There’s nothing quite like that feeling of sinking a refreshingly chilled, pulled pint of beer in the sunshine. Well, if that has got you daydreaming of outdoor pints then The Craft Beer Expo, which is set to return to Liverpool this summer, might be right up your street.
Heading to Black Lodge Brewery and Sub Rosa in the city’s Baltic Triangle with an epic three-day event of all things beer, the festival will be showcasing the best of world beer with over 100 different beers from over 30 breweries. As well as national and international breweries, there will be several popular local breweries including the likes of Black Lodge, Carnival, Chapter, Glen Affric, Love Lane, Neptune and Top Rope.
Taking place June 16-18, Ukrainian brewery ‘Vavar’ based in Kyiv will also exhibit at Craft Beer Expo, having teamed up with local brewers to produce a special collaboration beer for the festival. There will be a total of four sessions across the three days, including evening slots at 5pm-11pm on June 16 and 17 and 6pm-11pm on June 18, as well as an afternoon session (12pm-5pm) on June 18.
Paul Seiffert, curator of The Craft Beer Expo and co-founder of the thriving Black Lodge Brewery, said: “This is the 9th year of the festival and we’re excited to invite some of the world’s best breweries back to Liverpool to showcase their beer. We try to create an inclusive festival atmosphere, for beer newcomers and aficionados alike.”
Other brewers coming to The Craft Beer Expo include Alpha Delta, Beak, Maxlrainer, Brew York, Duration, Farm Yard, Kirkstall, Lakes Brew Co, Marble, North Brew Co, Northern Monk, Pilot, Polly’s, Pomona Island, Red Willow, Seven Bro7hers, Thornbridge, Vaux, Verdant, Vocation, Wander Beyond, Wylam and Zapato. Plus for those looking for an alternative to beer, there will be gin, cocktails, wine and slushies served by Sub Rosa, a dedicated lager bar and beer garden, as well as a range of ciders from Inncider Trading.
Alongside the main attraction at the Craft Beer Expo, guests can tuck into plenty of dishes from food traders such as vegetarian Indian street food from Bundobust, Dutch-style chips from Chip’d, Neapolitan pizza by Dough Bros, smash burgers from Fatback and a selection of small plates from Root. To accompany the festival, there will be DJs throughout, curated by Liverpool’s Melodic Distraction radio station, and will bring together the perfect DJs to soundtrack the event.
Priced at £12.50 per session or £32.50 for entry to all four sessions, tickets for The Liverpool Craft Beer Expo, which includes a branded glass, are now on sale, and can be purchased here.