2017’s Festival is now over but you can see below who joined us this year! If you are a Brewery wishing to get involved for 2018, please go to our ‘Exhibit at’ page
Blasting in from South Wales, Tiny Rebel is celebrating their fifth birthday and a new brewery this year. With 30 new beers produced last year alone, and more specials on the way for 2017, there’ll be a taste explosion at Tiny Rebel’s beer van.
It’s been a wild ride from brewing in a garage to launching a 9 million pints-a-year capacity brewery, so there’s plenty to shout about and they’re going to be bringing a party vibe to GBBF. Meet co-founder Brad and his team, get involved and enjoy award-winning brews, banter and more.
St Austell Brewery and Bath Ales
Come and visit the St Austell Brewery bar at this year’s Great British Beer Festival where we are proudly serving award-winning ales from both St Austell Brewery and Bath Ales. Whatever your preference, we have something to suit you, including our flagship pale ale, Tribute and premium amber ale, Gem.
Founded in 1851 by Cornishman Walter Hicks, today St Austell Brewery remains 100% independent and family owned. We look forward to welcoming you with beer, cheer and music from our resident DJ, DJ Len.
XT Brewing Co.
XT Brewing is a fiercely independent craft brewery based on the Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire border. We strive to produce the highest quality beers in cask, keg, bottle and can, constantly experimenting with new and unusual hops and malts in both our core range and limited edition ‘Animal Brewing Company’ beers.
The White Gypsy brewery was set up in August 2008 by Cuilan Loughnane who had been renting breweries in Ireland and trading under the Dwan brand name since 1999. During those early years Cuilan had been very successful in brewing cask beers for the UK market and collected over a dozen Camra beer festival awards. Nowadays the focus is very much on local trading and trying to win over the locals with good quality, reliable and balanced beers. We also have started to develop oak aging as a way of returning to the traditional style of stout making and will have some interesting beers coming on stream in the next year.
The Porterhouse Brewing Co.
In 1996, the Porterhouse Templebar opened, brewing its own stouts, Ales and Lagers. The bar is situated on Parliament Street at the entrance to the cultural quarter of Templebar and was the first brew pub in Dublin. With beers like Plain Porter, Porterhouse Red, and Templebrau lager soon establishing themselves as firm favourites with the discerning Dublin beer drinker. The Porterhouse has picked up numerous accolades in the press, and awards for its beers, including in 1998, a gold medal at the International Brewing Awards. In 1999, it was decided to open a second Porterhouse bar at Covent Garden in London.
In July 2000, demand outstripped capacity in Parliament Street so a new brewery was built in Ballycoolin, North Dublin. In recent years, the continued expansion of the Porterhouse group of pubs and restaurants along with significant growth in the export market has necessitated another move, so in August of 2016 work began on our new brewery and visitors centre in Glasnevin.
Carlow Brewing Company /O’Haras
Carlow Brewing Company, also known as O’Hara’s Brewery, is an independent, family-owned business established in 1996 and one of the pioneers of Irish craft brewing. Located in the heart of Ireland’s traditional malt-growing “Barrow Valley” region that has strong historical links to the Irish brewing industry, the company has been at the forefront of Irish craft brewing for over 20 years, with a range that includes traditional Irish beers, interpretations of international beers, Falling Apple Cider and Craigies Cider. As a craft brewery we brew our beers true to the tradition – with taste and flavour.
Metalman Brewing Co.
Born of the desire to see more beer produced by independent brewers in Ireland, Metalman Brewing is the brain-child of a couple of beer enthusiasts (Gráinne and Tim) who were frustrated by the lack of availability and choice of tasty, authentically Irish beer. They eventually decided to take the plunge in 2011 and set up a brewery in Waterford City. Grainne quit her daily grind in the IT sector while Tim moonlighted from his day job.
Six years on, Metalman Brewing have produced over 20 beers to date. Tim has also ditched the day job and the company now employs 9 people. It was first Irish microbrewery to install their own canning line in 2014. There’s loads more to the story, so why not pop over to Gráinne and her team for a beer.
We pair brewing tradition with a contemporary sense of adventure to produce clean, crisp, full-flavoured beers.
Kinnegar’s roots are deeply embedded in the hilly fields and farms of Northeast Donegal, the perfect environment for the way we make beer. We don’t filter or pasteurise, and we let our friends, the yeast, carbonate the beer naturally during fermentation.
In 2017 we commissioned K2, a state-of-the-art facility in nearby Letterkenny. While the clinking of bottles coming off our line no longer mingles with the bleating of sheep from the surrounding fields, the farmhouse ethos at the core of what we do remains unchanged.
Wadworth have been brewing in Devizes, Wiltshire since 1875. Our modern brewhouse based in our Victorian brewery combines state of the art techniques with over 140 years of brewing experience. We brew a range of core, seasonal and craft ales, and 95% of our brewing ingredients are sourced from the UK. 6X is our iconic ale, brewed for nearly 100 years – it is the classic premium ale that made Wadworth famous, with a national following of drinkers always seeking it out; it’s a beacon on the bar for many beer drinkers.
