Craft Beer Rising - London

The Old Truman Brewery

Friday 24 February 2017 and Saturday 25 February 2017 Tickets from £15

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Friday 24 February 2017 and Saturday 25 February 2017
Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Tickets from £15
Festival, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Electro, Funk & Soul, House Music, Jazz
Brick Lane
Over 18

In 2016 we took over a much larger main hall, this proved to be great, tea re keeping this the same but with a better layout to allow more space to roam.

We are also opening a new room for 2017.

So expect much of the same but with more improvements 

The Beer

This year we will have 170 breweries, we will announce these at various times between now an the show. Some of the best out there already signed up and lots of overseas interest. 

The Music

TBC at this stage, we want to make full use of the new screens we put in for 2016 and have a few artists in mind. Rest assured we won't let you down. We will update this as we confirm bookings.

Oh, but we will be having the Showhawk Duo back, their performance was a too much fun not to do it again, we booked them straight after last years show. It goes without saying now that Pete Paphides & London Disco Society will make an appearance as always.


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The Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, E1 6QL

East London


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This is a must do if you enjoy beer! We went on the Saturday day time session, great atmosphere, vast selection of beers, prices are affordable, music was good and the vendors were friendly. Looking forwards to CBR 17
12 Aug 2016 by miss_evers

2016 was our second visit and once again we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Things change each year but it's great to be able to try so many amazing and innovative British and American beers in one place 😀
03 Aug 2016 by Chloe

Excellent night. The beer selection was really comprehensive and the food great. I loved the concert too. I've spent an excellent moment with my friend. I'll be there next year!
11 Mar 2016 by Nicolas

This was the 4th time I've been, favourite night of the yeat without a doubt. There is so much choice and so many unusual and quirky beers to try and the breweries are more than happy to chat and give away free samples. Can't wait for next year! Wish they could be more often.
04 Mar 2016 by Josephine

Fantastic day very friendly bar staff on almost if not every stall with very keen and informative brewers will defo go again next year great venu, programme could have been a bit more helpful as was looking for one very small batch Brewer and had no information. In programme at all and took almost a hour trying to find it and once me and friends did the beer was sadly all gone
29 Feb 2016 by Leigh

The event was really good, lots of choice as you would expect but also for the non beer drinkers. I look forward to this festival the most each year as the crowd seems that bit more friendly. only 1 complaint and that was we had tickets until 00:30, which were taken off us on entry and then we were kicked out at 17:30. no chance to get back in.
29 Feb 2016 by Steve

Really good! The atmosphere was really nice. Prices are affordable and music was good. Congrats for the organisation, it was perfect! I recommend it to anyone and I hope to see you soon!
29 Feb 2016 by Morgane

Perfect evening - the brewers were all top notch and generous with the samples, top atmosphere in the place, the great staff, just fantastic all round. Definitely recommend it for a night out.
29 Feb 2016 by Brendan

Top night, excellent beer, great selection available, good crowd, tasty food, clean toilets, friendly staff, wish I could have stayed longer. £22 a bit steep given we also had to pay for every drink.
29 Feb 2016 by Sophie

Great night out, although I think £20 + £2 booking fee was a lot to pay. I can't drink too much beer but enjoyed the Auchentoshan whisky cocktails (with a free tin mug). Food was ok as needed to eat! Could be better. Music was fantastic and made the whole experience worthwhile. We went as a group, but the crowd was friendly and up for fun.
29 Feb 2016 by Geraldine

Really enjoyed it and thought the layout was better than last year. Unfortunately the water pressure in the toilets was very poor so it was unhygienic. The central beer aisle was too narrow. The cider was a good idea, but that room was too loud. The music on Saturday night detracted from the beer and attracted people who weren't actually interested in good beer. More beer varieties next time please, not all IPA! Plus, for the entry fee, surely all breweries should have cups for tastings? Saying all this, I really enjoyed it and the brewers were all friendly and chatty. Oh, fewer non-craft mega breweries next year please!
29 Feb 2016 by Ellie

Had a good night, I think that £20 might be a tad too expensive for what it is, at least one actual drink being included may have helped. Having never been to a beer festival I don't know quite what I was expecting. The Cider section was wicked. I think the food looked like an after thought unfortunately. Will definitely give it another go next year though
29 Feb 2016 by Sara

Another great year of craft beer rising with improvements year on year. Great selection of beer from a range of small and larger breweries and international beer too. The Old Truman Brewery venue works well.
29 Feb 2016 by Adam

Enjoyed talking to the brewers and there were lots of small ones - a big difference to most beer festivals (talking that is). Visited with my wheelchair user wife and the venue staff were excellent. Enjoyed the food offering too. If I was being picky (and an old git!) it didn't really need music in the beer area and the aisles could have done with being a bit wider. Plus a few more tables and chairs! The mens toilets were a pain too but this is down to the venue which did add to the occasion. We will return!
29 Feb 2016 by Christopher

