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US craft beers head to the UK

The Brewers Association, the USA’s not-for-profit trade association for small and independent American craft brewers, will be participating in the Manchester Craft Beer Festival (23-24 July) and London Craft Beer Festival (13-15 August).
This is a first for the association which has lined up an exciting range of high-quality, innovative American craft beers showcasing a diverse range of beer styles, flavours, ingredients and brewing techniques.
Through their Export Development Programme, the Brewers Association will represent 27 American craft breweries including regular favourites and a number of breweries new to the UK market, including:
  • Anderson Valley Brewing Co
  • Baxter Brewing
  • Beards Brewery
  • Belching Beaver Brewery
  • Bell’s Brewery
  • Cigar City Brewing
  • Deschutes Brewery
  • Fifty Fifty Brewing Co
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co
  • Fremont Brewing
  • Greater Good Imperial Brewing Co
  • Heretic Brewing Co
  • Hoppin’ Frog Brewery
  • Maui Brewing Co
  • Melvin Brewing
  • Nebraska Brewing Co
  • New Holland Brewing Co
  • Oskar Blues Brewery
  • Port City Brewing Co
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
  • Springdale Beer Co
  • Stone Brewing Co
  • The Bold Mariner Brewing Co
  • The Virginia Brewing Co
  • Two Roots Brewing Co
  • Upslope Brewing Co
  • Warped Wing Brewing Co
Collectively, they will offer over 80 fresh American craft beers for sampling most of which are unavailable in the UK.
Commenting on these forthcoming events Lotte Peplow, Brewers Association American Craft Beer Ambassador for Europe, said: “After the ravages of Covid-19 it’s great to see American craft breweries bouncing back and showing renewed interest in the UK market, which is, of course, an important market for American craft beer and accounts for 10.1% of all exports, behind Canada with 23.1%.
“The Brewers Association is delighted to be participating in the inaugural Manchester Craft Beer Festival and London Craft Beer Festival both for the first time and can’t wait to showcase an exciting range of world-class, distinctive and incredible tasting beers to the UK beer lover.”

Free downloadable resources to help consumers enjoy and understand American craft beer are available at www.brewersassociation.org or www.craftbeer.com