Craft Beer Rising

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After a massively successful inaugural outing last year, Craft Beer Rising is back! And since there’s nothing we like more than supporting an event that celebrates brewers of vision and real integrity, we’ve christened our CBR Thistly-stuffed juggernaut with Thistlycbr christen Cross Whisky Cask, and we’re on our way!

The CBR experience kicks-off on 21st Feb at the Old Truman Brewery in London, and is the perfect place for beer innovators, cider enjoyers and foodie creatives, whether expert or curious, young or old, male or female. It’s trade-fun only on the Friday, but Sat and Sunday are open to all so grab your beer tokens and get ready to fill your free glass with some good stuff!

map cbrRunning until Sun 23rd Feb, the weekend is packed full of amazing beer (and cider of course), music and street food. Showcasing some of the world’s finest brews and reflecting the best in experimental and established brewing, it’s sure to be unmissable. There are hardly any tickets left, but you can still grab a few here for Sunday. Be quick though as last year’s event was a complete and deserved sell-out.


Six spacious rooms will buzz with the heady delights of hundreds of alcoholic beverages from an extraordinary range of brewers and breweries, alongside stomping sets by the legendary Mr Scruff, and Reverend And The Makers.

Not only that, there will be discovery beers from across the globe, fascinating beer talks, and taste-matching to keep you thinking whilst drinking. As well as stunning eats ranging from British charcuterie  to inventive veg eats; Burger Bear burgers are surely a must-try with a one-off version of their stonking bacon jam.

sbkegcbr_edited-1And of course Thistly will be there with all its core varieties for your delectation, alongside some adventurous ideas about mixing your perfect cider pint. If you have been one of the lucky early-birds who bagged a lust-worthy ticket, then you can count yourself extra blessed as CBR sees the last of our current batch of Snakebite & Black available on draught.

It’s been a popular collaboration so it’s sure to wriggle off fast as a sidewinder until the stocks finally run out.

Lots more information here and here.