Following another highly successful event last September, charity beer festival Craft Beer Cares returns for a third time this summer. Taking place from 19th to 21st July 2019 at London Fields Brewery, the event will feature beer from over 30 breweries from at least 7 countries, including the UK’s Beavertown and Cloudwater, Mikkeller and Dry & Bitter from Denmark and the New Zealand Beer Collective. Last year over £10,000 was raised for London-based anti-violence charity Art Against Knives; this year, proceeds from the festival will be donated to local homeless charity Hackney Winter Night Shelter (HWNS).
“From November through to March, the coldest months of the year, Hackney Winter Night Shelter opens its doors to the most vulnerable in our community.” HWNS’ Christina Ball says. “Any money raised would be of enormous benefit and go towards providing food for our guests and heating the shelter venues.”
Craft Beer Cares 2019 sessions will run from 6-11pm Friday 19th, 12-5pm and 6-11pm Saturday 20th, and 12-5pm Sunday 21st July. Tickets for each session are priced at £10 per person for a Craft Beer Cares branded glass and ten beer tokens, which can be used to purchase up to five servings of beer by the half pint. Beers will be priced according to ABV, with stronger beers costing more tokens, and additional tokens will be available for purchase within the festival itself.
“I’m so proud of our team for what we achieved together last year, and we’re hoping to build on that success with a bit of fine-tuning to raise even more money this year for an incredible cause,” Craft Beer Cares founder Gautam Bhatnagar says. “I can’t thank everyone involved enough. The brewers are always nothing but gracious and generous with their beer and their time, and the volunteers have been truly incredible, making for a great atmosphere of charity and giving, all with a beer in hand.”
Breweries who have kindly offered to provide beer for Craft Beer Cares 2019 include: Beatnikz Republic, Big Drop, Brew By Numbers, BrewDog, Brixton Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, Canopy, Cloudwater, Collective Arts, Dry & Bitter, East London Brewery, Fierce Beer, Fourpure, Gipsy Hill, Hale Brewing, The Kernel, Lervig, London Fields, Lost and Grounded, Magic Rock, Mikkeller, Mondo, NZ Beer Collective, Partizan, Siren, Solvay Society, Stone Brewing, Toast Ales, Verdant, Weird Beard, Whiplash, Wylam and Yeastie Boys, with more to be confirmed.
Tickets for Craft Beer Cares are available from Eventbrite now.: https://craftbeercares2019.eventbrite.co.uk/