The Great British Beer Festival’s Trade Session is where the British Beer and Pub Industry meet. The session is the perfect place to network with brewers of all shapes and sizes, pub owners, media representatives and other trade professionals. Taking place on Tuesday, 8th August 2017 12noon – 5 pm, the session includes the official opening of the festival, presentations and discussions on current trends with key players in the industry and the announcement of the winner of the Champion Beer of Britain 2017.
Entry to the session for members of the trade is free, applications are now open and close on 26th July 2017.
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Trade applications are now open, please click the button below to register your interest.
Kegstar is a keg and cask rental business and innovative tech company. Our aim is simple; to help free up valuable time and money spent maintaining, tracking and collecting kegs and casks. Using app enabled technology (free to download from your app store) each of our containers are scanned with a smart device, allowing them to be tracked through the supply chain to the venue. All the producer needs to do is fill, deliver, scan and repeat. When the time comes for empty kegs and casks to be collected, venue staff simply scan for a pick-up or alternatively phone or email us and we’ll collect as quickly as possible.
Cask Marque was formed as a not for profit organisation to improve the quality of cask beer served to consumers. To achieve this aim we created an accreditation scheme whereby pubs who want the award are subject to two unannounced inspections a year where we test each cask ale for temperature, appearance, aroma and taste. Currently we have over 10,000 pubs with the award. We are proud of the fact that 56% of cask ale drinkers recognise the award and the FREE CaskFinder app is used 60,000 times a month to find Cask Marque pubs. Cask Marque produces the Annual Cask Report, acts as back office support for the British Guild of Beer Writers and Cyclops, the unique beer descriptor and is the largest provider of Cellar Management Training to the pub industry.