The Five Points Brewing Company
Based in Victorian railway arches in Hackney, The Five Points Brewing Company brew a bold and distinctive range of beers in cask as well as keg, bottle and can. Popular in their East London environs and throughout London and beyond, their Five Points Pale Ale recently won Champion Golden Ale 2017 in CAMRA’s London Drinker Awards. Founded by Owner and Director Ed Mason and Head Brewer Greg Hobbs, they began brewing in March 2013. Their beer is unfiltered and unpasteurised for a better flavour and aroma. The Five Points is proud to be the first UK brewery to be a certified Living Wage Employer, and are members of the East End Trades Guild.
The ultimate luxury cruise through beer!
With 6 beers on the bar, we’ll take your taste buds on a flavoursome journey through beer! If you are looking for something a bit different, get yourself over to see us, we promise, you won’t be disappointed.
Brewed in the creative and industrial heart of the West Midlands, two Staffordshire brothers Keith & Dave Bott have owned and been running Titanic Brewery for over 30 years. Titanic Brewery was one of the very first new microbreweries in the UK and have been at the forefront of innovation throughout their 33 year history. One of the first to use US grown hops, brew golden beer and now best known for our Plum Porter, we are renowned for flavoured beers. We have some exciting developments happening with our beer range so come and take a look at what we have been up to.
Fuller, Smith and Turner P.L.C. is an independent traditional family brewer founded in 1845 and is based at the historic Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, London, where brewing has taken place continuously since 1654. The Company runs 198 managed pubs and hotels and 190 Tenanted pubs, with a focus on outstanding cask ale, great wine, exemplary service and delicious fresh, home-cooked food. The Company also has 706 boutique bedrooms in its managed estate and owns a 76% share of The Stable, a craft cider and pizza restaurant business. Fuller’s pub estate stretches from Brighton to Birmingham and from Portishead to the Greenwich Peninsula, including 174 locations within the M25. The Fuller’s Beer Company brews a portfolio of premium beers including London Pride, ESB, Organic Honey Dew and Frontier Craft Lager. Fuller’s also owns Cornish Orchards, a craft cider maker producing a range of award-winning ciders and premium soft drinks. Fuller’s is also the UK distributor for Sierra Nevada, the premier US craft beer and owns a 51% stake of Nectar Imports, a wholesale drinks business.
Redemption Brewing Company
Redemption Brewing Company have been brewing up a storm in Tottenham, since 2009. The award-winning craft brewery focuses on modern drinkable session ales, with quality and consistency at their core. Capacity has dramatically increased recently, with the expansion of a bespoke brewing kit and the launch of a purpose built Taproom overlooking the Brewhouse; perfect for enjoying a pint, while watching the brewers work their magic. Redemption have come a long way since the start of London’s craft brewing revolution. They’ve recently opened the doors to their very first pub in Bow, east London. ‘The Angel of Bow’ has a rotating selection of great beer from local east London micro-breweries, along with fresh cask ales from Redemption Brewing Co.
Windsor & Eton
As a founding member of the ‘club’ that became the London Brewer’s Alliance, Windsor and Eton Brewery have played a key role in the development of new breweries in the London area. From small beginnings, the brewery has seen continual growth and now supplies a large range of beers that are multi award winners. The brewery is run and owned by beer enthusiasts who aim to make interesting but highly drinkable beers ranging from Saisson and Wheat beer through all the traditional UK styles up to Black IPA. In addition, our Craft brand “Uprising” uses our young brewer’s innovations to produce very contemporary styles, challenging the old guard!
Harvey’s is renowned throughout the South East of England for its wonderful range of traditional cask ales. These ales are unpasteurised and are known as the ‘champagne of beers’. Distinctive flavour comes from using the finest raw materials, unique local conditions, our traditional 19th-century brew-house, spring water drawn via an artesian well and a yeast strain which has been used for half a century. Harvey’s builds on two centuries of expertise to brew fresh and premium beers for today’s generation. Throughout changing times, the name of Harvey has become synonymous with Sussex: a hallmark of quality, consistency and tradition… ‘We wunt be druv’
Palmers Brewery have been producing award winning real ales in the market town of Bridport, West Dorset for over 220 years. We produce five regular brews throughout the year alongside a range of seasonal ales. In1896 the business was acquired by the Palmer brothers, John Cleeves and Robert Henry. Today, two more Palmer brothers are running the business: John as Chairman & Managing Director and Cleeves as Sales & Marketing Director, great grandsons of the founder. The brewery’s estate of 54 pubs and inns can be found across West Dorset, South Somerset and East Devon.
Inveralmond Brewery part of Innis & Gunn Brewery
Inveralmond Brewery was founded in 1997 in Perth, the ancient capital of Scotland. We’re on the doorstep of some of Scotland’s finest landscapes, best produce and most renowned distilleries. We opened the brewery with the desire to supply flavoursome, high quality ale and in 2002, only 6 years after our first brew; we won “Champion Beer of Scotland” for Ossian. Since then the brewery has enjoyed growing sales, an expanded team of talented brewers and a burgeoning portfolio of ales. In 2016, with an evolving ale market in front of us, we entered the next chapter of our growth by becoming part of the Innis & Gunn Brewing Company. New ideas, investments and an enlarged capacity have allowed us to produce our most exciting beers to date. We hope you enjoy sampling them at GBBF.