Craft Beer Rising (19th-22nd Feb). 3 words to strike joy into the heart of any beer (or cider) lover. And Thistly Cross Cider is now fully set-up and raring to go at The Old Truman Brewery! Here’s what we had to say about last year’s event, and you know what? It’s still true. With bells on!
CBR is even better this year as not only does it feature 350 varieties to try, it boasts a partnership with London Beer Week (16th-22nd Feb) so you can widen your taste-bud horizons with even more venues to visit and tipples to try. CBR might be mainly about the beverages but it also has a packed programme of events, heavyweight music and fantastic street food, so we’re on a mission to track down some beer sticks and attempt a chorizo bomb whilst checking out some of the epic sets; stand up Jazzie B because we’re mainly thinking of you.
And Thistly doesn’t just have a rainbow bar-full of tasty ciders! We’ve also got a spanking new exclusive for CBR goers (wait for it)….. our Rum Barrel Cider.
The brainchild of our cider maestro Peter Stuart, it’s an inspired combination, and yes, it’s as magnificent tasting as it sounds. And not just that, our mates Harviestoun will be offering a legendary Thistly Cross mash-up in three varieties including an Original Thistly Cross, one matured with raspberry, and another conditioned with plums. Yup plums. Cannot wait!
But if you want to taste the result of Thistly’s Rum Barrel or any of the other exclusive dabblings, you better get yourself over here before they almost certainly sell out.
In fact get yourself over to say hello and meet Thistly anyway as we’d love to meet you! Stay in touch with us and keep up with all the latest #craftbeerrising updates and chat from Thistly on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.