also be represented by the likes of Cave Direct (who will be bringing their US selection this year), American Craft Beer Company and Pierhead Purchasing (Importer of the year 2014). Completing the international line up will be Euroboozer who will be bringing the esteemed Rogue brewery  alongside Schremser, Stiegl, & Titanic.

Overall there will be more than 350 beers to try, including several ciders (including Thistly Cross, Hogan’s, Aspall’s and Vermont) alongside CBR Ice Tea faves Harry Brompton’s and Hawkes Ginger Beer.

The event will give an opportunity to meet some of the faces behind the brews and on the Mash Tun (sponsored by Simply Hops)  hosting several talks including the rise of Mead headed up by Tom Newman and a chance to hear about the NZ beer revolution courtesy of the 5 brewery strong Kiwi contingent (Yeastie Boys, Renaissance, Three Boys, Tuatara, and 8 Wired).  They’ll be plenty of food and music as well as plenty of variety of beers.

Session times:

Thursday 19th Feb 6pm-11.30pm
Friday 20th Feb 6pm-Midnight
Saturday 21st Feb 11am-5pm
Saturday 21st Feb 6pm-Midnight
Sunday 22nd Feb 11am–6pm

For more information or to book tickets  visit the Craft Beer Rising website here

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London Speciality Shop – Rough Trade


Rough Trade East ,Old Truman Brewery,91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

Rough Trade are two independent record shops in London, the shops origins lie in 1976 when Geoff Travis opened The first Rough Trade shop in Ladbroke Grove. In 1978 they went on to form record label Rough Trade Records which was home to The Smiths amongst others.

In 1982 the Record label and the shop separated but they still have strong links, at this time the shop moved from its original location to the nearby Talbot Road. In 1988 a shop was opened in  Covent Garden. which closed in 2006, however  in 2007 they opened a shop called Rough Trade East  in  Brick Lane in East London.


Rough Trade specialises in the carrying items over a range of genres, mostly within the alternative or underground scenes.

The shop, called  Rough Trade East is located in the former  brewery in  Brick Lane and often puts on free music gigs on a high-spec stage, allowing for an audience of 200. The shop specialises in selling Music from up and coming bands and in all formats but especially vinyl. The Shop has a café and a sitting area to encourage people to use the shop as a meeting place.

As well as their two shops in London, Rough Trade opened a store in New York  in 2013.

Rough Trade specialises in the carrying items over a range of genres, mostly within the alternative or underground scenes. They take great pride of being outside the music mainstream and developing young talent , this attracts a noticeable loyal following.

Monday – Thursday 8.00am – 9.00pm
Friday 8.00am – 8.00pm
Saturday 10.00am – 8.00pm
Sunday 11.00am – 7.00pm

Also Rough Trade West at 130 Talbot Road, London, W11 1JA

Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 6.30pm
Sunday 11.00am – 5.00pm

If you want more information about Rough Trade , visit their website here