Good venue, friendly staff within the Brewers providing good info of their product. Good food. My friends and myself really enjoyed the day. 😊 Shame it had to end. Bring on next year.
29 Feb 2016 by Richard

Very disappointing. For your £20 entry fee you get a glass and an advertising magazine that does not even list the drinks available. The organisers are cashing in on a trend and offering little in the way of benefit. The beer selection was vast, but many of the stalls were in no way "craft beers", large breweries (being ripped off as well with their stall fees) rather than giving tie newbies on the market a chance.
29 Feb 2016 by maybe16

Excellent beer selection from a wide range of breweries. I was impressed that most booths had most of their beers available throughout the evening - many other festivals I have been to run out of beer samples after the first two hours. Great planning by everyone involved.
29 Feb 2016 by Kevin

Excellent beer festival. 3rd time I've been now and it keeps getting better and better. Loads more breweries there this year and the cider space was a great addition. Will definitely be going next year.
29 Feb 2016 by Elliot

Great night, loved the Cyder Space and happy to see that Cider is becoming more popular, the music was great too! Anywhere we can get some more glasses from? We left ours in the local curry house :-(
29 Feb 2016 by Caroline

Most amazing beer show I've been to. Great line up of beers and food with great organizers!! Really looking forward to attending it again next year. Please keep it going guys!
29 Feb 2016 by Youngjoon

Seems to be a well run event. Bit of a shame to see some of the big boys there, masquerading as craft brewers, but I suppose that is unavoidable. It seems that it probably was for the best that I was unable to get trade tickets, as many of the brewers I spoke to said that the trade session was so busy they found it very hard to find time to talk to anyone, which would have negated my reason for going. As it was, a very enjoyable and useful day..
29 Feb 2016 by Carl

Mind blowing choice of beers and ciders all under one roof. Good to discover some new breweries and have a chat with the they guys at the event. Bring on next year!
29 Feb 2016 by Gavin

I had no idea what to expect but had a great evening. The selection of beer was incredible. Discovered a huge number of beers. Looking forward to going back next year!! Cheers.
29 Feb 2016 by Alasdair

Amazing spread of craft brewers from all over! We are looking forward to visiting a number of breweries as a result of the discoveries we made. Really friendly atmosphere and we can't wait for next year's event.
29 Feb 2016 by Livia

Excellent night, great venue, amazing people and fab music. We all had a great time....still recovering 24 hrs later!!! Will defo go again, already planning the next!!!! The beers were epic too 😂
29 Feb 2016 by lianne

Amazing beer festival with some great live music To go with it It, so many tasty new beers to try. I will definitely be going to this festival again! Highly recommended!
29 Feb 2016 by Joseph

SO. MUCH. FUN! What a great deal. So many beers to sample, too small a bladder. Learned a lot, tasted some great beers, ate some great food to tie me over, danced to some great music. AND managed to not lose my souvenir glass :) Will be back next year!
29 Feb 2016 by Nadia

My friends and I had an excellent time trying a lot of beer during the Saturday PM Craft Beer Rising event! I definitely recommend it to others - and will do it again! It was a bit hard finding your way though - I wish there was an easier way to navigate the options of beers!
29 Feb 2016 by Jeffree

This was our first visit and we enjoyed the event enormously. There was a great beer selection which was well priced as was the food available. We went to the talk on matching beers and food which was informative and fun-thanks for providing this in the evening as well as during the day. Our only comments for improvement would be to ensure the staff were better informed on where things were and that the toilets were checked and cleaned a bit more regularly otherwise a great experience. Sent from my iPad
28 Feb 2016 by Christine

I've attended a few beer festivals in the past (such as Great British Beer Festival) and CBR was a solid improvement on many of these which usually have the same old british ale & lager etc. that you'll find in any pub. The beer was generally quite unique, and whilst it may not all have mass market appeal I didn't taste a single beer that I regretted. Fantastic food as well - a few different stalls were operating and I didn't have any issue with lines (no more then you'd expect for a packed venue in London). It'd be nice if the number of attendees was slightly more restrained as it was extremely busy, but again - it's London, so it's what you expect. I don't agree with Nick's 1 star review or comments at all and will definitely be going back next year!
28 Feb 2016 by Robert

WOW, my first time attending CBR. I didn't know what to expect and this event blew my mind. If you are into craft beer scene this one is not to be missed. Already added to my calendar for next year. Great selection of venue too.
28 Feb 2016 by Dawid

The beers were not to my taste, most were samey, gassy, over chilled and bland. I tried at most 2 beers that I'd have again. The food took far too long to be served but was good when it finally arrived. The venue is good and the music/atmosphere were good. Overall poor value, luckily I was in good company but would rather have been down the pub.
28 Feb 2016 by Nick

This will be my 3rd year in a row at Craft Beer Rising! Great breweries, great beers and great food! Always in the calendar and it really is a must go to event!!!
19 Jan 2016 by Josh

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